Emirates Airline Festival: A Literary Oasis Amid the Dazzle of Dubai

By Ann Kirkland It has been a long and brutal winter in Toronto. So, when I was invited to the […]

The Legendary Hotel Elysée: Last Home of Tennessee Williams

by Jessica Monk Despite witnessing the color and culture shock of the twentieth century, the atmosphere at the Hotel Elysée […]

Literary Iceland – Isle of Awe

Destination:  Iceland – Reykjavik (and other towns) Dates: August 30 – September 8, 2014 (9 nights) For more information on […]

Love on the Road: An Anthology of Love and (Wander)Lust

By Amanda Festa “My message will make sense to those who are willing to listen…who appreciate contradiction, nuance, and who […]

A Tour Less Ordinary: The Hidden Poetry of Italy’s Literary Landmarks

By Jessica Monk “Literature is a way to experiment with the world. You can have a story that is rich […]

Italian Exile: Dante’s Inferno and Early Renaissance Justice

Destination:  Florence and Rome, Italy Dates: April 9-16, 2014 April 18-25, 2014 April 28-May 5, 2014 September 3-10, 2014 September […]

Jane Austen’s Family Heritage in Northern Ireland & Donegal with author Sophia Hillan

Destination: Dublin, Donegal and Northern Ireland Description: Jane’s Nieces in Dublin, Donegal, Belfast & County Down: Explore Stately Homes, Parks, […]

Idyllic Escape: Boccaccio’s Decameron in the Florentine Countryside

Destination:  Florence, Italy and the Tuscan countryside Dates: June 4-11, 2014 June 13-20, 2014 For more information on this trip […]

American Queen Steamboat Tours

Destination: The Lower Mississippi: New Orleans, Memphis The Upper Mississippi: St. Louis, St. Paul The Tennessee River: Memphis, Chattanooga Special […]

Doorways into Dante’s World

By Jessica Monk Dante’s Italian epic poem, The Divine Comedy, is a work as rich and populous as a walled […]