The Inner Journey

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Sometimes finding the way to a magical place or space within yourself is the best type of journey. Escaping outside yourself, through immersion in nature, historical and cultural sites, and visits to exciting cities with rich itineraries can certainly...
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...

Precious Pearls

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There aren’t many like him left. In fact, Saad Ismail Al Jassem believes he may be the last remaining pearl diver in Qatar, a tiny nation that sprouts like a turned-out thumb into the Arabian Gulf. Currently the wealthiest country...
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...
Feature Image by Norbert Uzseka "It’s beautiful. But it’s going to cost a fortune to renovate.” My sister walked around the living room of the apartment in Budapest, looking up at the high ceiling, shaking her head at the cracked plaster...
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SIMON CHAPMAN AND THE AUTHOR After researching Scottish fairy sites from the lowlands of Edinburgh and Stirling to the Highlands of Bute and Argyll, Faerie Magazine editor at large, Laren Stover, and editorial director, Paul Himmelein, were drawn...
  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...

Hobbiton

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“Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It’ll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they’ll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields...
Photography by Rougarou Fest Photographers (except where noted) It’s quite a scene here in Houma, a wee city of about 32,000 sunk so far south in Louisiana the next stop is pretty much the Gulf of Mexico. Drifting along the street...
Feature Image: ©Jerry Warner On the shores of a briny deep, under skies so blue and clear they resemble tears, there perches a village with the magical name of Carmel-by-the-Sea. It’s peaceful here, the loudest sound the boom of the ocean, which...