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10 Exciting Diverse Indie Bookstores in NYC

Go beyond New York City’s most famous bookstores to find some of the coolest independent bookshops that support local communities and help us diversify our bookshelves. Shopping for books is one of the best things in life. There’s something about wandering amongst shelves, browsing through colourful covers and inventive titles, and knowing that, eventually, either …

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5 Amazing Places for Backcountry Skiing in California

If you don’t live in California, chances are your first thoughts of the West Coast state are sunshine and blue skies (and maybe rain for San Francisco). Truth is, however, there are some amazing opportunities for backcountry skiing in California. Californians sometimes boast of the fact that, traffic permitting, they can ski and snowboard in …

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Top 10 Most Stunning Libraries (In the World)

Whether you like to hibernate in a corner with your favourite reads or scour shelves searching for new knowledge – libraries can transport you to another world. Despite the modern emergence of digital over print, libraries retain their aura of significance and continue to be places of happiness and comfort for many people. Top 10 …

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The Five Best Bookstores of Brooklyn

Williamsburg, Brooklyn is a delightful microcosm of all that’s trendy with today’s millennials. To our UK-based readers, it is to New York what Bristol and Brighton are to, well, all of England. It’s also in Williamsburg where you’ll find the best bookstores of Brooklyn. The Brooklyn area has vegan cafes, record stores, poetry events, and …

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12 Cute Face Masks (& Mask Patterns) for Safe Travel

There were so many reasons to wearing face masks even before this pandemic nightmare. It’s hygienic if you’re sick, a face mask for pollution can protect from airborne particles (like my favourite Vog Mask which saved me during yellow dust season in Korea). It’ll stop you touching your face which is one of the most …

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Ultimate Guide to: Wizarding World of Harry Potter (LA)

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter takes up a lot of space in Universal Studios LA. A colossal recreation of Hogsmeade and Hogwarts Castle, complete with iconic shops lifted straight out of Diagon Alley, make up the very best part of Universal Studios. In fact, this California Hogwarts can be seen from almost anywhere else …

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The Best Indie Bookstores in Juneau, Alaska

Juneau, Alaska’s capital city, is a cruise ship destination and a town of about 36,000 people. There are only three bookstores in Juneau, all independently owned. One has two branches and carries only new books, one is the local dumping ground for used books, and one provides a combination of new/used/and rare. Two are situated …

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12 of the Very Best Tattoo Artists in LA (2021)

Los Angeles is a lot of things to a lot of people. The entertainment capital of the entire world is also a place of artists, comedians, writers and, of course, some of the world’s finest tattoo artists. And here are twelve of the very best tattoo artists in LA. Now, we’re happy to admit up …

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