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100+ Great Books for the Armchair Travel You Need Right Now
100+ Great Books for the Armchair Travel You Need Right Now
Let these stories whisk you away to the beaches of Mexico or the castles of Prague, to Japan or Morocco and the Sea, to a country manor house or a delightfully spooky place that makes the real world tame in comparison.
Free Audibles, Foods Named for Places, Pakistani Motorcycle Woman & More: Endnotes 20 March
Free Audibles, Foods Named for Places, Pakistani Motorcycle Woman & More: Endnotes 20 March
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got so many free book options, a War and Peace bookclub, needlework as an act of resistance, Bram Stoker's other novels, and more.
Solve a Mystery and Drink Champagne with Phryne Fisher in Australia
Solve a Mystery and Drink Champagne with Phryne Fisher in Australia
This weekend, we recommend a getaway to Queenscliff, Australia. You'll enjoy a lovely holiday by the sea and join in the search for buried treasure. A little bubbly and a pearl-handled pistol go a long way.
Russian Nibbles & Vodka Inspired by the Novel 'A Gentleman in Moscow'
Russian Nibbles & Vodka Inspired by the Novel 'A Gentleman in Moscow'
Zakuski, cold snacks enjoyed with vodka (or black tea), are a Slavic celebration of this life, this day, this moment with the people you hold dear. Grab your besties, this book, and raise a glass. Za vashe zrodovye!
SSoP Podcast Episode 08 — Russia: Revolution, Hope, and Vodka
SSoP Podcast Episode 08 — Russia: Revolution, Hope, and Vodka
From its landscape and architecture to revolutions and historical figures, everything about Russia seems larger-than-life. In this episode, we discuss five great reads that transported us to Russia, past and present.
Giant Pandas, Why Read Fiction, Earl Grey, Magical Treehouses & More: Endnotes 13 March
Giant Pandas, Why Read Fiction, Earl Grey, Magical Treehouses & More: Endnotes 13 March
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got bawdy royal scandals, inspiring travel journals, a journey on the Silk Road, how to get away with (fictional) murder, and more.
It's Moxie, Mayhem, and Murder in Victorian London with 'A Murderous Relation'
It's Moxie, Mayhem, and Murder in Victorian London with 'A Murderous Relation'
London, 1888. So posh, polite, and perilous. Go undercover with Veronica Speedwell and her partner Stoker as they try to avert royal embarrassment, dodge flying bullets, thwart Jack the Ripper, and flirt up a storm.
6 Books That Will Transport You to the Deserts and Medinas of Morocco
6 Books That Will Transport You to the Deserts and Medinas of Morocco
Have you ever daydreamed about riding a camel across the Sahara with the wind in your hair? Or strolling through the market in the old town of Marrakech? These six books will take you there asap, no passport required.
Milan Canals, 1-Sheet Zines, Mobile Libraries, Map Secrets & More: Endnotes 06 March
Milan Canals, 1-Sheet Zines, Mobile Libraries, Map Secrets & More: Endnotes 06 March
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got intrepid heroines of classic lit, oral storytelling around the world, overhead bin rage, grocery store tourism, and more.
Gaze on the Arno and Visit the Italian Countryside with the novel 'A Room with a View'
Gaze on the Arno and Visit the Italian Countryside with the novel 'A Room with a View'
This weekend, we recommend a getaway to the warm sunshine and stunning sights of Florence with Lucy Honeychurch, a heroine who would take the world by storm, if she could only get out of her 19th-century muddle.
Moroccan El Minzah Orange Salad Inspired by the Novel 'Tangerine'
Moroccan El Minzah Orange Salad Inspired by the Novel 'Tangerine'
This colorful salad combines sweet oranges, cool fennel and mint, and salty olives for a taste that's bold and a little exotic. It's a tribute to 'Tangerine,' a taut noir thriller set in 1950s Tangier, Morocco.
The Intricate Design and Moroccan Tradition of Henna Tattoos
The Intricate Design and Moroccan Tradition of Henna Tattoos
For centuries, women have been adorning their bodies with delicate, colorful henna tattoos to mark significant events in their lives. We take a look at the origin of this art and share tips for you to try it yourself.
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