Photography by Ciaran McHugh Have you ever loved a poem or story so much you wanted to make it real for yourself ? Actually place yourself in it? I’ve loved William Butler Yeats since I was in seventh grade and happened...
Feature Image Photo by TAYLOR MOORE If the central question of the Enlightenment was “How?” then the Romantics were distinguished by their “Why?”—their yearning to understand the self. In rebellion against the Age of Reason, the Romantics literally let their...
It sits grandly in the ancient and mysterious highlands of Scotland, its stalwart exterior refusing to give hint of the shiny, sexy glamour of its over-the-top interior. Once known as Loch Lann House, now more commonly called Couthy Home,...
Photography by STEVE PARKE There is nothing left undone here, no detail overlooked. Hobbit’s Dream—as Randy and Linda Holland, the proprietors of this most unique property, have christened it—is as ideal a hobbit hole as might be found anywhere. And...
  Let your wild heart be your guide to the best adventures of your lifetime ... all over the world! Wanderlust. It may be one of my favorite words in the English language. Webster’s Dictionary defines it as “a strong desire...

Forest Bathing

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Photography by Inge Bovens Elves and fairies have long embraced the magic of the forest, living as they do under wild mushrooms and toadstools, on mulchy ground carpeted with spongy moss, near sparkling waterfalls and fresh mountain springs. In recent years, perhaps...

Eldrum Herb Cottage

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Photography by Bryony Whistlecraft Step into herbalist Ali English’s rural village home in Lincolnshire, England, and you might suspect you’ve been transported back in time. Heavy wood cabinetry filled to the brim with jars of herbs in an abundance of dusky...
Article taken from Issue #29 || Winter 2014 Print || Digital It’s the silence that surprises here. The sensation, as I wander the dim, chilled corridors, of supreme isolation. There are other guests staying in this winter palace carved entirely, as if by indefatigable...

Cozy Comforts

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The little A-frame cabin looks so snug and safe, with its fairy lighting and ladder to the loft, snowshoes leaning easefully against the small, single bed and toboggans stacked along the far wall. You want to enter the image,...
MAGICAL DESTINATIONS We asked a few of our favorite authors to tell us about the most enchanted places they’ve ever been.  This is what they came up with ...   As soon as you get there, you know you’re not in Kansas, anymore. Istanbul...