The VAC Library in Hanoi is a unique open-air structure that invites play along with learning. Solar-powered and self-sustaining, it's a modern (beautiful) example of how libraries can interact with the environment.
Warning: This show is going to inspire you to book tickets to Vietnam as soon as possible. Who could resist its stunning natural beauty, vibrant street food, fascinating history, and warm, friendly people? No one.
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the booksellers along the Seine, cafés around the world, Iranian poetry, 31 days of literary treats, wine label design, and more.
This weekend, take a bookish getaway to a British boarding school where tradition makes daily life far more fraught than final exams. (And way more murdery!) But, darling, the countryside and campus are lovely!
Here! This is where we'd like to teleport this afternoon to spend a few hours reading amidst the colorful bookshelves. Located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this library has been impersonating a magical portal since 1837.
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a challenging literary quiz, a daring photography feat, new Agatha Christie documentaries, Pierre Cardin's vision, and more.
This slim novel is a scintillating, titillating celebration of the breathlessness, devil-may-care sensibility, and desperate optimism of New Year's Eve. Put on a mile-high wig, grab a mask, and prepare to be seduced.
It's always enlightening to look back on the year that was to see which posts got the most reads and shares. As usual, the list of our top posts of 2020 is full of surprises: Edward Gorey! Devil's Bible! Manor Houses!
We're wearing red sweaters, drinking eggnog, eating cookies, and generally making merry because it not now, when?! And amidst all the noshing and noel-ing, we want to share two sweet poems that celebrate the season.
The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is a heritage railway that runs through Brontë country from Keighley to Haworth to Oxenhope, passing through lush, green countryside under the watchful eye of sweet-faced sheep.
Train travel is the best travel, and these luxury trains prove it! From Canada to Japan, Europe to Peru, and beyond, here are some of the poshest cars on the rails, chugging through the world's most beautiful scenery.
In this mini-episode, we talk about traditions from around the world that we've added to our own holiday celebrations, including cookies, pubs, potato salad, and the Icelandic Book Flood, then we share a Yule poem.
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got an Orient Express pop-up exhibit, a new museum podcast, Hercule Poirot's Christmas, 13 unusual holiday traditions, and more.
This beautifully odd novel is not a holiday story, but it's perfect for this time of year. A mashup of Russian folklore, fantasy, and history, it features a cast of unforgettable characters led by our heroine Marya.
Forget everything you know about English muffins. These homemade muffins are yeasty, light, and riddled with oh-so-irresistible nooks and crannies. And bonus: They're super-easy to make. Break out the butter and jam!
All aboard for a fascinating virtual journey on train tracks. In this episode, we explore train history and proclaim trains the best mode of transportation, then we share books we love that put us right on the rails.
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the Bermuda Triangle legend, favorite dishes and desserts from around the world, the homes in Sherlock's mysteries, and more.
It's just four days until Christmas, and it's Manny's last night working at the Red Lobster that's the center of his life. This quiet story is vast in its emotional scope and sense of place — sweet, sad, and dignified.
The stir-fry dish known as Lomo Saltado is the perfect representation of Peru's fusion cuisine where East meets West, a flavorful, savory recipe that combines Peruvian chile peppers and pisco with Chinese soy sauce.
'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring... except the book lovers hoping to find a comfy chair, a cozy and compelling read, a cup of hot cocoa, and a plate of cookies.
Feast your eyes on Peru's colorful, vibrant fusion cuisine and the mind-boggling beauty of its scenery. From Pacific beaches to the tippy-top of the Andean mountains, Peru is a destination to fuel your imagination.