We Recommend This App: Eat Smart Abroad

Travel is increasingly a competition of access: who know what the locals know? Who knows the secrets of where to […]

Bookstore Review: le lièvre de mars, Marseille, France

by Johanna Pittman Normally I’m not much of a book aesthete—despite a dislike of electronic reading, I’ve never been drawn […]

The Beat Hotel: American Writers in Paris, 1957-1963

By Matthew Nilsson Standing on the shores of Paris’ Left Bank, tucked away on Rue Gît-le-Cœur, I check my map, […]

Hotel du Pont Royal: Paris, France

By Kelsey Liebenson-Morse “There is never any ending to Paris, and the memory of each person who has lived in it […]

Review of Les Miserables: The Movie

By Jessica Ellen Monk Strictly speaking, Les Misérables is not a Literary Adaption; it’s based on the musical, not the Victor Hugo […]

Caodai Calling: Victor Hugo’s Vietnam

A traveler to an architectural oddity in Tay Ninh, Vietnam, tunes in to the otherworldy call of a wacky bizarro cult.

Happy Birthday, Julia: Celebrating the Centenary of a Culinary Icon

by Amanda Festa  One of my most vivid memories of childhood is the distinct voice of Julia Child wafting, or […]

Van Gogh & The Dead in Arles, France

It’s late October, but the sun beats down on my bare head with the ferocity of an August heat wave. I stand at the entrance of Les Alyscamps, Elisii Campi, the Elysian Fields. It is the final resting place of Roman dead in Arles in the South of France. A cloying floral scent weighs heavily in my throat, the scent of thousands of funerals over thousands of years. Tall straight trees line the walkway like sentinels. Or prison bars. I’m alone at the gates to the great necropolis and I’m in the open air, but still I feel suffocated.

Jim Morrison & Lipstick Kisses at Oscar Wilde’s Pere-Lachaise

by Kevin E.G. Perry “They say, Lady Hunstanton, that when good Americans die they go to Paris.” ~ Oscar Wilde, “A […]

Zelda Fitzgerald: The Roaring ’20s Icon

by Sara Hodon Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was one of the most celebrated figures of the 1920s.  Along with her husband, […]