Thais Hitchins

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A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World

<b>"Cosmic and comic, full of philosophy, mysticism and celestial whimsy. Both profoundly wild and wildly profound." <br>—Charles Yu, author of How to Live</b> …

In Plain Sight: The Vanishing of Ellen Bass

In late December 2013, poet Ellen Bass received an email from a former student that she thought must be a joke. The <i>New Yorker</i> had just launched a …

Book Fetish: Romance Edition

This week’s Book Fetish is sponsored by <i>The Rogue Not Taken</i> by Sarah MacLean.When Sophie, the least interesting of the Talbot sisters, lands her …

On Buying the Same Book Again and Again

<i>While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several</i> …

Books

This hotel is underneath a waterfall in the middle of the Chilean rainforest

Deep in the Chilean rainforest sits a magical hotel, aptly named the Magic Mountain Hotel.<p>Living up to its fairytale-like name, the hotel is shaped like a volcano, covered in moss, and has a waterfall spouting from its top.<p>The hotel is in the middle of the 300,000-acre Huilo-Huilo Biological …

Hot Springs

17 Resolutions To Help You Have A Spiritually Renewing 2016

May your year be filled with joy.<p>As the new year dawns, it's time to set some intentions for what you hope to accomplish in the months ahead. Instead of taking on daunting new diets or exercise regimens, start with some resolutions that will nourish your spirit, instead.<p><b>HuffPost Religion</b> …

The 20 Most Beautiful Places in Italy

Few parts of the world can claim so rich a store of art, architecture, music, and food—or so intense a range of natural beauty, from craggy mountains to verdant hills to coasts of shattering beauty. No list of "bests" or "tops" from among the thousands of possibilities could be definitive. So …

Italy

A place to call "home" in Tuscany

Renting a holiday house, outside our home Country, would be a complete new experience for us, and we were a little bit concerned about that.<br>The …

11 most luxurious train rides | CNN Travel

Beautiful Photos of India’s Culturally Rich Railroads

World traveling photographer Steve McCurry, who is probably best known for his <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, shares a stunning set of images offering some insight on the commuting lifestyle of the people in India. The series, simply titled <i>Trains</i>, presents the life of Indian commuters and travelers, many of …

Trains

Almond Thumbprint Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> These cookies were inspired by a Hotline question I posted in the spring seeking ideas for what to serve at an open house for my daughter's baptism. ATG117 suggested jam thumbprint cookies. I not only thought it was a good idea, but I couldn’t wait to get into the kitchen to make …

Shop the Leather Markets in Florence, Italy

Over ten years ago, I took my first trip to Florence. I bought 2 leather jackets there, one of which I still wear regularly today. The other one is …

These Old Italian Villages Were Transformed Into Dozens Of Hotels

Alberghi diffusi are true gems created in communities where you can breathe in the history. A model of responsible tourism, they include dozens of structures all over the country, many brought together in the Alberghi Diffusi Association (alberghidiffusi.it), creating an accommodation that is …

Italy

21 Healthy Meals (and Desserts) You Can Make in a Mug

The microwave gets a bad rap these days, but when you’re running late or only have 10 minutes between errands, tossing a few ingredients in a mug for …