The Beauty of Villefranche-sur-Mer

Whenever I see the name of a town in France that is suffixed by sur-Mer, I am transported back to the French Riviera, a gorgeous slice of the planet dotted with little hamlets that profile Western Europe at its core. And with roots dating back to 130 B.C., historic Villefranche-sur-Mer is an ideal illustration of…

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Indiana – Overlooked and Undiscovered: Southern

I wrap up my three-part series on Indiana this week with the southern region. Southern Indiana is somewhat distinguishable from the rest: you start hearing y’all a bit more, there are rolling hills, and basketball becomes an even bigger deal. Southern Indiana is wrapped in bucolic landscapes, history, and small-town Indiana culture. So that’s what…

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Indiana – Overlooked and Undiscovered: Central

This week, I continue the three-part series on my home state by looking at the Central Inddiana region. Moving south from The North provides a different kind of sensory experience, while also containing overlapping themes. The North has sandy dunes, Amish Country, and roaming plains. But it also boasts college towns holding prestigious institutions like…

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Easter Rising on Easter Monday

A pivotal point in Ireland’s long journey to gain independence occurred on April 24, 1916, a bloody affair in the streets of Dublin known as Easter Rising. On the day after Easter with a waif of revolution in the air, the heart of the city became a battle zone as rebels commandeered the General Post…

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