A Cyclist’s Dream Vacation

A Cyclist’s Dream Vacation

The Shimanami Kaido trail in Japan offers a unique way to travel—by bike. At seventy kilometers, this cycling trail connects the country’s main island, Honshu, with the fourth largest island, Shikoku, while passing through six smaller islands along the way. Bike...

Cereal Killer Café

Cereal Killer Café

If you’re a nineties kid and you ever find yourself in London looking for a place to grab a bite, try the Cereal Killer Café. Although this café won’t offer you tea and biscuits, you get an insanely vast variety of cereal and a total retro vibe. With 120 different...

Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

Just across the street from the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, sits the iconic English-language bookstore Shakespeare and Company. George Whitman founded the current Shakespeare and Company in 1951 after being inspired by Sylvia Beach’s original bookstore and...

Leavenworth, WA: The Perfect Winter Getaway

Leavenworth, WA: The Perfect Winter Getaway

Before reading this post, had you ever heard of the town Leavenworth, Washington? Unless you’re a local Washingtonian, probably not. What most people don’t know is that this quaint little town, hidden in the Cascade Mountains, is quite the Bavarian-influenced mountain...

The Libraries of Your Dreams

The Libraries of Your Dreams

We love books because they take us around the world, into the past or future, and beyond the limits of reality. True book lovers don’t mind toting around their current read. Doing so allows them to prop open their current book and read through a few more pages...

The Murder Castle of Čachtice, part two

The Murder Castle of Čachtice, part two

Continued from The Murder Castle Over the next year, the courts would hear from over three hundred witnesses, and the nature of Bathory’s atrocities began to emerge from the darkness that had hidden them. She was reported to have burned the flesh of servants whose...

The Murder Castle of Čachtice, part one

The Murder Castle of Čachtice, part one

There is something about dark and macabre stories that draws people in. Halloween has become a major commercial market in the United States over the last century, and the 2017 horror film Get Out was even a strong contender for the best picture academy award. Like it...

For the Love of the Game

For the Love of the Game

October brings crisp air and fierce competition as the best teams in baseball battle it out for the World Series title. Baseball is known as America’s pastime and has been around for over eighty years. Though today baseball has evolved to thirty clubs across the...

Wandering Forgotten Lands

Wandering Forgotten Lands

Down the street and around the corner from some of the most famous holy sites in the world, a little abandoned village goes almost unnoticed. Lifta is a collection of forsaken stone buildings just off the edge of West Jerusalem, but it was once a thriving Palestinian...