Today’s Featured Article

“I’m Going to 59 Parks in 52 Weeks”

By Stefanie Payne, The Greatest Road Trip.  First published on the Huffington Post 59 parks in 52 weeks?—?that’s fewer than one per week?—?and it’s all happening by road, save a few plane rides to reach island destinations. Everybody I’ve told seems genuinely excited for me. I am excited for me. And I am excited for Jon, my sig-O […]

Books & Literature

Author Roman Payne Discusses Wandering and His New Novel, “The Love of Europa”

Reprinted from GreatNovels.org "To wander is to be alive." - Roman Payne ABOVE:  The wanderer stops to take respite as he roams about. "Wandering is the major theme of both my life and my work - and they are the same thing." - Roman Payne On … [Continue Reading]

Gourmet

Remembering Old Traditions of Swiss Delicacies

As a child, I loved the Swiss dessert delicacy, from the tiny canton in Appenzell, we called the “biberli”. It was reserved as a reward for quality accomplishments and holiday celebrations in our home. The original recipe was an extremely delicate almond paste and honey, sandwiched between a richly perfumed cake, soft and dense like […]

Lifestyle Trends

Veuve Clicquot & Ferrari Lifestyle Partnership

This article first appeared on PR Newswire Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin is announced as the first "lifestyle partner" of Ferrari at the Geneva … [Continue Reading]

Travel & Tourism

Cathar history in the South of France

By. Natalie Trent - La Dolce Vita Azille   Cathar sites & ruins in the South of France The abundance of Cathar history in the Aude region of the South of France is amazing, with many castles, sites & ruins strategically placed on … [Continue Reading]

Wellness & Fitness

Thalassotherapy

What is Thalassotherapy? From the Greek word Thalassa meaning “ocean,” true Thalassotherapy includes incorporating all of the healthy marine elements by way of water exercise, ingestion of salty … [Continue Reading]

Wine

Celebrate Riesling with top Producers & Experts from around the World

WOODINVILLE, Wash., Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Chateau Ste. Michelle of Washington state and Dr. Loosen estate of Germany will host the fifth Riesling Rendezvous July 17-19, 2016 at Chateau Ste. Michelle and Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle. The event brings together leading experts and producers to explore the versatility of Rieslings from around the world, discuss issues and opportunities surrounding the advancement of Riesling, and forge alliances among producers and Riesling enthusiasts. (Read More…)

Designer Quotes

The lot of author to be read before bed

“The lot of the bride to be wed before bed desired until rotten. The lot of author to be read before bed admired then forgotten”. – Roman Payne Roman Payne  

Daily Literary Quote

She was free in her wildness

“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city.” – Roman Payne, The Wanderess