Around the world with Hemingway

Around the world with Hemingway

The inspiration for travel can come to us in many different ways — maybe from hearing friends’ travel tales, or stumbling across maps, or discovering movies set in faraway lands. For me, much of my travel inspiration comes through the books I read. Indeed, it works both ways: books can...

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Literary travel: In the City of Bikes

Literary travel: In the City of Bikes

The Netherlands is said to boast one of the highest living standards and quality of life in the world, and many say the Dutch bike obsession contributes to these benchmarks. But this obsession with two wheels has a dark side, one that contributes to stress and anxiety about personal possessions...

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5 cafés that inspired the literary world

5 cafés that inspired the literary world

There’s something undeniably romantic at the thought of a writer sitting in a smokey coffeehouse, hunched over a notebook — or more recently a laptop — sipping from an espresso and penning the next great novel. Some of the most famous books of all time were written not in isolated...

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Literary travel: The Other Side of Paradise in Havana

Literary travel: The Other Side of Paradise in Havana

Havana is a hard city to “get.” I think that’s why I like it so much. It’s not easy for foreigners to climb inside. The government has long put a wall up between locals and tourists; if you’re a visitor, you ride in different taxis, visit different nightclubs, and even...

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