The Annual Fan Festival in Washington State That's Keeping Twin Peaks Alive

The lives of cultural objects — books, films, TV shows — can take funny paths sometimes. In some cases, as with the recent blockbuster film Black Panther, they are loved instantly. In other cases, they stumble out of the gate and only become appreciated later on, like the works of Edgar Allan Poe and many a posthumously-famous author. In still other cases…

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Prepare for Your Next Overseas Excursion with This Free Language Learning App

If you're looking to become multilingual, you don't need to sign up for an online class or pay a fortune for a program like Rosetta Stone. No, you just need to pull that miniature computer out of your pocket and download this app.

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My First Solo Trip Was a Failure; Here's How to Make Yours a Success

One human quality that is probably universally appreciated by others is the ability to admit when a mistake has been made. As I get older and as hindsight continues to provide me with 20/20 vision, I find this ability comes more and more naturally to me. And that's why I have no problem admitting to you that my first attempt at solo travel was not exactly a success.

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This Independent Ann Arbor Bookstore is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Situated on the corner of East Washington Street and South 4th Avenue, smack dab in downtown Ann Arbor, or A2, as we insiders like to call it (I really hope you rolled your eyes just now), Literati opened on March 31, 2013, and its owners, Hilary and Michael Gustafson, are firm believers in the "whimsy that an independent bookstore provides."

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The Best Travel Advice I've Stumbled Upon in 2018

Not too long ago, I was telling you all about a handful of travel websites that I often turn to when looking for inspiration, advice, travel deals, or all of the above. We were focusing on the forest then, but right here, right now, I want to hone in on some of the trees in that proverbial forest and deliver to you some of the best travel advice I've found on the Great Wide Web during this calendar year.

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Meandering Around Music City; or, Three Days in Nashville: Day 3

As the rain continued to threaten on that cloudy Sunday afternoon, there was one more mural other than the dragon in Hillsboro Village that I was intent on seeing. That one can be described by four words alone: "I Believe in Nashville."

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