Book Review: Circe

By Madeline Miller Circe is immortal and the very first witch. Her name is old and her story has been told before. But Madeline Miller puts a new perspective on this ancient tale by telling it from the viewpoint of the woman herself – not the perfunctory nod to a goddess spun into the heroic …

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Top 6 things to do if you want to see NYC like a local

New York City has a vast array of offerings. If you’ve never been to NYC, you should come see the typical things that make NYC great: the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, the 9/11 Memorial and Broadway. These are quintessential NYC activities and I strongly recommend each. …

A Weekend in Scotland: Edinburgh + a day trip through the Highlands

Scotland is a beautiful, cultured country. We went as part of a trip to Bristol, England. We got a very cheap flight to Bergen, Norway (less than $200 RT!), and booked a second flight from Bergen to Edinburgh. This is a great trick for getting cheap RT tickets to Europe. It’s the create-your-own-connecting-flight strategy 😉 …

Book Review: Kings of the Wyld and Bloody Rose

By Nicholas Eames Kings of the Wyld is the first book I’ve read by Nicholas Eames. It follows Clay Cooper who has settled into a comfortable semi-retirement after his days touring the Heartwyld – a vast wilderness full of monsters, madmen, cannibals, and much worse. He is now a sentry on his town wall where …