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The Mermaid Castle Café That Lets You Live out Your True Aquatic Destiny

In recent years, food trends have helped to bring in some of our favorite mythical fantasies to life. But one very pretty and vibrantly creative café is taking the cake — literally, with its exotic, mermaid setting that gives you a tail to wear while you eat. Advertisements

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Ladytron at Showbox Seattle by Neil Sanchala

6 of the Coolest Concert Venues in Seattle

American cities like Nashville, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, and Detroit are revered for their music scenes, but one city that deserves a lot more noise is Seattle. The cool metropolis within Washington State was the breeding ground of legendary musicians like Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain. Starting with its booming days as the birthplace […]

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Discovering Harry Potter Magic in J.K. Rowling’s Edinburgh

The wizarding world of Harry Potter is significantly informed by Edinburgh. The Scottish capital was where British author J.K. Rowling wrote the novels in her iconic series. When speaking of her special connection to the city, Rowling has said, “Edinburgh is very much home for me and is the place where Harry evolved over seven […]

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Gazing at Gaudi’s Masterpieces in Barcelona

The city of Barcelona is characterized by the unusual, unique, and undeniably radical creations of Antoni Gaudi. The Catalonian architect was the best known practitioner of Modernisme, Catalan’s Art Nouveau movement. Some of the hallmark qualities of Gaudi’s highly imaginative and one-of-a-kind style include the use of stone and iron materials, ceramic and stained glass […]

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Skogafoss in Iceland

Chasing Waterfalls in Southern Iceland

There is no place in the world like Iceland. The Nordic island is a showcase for all of Earth’s most stunning and surreal natural wonders, from volcanoes and glaciers, to hot springs and black sand beaches. In fact, it’s almost like setting foot on a whole new planet, but likely for us all, Iceland is immensely […]

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A Tour of Rome’s Most Enchanting Fountains

Earlier this April, I wandered the cobblestone streets of Rome, Italy in search of ancient artifacts and baroque beauty. What I discovered was that Roman design is best embodied in a specific architectural piece — the water fountain. The Eternal City has a long history with water, beginning in Ancient Rome when elaborate aqueduct systems were established to transport water from […]

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All Hail Royal London!

Back in April, I embarked on my first Eurotrip to England. As an English Literature major and British History nerd, it was imperative that I devoted a generous amount of my time to exploring the majestic and glorious sights of Royal London. I visited Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, and the Tower of London, and took day trips […]

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