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7 Great Poetry Books to Read this Poetry Month

7 GREAT POETRY BOOKS TO READ THIS POETRY MONTH

By Hannah White National Poetry Month is here! To celebrate this beautiful and distinct literary form I've put together a list of some...

Sojourn in Scotland

SOJOURN IN SCOTLAND

By Meryl Baer I rest my head on the back of an American Airlines middle seat. Squished on the left by my husband and the right by an...

 
 
 
Gaudi's dreamlike oddity: Sagrada Familia

GAUDI'S DREAMLIKE ODDITY: SAGRADA FAMILIA

By Tejas Yadav The 25€ entry ticket was a strong deterrent - that's more than you would pay to enter the Louvre museum. Pervasive hype...

10 Great Books Written by BIPOC Women

10 GREAT BOOKS WRITTEN BY BIPOC WOMEN

By Hannah White March is Women's History Month. Though we celebrate the great literary achievements made by women year-round here at...

 
 
 
Madurai: The Athens of the East

MADURAI: THE ATHENS OF THE EAST

Here is a map. Take it. I give it to you so we can explore together, the city of Madurai in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India....

Literary nostalgia & Georgian splendour in Bath

LITERARY NOSTALGIA & GEORGIAN SPLENDOUR IN BATH

By Rhea C Dhanbhoora Bathed in gold and rich with history, this pedestrian-friendly city in Somerset, a UNESCO World Heritage Site...

 
 
 
Broadening Horizons: How books and travel help our children

BROADENING HORIZONS: HOW BOOKS AND TRAVEL HELP OUR CHILDREN

By Kristy Taylor When I was twelve, my parents took our family of seven to the small Indian Ocean island of La Réunion to visit my...

7 Great Works of Literature Set in Ireland

7 GREAT WORKS OF LITERATURE SET IN IRELAND

By Hannah White St. Patrick's Day is almost here. To celebrate Irish history, I've curated a list of 7 great works of literature set...

 
 
 

VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR TED O'CONNELL

Please check out our Zoom Interview with Ted O'Connell to talk about his book K, A Novel and his time in China. Find out more about...

Stumbling Blocks of Rome

STUMBLING BLOCKS OF ROME

By Douglas Weissman To Romans, Italy's capital is a fast-paced metropolis of modern culture supported by millennia of tradition. To...

 
 
 
 Tschiffely's Epic Ride: Part of the Yin & Yang of Travel Series

 TSCHIFFELY'S EPIC RIDE: PART OF THE YIN & YANG OF TRAVEL SERIES

By Mark D. Walker Tschiffely's Ride tells the story of one of the greatest horse rides of all time. A.F. Tschiffely's 10,000- mile...

Kafka in China

KAFKA IN CHINA

By Ted O'Connell It's one thing to travel to the Russian countryside and recall some brilliant Tolstoy scene, or to duck into a flower...

 
 
 
The Wild Coast of Marseille 

THE WILD COAST OF MARSEILLE 

By Angus Cunningham On a discreet mountain edge overlooking the village of Morgiou, I thought I'd found the perfect spot to bivouac,...

9 Must Reads for Black History Month and Beyond Plus their Screen Adaptations

9 MUST READS FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH AND BEYOND PLUS THEIR SCREEN ADAPTATIONS

By Hannah White Black History month is a time in which we remember important figures and events in the history of the African diaspora....

 
 
 
Highgate Village and the Beauty of a Great Cemetery

HIGHGATE VILLAGE AND THE BEAUTY OF A GREAT CEMETERY

By Kristy Taylor About a year ago, I got a phone call early one Friday morning. It was one of my sisters calling to say my oldest sister...

Baked with Love: V-Day's Literary Past and Alice in Wonderland-Inspired Cookies

BAKED WITH LOVE: V-DAY'S LITERARY PAST AND ALICE IN WONDERLAND-INSPIRED COOKIES

By Hannah White There is much debate surrounding the exact origins of Valentine's Day. We know that the month of February has long...

 
 
 
The Steinbeck Connection

THE STEINBECK CONNECTION

By Julie Dalrymple The weather report for England showed two weeks of continuous rain - fitting weather for a literary pilgrimage to...

6 Great Love Stories to Read this Valentine's

6 GREAT LOVE STORIES TO READ THIS VALENTINE'S

By Hannah White Love is a central theme of so many great works of literature. And with February on the horizon, many look for great...

 
 
 
In the Wakes of Magellan and Darwin

IN THE WAKES OF MAGELLAN AND DARWIN

By Suzanne Adam Our first night out to sea, standing on the deck, I feel the presence of Ferdinand Magellan. Sturdy hands on the railing...

A Weekend Away at Snowvillage Inn

A WEEKEND AWAY AT SNOWVILLAGE INN

By Francis McGovern If you are looking for a place to get away from it all, that's quiet and peaceful, then you might find what you...

 
 
 



Celebrate Rhode Island Hotel Week, With Deals From $100 A Night

Here's a look at the specials hotels are offering during Rhode Island Hotel Week and how you can get in on these epic staycation deals. Read more ...

Chase Sapphire Preferred vs United Quest Card

This Chase Sapphire Preferred vs United Quest Card breaks down the perks and options for these two Chase powerhouses. Which one do you prefer? Read more ...

Tips for Traveling to Hawaii During COVID

Today's tip is from reader Mark B. and will really make your trip to Hawaii much smoother if you follow his advice. I'm also including links to some of our... Read more ...

My Bank Card Was Hacked - Here's How to Prevent it From Happening

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NASA has reportedly picked SpaceX's Starship to land its next astronauts on...

Spacex; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images NASA is awarding SpaceX an exclusive contract to land humans on the moon, The Washington Post reported. The company's Starship... Read more ...

This Truck's Face Is An Xbox Controller

This Truck's Face Is An Xbox Controller

I don't know of a more delicate way to put it: The Shelby-tuned version of the Chinese Great Wall Cannon pickup has an Xbox controller for a grille. Read more ...

Amazon is spending a whopping $465 million on 'The Lord of the Rings' season...

Warner Bros. The season 1 production budget is four times more than what HBO's "Game of Thrones" cost per season. Amazon paid $250 million for "The Lord of the Rings" rights... Read more ...

Water-sprinkling is good clean fun in Yunnan

Water-sprinkling is good clean fun in Yunnan

Residents and tourists play during the water-sprinkling festival - which ran from April 13 to 15 this year - at Wild Elephant Valley scenic spot in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan... Read more ...

GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar create 'America First...

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Erin Scott/Pool via AP GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar formed the "America First Caucus," Punchbowl News reported. The group will... Read more ...

4 things that might explain the labor shortage hitting the reopening...

Empty tables stand at a restaurant in Manhattan on March 1, 2021 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images 9.7 million people are actively seeking work, but businesses are... Read more ...