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Get Caught Up in a Coming-of-Age Story in Pre-Revolution Iran with 'Disoriental'
Get Caught Up in a Coming-of-Age Story in Pre-Revolution Iran with 'Disoriental'
Take a suspenseful, surprising trip to pre-Revolution Iran with an unforgettable heroine. This gripping story travels from the green mountains of northern Iran to the city streets of Tehran and Paris of the 1980s.
Scotch Eggs Inspired by Val McDermid's 'Broken Ground'
Scotch Eggs Inspired by Val McDermid's 'Broken Ground'
Bake a batch of Scotch eggs and get caught up in a police procedural that travels from a peat bog in the Scottish Highlands to beautiful Edinburgh. Sure, there's murder afoot, but that's no excuse to go hungry.
12 Books That Capture the Fierce Spirit of Scotland
12 Books That Capture the Fierce Spirit of Scotland
Craggy islands, damp peat bogs, twisty lanes of cobblestones, vast swaths of green to make your heart soar — Scotland is a beautiful country with larger-than-life heroes (and heroines) and more than a few ghosts.
SSoP Podcast Episode 05 — Scotland: Wraiths, Rebels, and Royalty
SSoP Podcast Episode 05 — Scotland: Wraiths, Rebels, and Royalty
Stunning windswept landscapes, a rebellious national spirit, an affinity for smart tartan plaids, a predilection for ghost stories, and an appreciation of a wee dram o' whisky. Scotland is all this and so much more.
Vintage Bookshelves, Feasting in Zanzibar, Novel Fashion & More: Endnotes 31 January
Vintage Bookshelves, Feasting in Zanzibar, Novel Fashion & More: Endnotes 31 January
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a lush art nouveau house in France, vocab for book lovers, literary Airbnb reviews, why you should visit Bodø, Norway, and more.
Travel Between Modern-Day and '90s Croatia with 'Girl at War'
Travel Between Modern-Day and '90s Croatia with 'Girl at War'
This weekend, we recommend an emotional trip to '90s Croatia... where you'll meet Ana, a courageous heroine on a quest to reconnect with her heritage, her family, her old friends, and, ultimately, herself.
Postcards from Mexico: Mayan Ruins, Markets, Mountains, and More
Postcards from Mexico: Mayan Ruins, Markets, Mountains, and More
Beaches on the Pacific and the Caribbean, magical cenotes, mystical pyramids, amazing street food, and candy-colored architecture — these photos will have you booking a trip to Mexico asap. Sorry and you're welcome.
Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven' was Published Today in 1845
Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven' was Published Today in 1845
Poe's shadowy view of the world is as irresistible as it is spooky, due to his ability to weave a dark spell of words. In this poem, the winged messenger of the title is the only solace for our broken-hearted narrator.
Postcards from Japan: Bamboo, Temples, Monkeys, and More
Postcards from Japan: Bamboo, Temples, Monkeys, and More
These photos will take you beyond the neon and rhythm of Tokyo to peaceful shrines, brilliant green landscapes, and some really cute monkeys in the mountains. These snapshots that explore the diverse beauty of Japan.
Embark on a Big Adventure to the Andes in 19th-Century Peru with 'The Bedlam Stacks'
Embark on a Big Adventure to the Andes in 19th-Century Peru with 'The Bedlam Stacks'
This weekend, why not go exploring in the snow-capped mountains of Peru? You'll be swept up in local folklore, face your greatest fears, and find your truest friendship. You might also get caught up in a gunfight!
A Cathedral Library, Modern Anne Brontë, Kinder Travel & More: Endnotes 24 January
A Cathedral Library, Modern Anne Brontë, Kinder Travel & More: Endnotes 24 January
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got sweet Wes Anderson-inspired cafés, Armenian food in LA, the eerie boat-house from 'Rebecca,' easy travel journaling, and more.
SSoP Podcast Episode 04 — Mexico: Folklore and Beachy Paradise
SSoP Podcast Episode 04 — Mexico: Folklore and Beachy Paradise
Mexico is an inspiring background for stories that explore the joy (and challenges) of family and the magic of everyday experiences. In this episode of our podcast, we hit the beach and explore ancient cultures.
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