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8 Thrilling Novels Set in Amusement Parks That Make It Feel Like Summer Anytime
8 Thrilling Novels Set in Amusement Parks That Make It Feel Like Summer Anytime
A day that starts with a roller coaster, ends with a fireworks display, and has a bunch of junk food in the middle can be a whole lot of fun. But as these books make all too clear, delights can also be dangerous.
Holyrood Abbey, Jungle Wedding, Fantasy Clocks, Retro Istanbul & More: Endnotes 21 July
Holyrood Abbey, Jungle Wedding, Fantasy Clocks, Retro Istanbul & More: Endnotes 21 July
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a nude author talk, 50 best mysteries, secrets of Moscow's Metropol Hotel, Moby-Dick fashion, murdery Jane Austen, and more.
SSoP Podcast Episode 56 — Amusement Parks: Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!
SSoP Podcast Episode 56 — Amusement Parks: Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!
The gate of an amusement park is an invitation to a magical world where you'll careen down a track, soar through the air, play games of chance, meet magical creatures, and eat the junkiest food with gleeful abandon.
Glamping, Extremely Long Paragraphs, QWERTYFEST, Retro Photos & More: Endnotes 14 July
Glamping, Extremely Long Paragraphs, QWERTYFEST, Retro Photos & More: Endnotes 14 July
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got why to read 'The Diary of a Provincial Lady,' quirky airfield restaurants, memorable bookstores, Edinburgh objects, and more.
Best Beaches, Bread+Books, Summer Skies, Suitcase Poetry & More: Endnotes 07 July
Best Beaches, Bread+Books, Summer Skies, Suitcase Poetry & More: Endnotes 07 July
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the genius of artist Edward Hopper, excellent books about tennis, how to steal a masterpiece, a cat with a passport, and more.
Beef Milanesa with Peach Salsa Inspired by the Novel 'Betty Boo'
Beef Milanesa with Peach Salsa Inspired by the Novel 'Betty Boo'
Milanesa is like an Argentinian version of chicken-fried steak. It's beefy, it's crispy, it's altogether irresistible. Inspired by Italy, gauchos, and the beautiful pampas, it's a little Argentina in your kitchen.
Austria, Ballet Thriller, Pronouncing Author Names, Corn Dogs & More: Endnotes 30 June
Austria, Ballet Thriller, Pronouncing Author Names, Corn Dogs & More: Endnotes 30 June
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a must-read short story, the case for slow travel, the retro art of high school yearbooks, the perfect piña colada, and more.
SSoP Podcast Episode 55 — Argentina: Tango to the End of the World
SSoP Podcast Episode 55 — Argentina: Tango to the End of the World
There are so many reasons to make Argentina your next big trip. Surely you know about the tango and outdoor adventures of Patagonia. But how about gauchos, glaciers, alfajores, and the Train at the End of the World?
Norway, Joys of Rereading, 1923 Beach Party, Wildlife Vocab & More: Endnotes 23 June
Norway, Joys of Rereading, 1923 Beach Party, Wildlife Vocab & More: Endnotes 23 June
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Rick Steves' travel journals, paper airplanes, gender identity terms, 29 great American Diners, a Saharan traveler, and more.
Embrace Joy with the Poem 'I Want You To Know' by Kenyan Poet Micere Mugo
Embrace Joy with the Poem 'I Want You To Know' by Kenyan Poet Micere Mugo
This poem and interview with its author are like a warm shot of direct sun to brighten your day and make you feel unstoppable. It's happy, inviting, tender, and triumphant. Treat yourself to a few feel-good moments.
Red Lotus Sea, Book Holster, Charles Dickens' Art, Bench Love & More: Endnotes 16 June
Red Lotus Sea, Book Holster, Charles Dickens' Art, Bench Love & More: Endnotes 16 June
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got books and longevity, 46 world-changing books, beautiful ocean-fed pools, banning Maus, LA's Clifton's Cafeteria, and more.
SSoP Podcast Episode 54 — Kenya: Hurrying Has No Blessing
SSoP Podcast Episode 54 — Kenya: Hurrying Has No Blessing
There are so many things to see and do in Kenya. Yes, you can go on a safari. (Glamping, anyone?) You can also meet the Maasai in a traditional village and stroll narrow lanes in the romantic coastal city of Mombasa.
Raichle Palace, Beautiful Libraries, Retro Motels, Chips Oman & More: Endnotes 09 June
Raichle Palace, Beautiful Libraries, Retro Motels, Chips Oman & More: Endnotes 09 June
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got all-American country house murder mysteries, Taiwan's Rainbow Village, menopause novels, short stories vs. novels, and more.
There's Drama and Comedy with These 8 Gripping Books Set in the Theater
There's Drama and Comedy with These 8 Gripping Books Set in the Theater
Live theater can transport us inside stories like nothing else can — but great books come close. These titles take you behind the scenes of theaters around the world with big feelings and unforgettable characters.
St. Lucia, Peter Rabbit, Roadside Attractions, Book Dresses & More: Endnotes 02 June
St. Lucia, Peter Rabbit, Roadside Attractions, Book Dresses & More: Endnotes 02 June
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the best sandwiches in Atlanta, an iconic hotel, why libraries are essential, the best spots for nature swimming, and more.
SSoP Podcast Episode 53 — Theater: Act One, Scene I, Lights Up
SSoP Podcast Episode 53 — Theater: Act One, Scene I, Lights Up
You know what's great about the theater? The backstage drama is as compelling as what happens under the spotlight. From Greek chorus to Broadway and everything in between, we celebrate a great night at the theater.
Rijksmuseum, Ablaut Reduplication, Faroe Mysteries, Lucky Vocab & More: Endnotes 26 May
Rijksmuseum, Ablaut Reduplication, Faroe Mysteries, Lucky Vocab & More: Endnotes 26 May
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got 15 audiobooks for road trips, Judy Blume's fave books, where to eat around the world in 2023, sweet clothesline art, and more.
Needhams Candy from Maine, Inspired by the Sweet Novel 'Almost, Maine'
Needhams Candy from Maine, Inspired by the Sweet Novel 'Almost, Maine'
Oh, what a sweet combo a charming book and some chocolate can be! The novel 'Almost, Maine' invites you to believe in the magic of love, the Northern Lights, and that hope and joy find you when you least expect it.
Iceland, Audiobook Biz, Admont Abbey Library, World Wonders 2023 & More: Endnotes 19 May
Iceland, Audiobook Biz, Admont Abbey Library, World Wonders 2023 & More: Endnotes 19 May
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a brilliant must-read essay, nostalgic Euro summer movies, charming botanical illustrations, a new romance festival, and more.
SSoP Podcast Episode 52 — Maine: Lighthouses, Lobster Rolls, and the King of Horror
SSoP Podcast Episode 52 — Maine: Lighthouses, Lobster Rolls, and the King of Horror
A short list of awesome things in Maine: Lonely lighthouses, blueberries, just-caught lobster, great poetry, kayaking, stargazing, spine-tingling horror tales, pine trees, moose, crashing Atlantic waves, and more.
Batu Caves, Collective Nouns, Famous Last Lines, Paris Hotels & More: Endnotes 12 May
Batu Caves, Collective Nouns, Famous Last Lines, Paris Hotels & More: Endnotes 12 May
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got summer short story collections, a dive into an Anne Brontë poem, crime novels set in Gibraltar, a Chinese bookshop, and more.
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