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Personal Transformation Through Travel
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Personal Transformation Through Travel

Travel allows us to get in touch with different sides of ourselves that, for better or for worse, may not show themselves as we go about our usual daily routines. As we become immersed in new cultural experiences and have a personal transformation our senses are heightened, intuition becomes clearer […]

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Why Our Stories Matter: A Look At Novelist Scott Bergstrom’s WWII-Era European Passport Collection
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Why Our Stories Matter: A Look At Novelist Scott Bergstrom’s WWII-Era European Passport Collection

It started with the passport of a young Polish woman named Zofja. Scott Bergstrom, author of the novel The Cruelty, discovered it in an antique store in Austria and bought it for a few euros. “I remember thinking it was odd and a little tragic to have something so personal […]

Color bento box from ---. Photo courtesy of Jessica Festa, taken with a Nokia Lumia Icon.
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Matcha, Bento And An 11th-Century Temple: A Cultural Walk In Uji, Japan

While Japan in General is known for its curative green tea culture, there is one place where the offerings are truly rich: Uji. Located in the Kyoto Prefecture, just on the outskirts of the city of Kyoto, Uji’s plains and hillsides grow green tea in abundance, while its streets offer […]

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How To Cook Pappa Al Pomodoro Like You’re From Tuscany
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How To Cook Pappa Al Pomodoro Like You’re From Tuscany

The food found in the Tuscany region of Italy is known for its sustainable preparation and pure flavors. Additives in many meals aren’t unpronounceable ingredients like acesulfame potassium and monosodium glutamate, but local olive oils and wines that naturally enhance a dish’s character. Tuscan cooking goes much deeper than just […]

A Conversation Without Words In Riomaggiore, Italy
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A Conversation Without Words In Riomaggiore, Italy

Laying out on the jagged harbor rocks in Riomaggiore, Italy, I let the warm sun tan my skin. It was so peaceful in this town of old-warm charm and fishing boats. Families swimming in the small alcove while the more adventurous types dove from high-cliffs into the water. I close […]