Sharon Richards

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Exploring the Lake District by electric bike

With its electric cars, bike-friendly buses, boats, trains and trails, the Lake District is also one of the best places for a great green …

3 Captivating Novels For A Long Winter Weekend

<i>Because the weather outside is frightful, and an engrossing, fast-paced novel is so delightful...</i><p>By Stephanie Klose<p><b>The Thriller So Engrossing, You'll Pray For Snow</b><p><b>The Girl on the Train</b><p>By Paula Hawkins<p>336 pages; Riverhead Hardcover<p>Send in the blizzards, because nothing as mundane as work, school or …

Free Things to Do in Paris

Traipsing around pricey Paris might sound like serious damage to your wallet, but that's only if you don't know where to look (and when to go). Indulge in some of the City of Light's sweetest luxuries <i>gratuit</i>—from hidden nooks of authenticity to world-class museums and sights.<p><b>Art</b><p>Admission is waived …

France

Best Places to Eat Near Eiffel Tower and Picasso Museum

Previous installments:<p>Paris is a fantastic city to experience food. But it’s also a city with a lot of truly mediocre (or worse) food, catering to …

Feast on Europe's best food trucks

Food trucks may be trendy now but the concept is hardly new. Since the turn of the century, hungry workers have counted on mobile vans and stalls lining city streets to provide cheap, filling fixes. Today, the lack of capital for brick-and-mortar restaurants has inspired a surge of chefs to turn …

Poetry Friday -- Languages

I'm between audio books right now, so I'm catching up on podcasts of the NPR TED Radio Hour. Earlier in the week, I was listening to the program, …

Remembering Al Bendich, Fierce Defender Of Free Speech

When Alan Ginsberg wrote, "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked" in 1955, his poem "Howl" wasn't immediately acclaimed a masterpiece. Some people read the explicit parts and said it was mere porn.<p>Shig Murao, a clerk at City Lights Bookstore, was …

10 Young American Poets Changing the Face of Poetry

Young is a relative term when it comes to poets and poetry. Fame and riches, rare for novelists, is rarer still for poets, who often come to maturity …

Literature

Tracey Thorn takes the slow train to Innsbruck, Austria

Travel pieces tend to be written by daredevils, the type who, when asked if they fancy a trip on a raft up the Limpopo, cry, “Not half!” and grab a pre-packed rucksack. I’m not that type. I’m more the type who thinks the Limpopo might be infested with crocodiles or hippos, and who needs at least a …

European Travel

Traveling to Europe is about to get a whole lot cheaper

If you've been thinking about taking a European vacation, it's almost time to book those tickets. (Well, as long as you weren't planning on going to Switzerland). That's because the euro is falling so fast against the dollar — down to $1.15 per euro, from a high of $1.45 a few years ago — that it …

Interest Rates

Stunning photos of Scottish skies

Scotland is often thought of as grey and dreary, but these images, which capture the landscape and sky in a range of vivid hues, tell a very different story.

ITA Matrix Is The Magic Cheap Flights Site You've Never Heard Of

When shopping for plane tickets, we won't settle for anything but the cheapest deal. We've got our usual lineup of fare-finding sites to check, yet a nagging feeling always leaves us wondering if we <i>really</i> found the lowest price possible. Is there any way to know for sure?<p>Yes, there is. <b>ITA Matrix is</b> …