Macarons! The History of These Beautiful French Treats

Believe it or not, the macaron was NOT INVENTED IN FRANCE.

Macarons were actually invented in 1533 in Italy by the head chef of Catherine de Medici at the time of her marriage to the Duc d'Orleans (he would go on to become the King of France as Henry II on 1547).


The Most Epic Road Trips In The World

Road trips are one of the best ways to travel because you get to experience everything hands-on — the culture, the people, and the scenery of every place you visit (or pass through).

That’s why I love this awesome infographic guide to the longest roads (aka most epic road trips) in the world!


The History of Shakespearean Insults

If you love Shakespeare, then you may know that April 23 is both his birthday and death day — the perfect day to celebrate and remember his legacy. (This is an especially special day for bookworms, as it is also World Book Day.)

Over the course of two decades, Shakespeare wrote 37 plays that are praised for their ability to showcase the full range of the human experience. 


Travel Tip: Don't Sit Down When Dining in Rome, It Will Cost More!

An article published a few years ago told the tale of a few tourists in Rome who kicked up a stink when they were charged 42 Euros for two ice creams and a bottle of water in a cafe. Thinking that they were being scammed, they even went so far as to get the police involved.

But it turns out that the cafe had done nothing wrong, as the prices were clearly marked on the menu that they failed to read.


10 Quotes By Paulo Coelho To Inspire Your Next Adventure

After reading only a few pages of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, I knew that I was hooked for life on the writing of this inspiring Brazilian novelist. 

These are only a few of my favorite quotes, from some of his most popular books, that are sure to inspire you to take a risk on that next adventure! 


15 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit The Centre Pompidou in Paris

There are A LOT of museums in Paris, and it is impossible to see them all on your first, second, or even third visit to the city.

In fact, I didn't make it to the Centre Pompidou until my third time to the city — and was that ever a mistake! Not only is the exterior of the building a must-see, the museum is home to over 100,000 works created in the 20th and 21st centuries, and an INCREDIBLE view. 


   Your Guide To Staying Healthy While Traveling   Sometimes it seems like catching a bug while traveling is inevitable, and nobody likes to sightsee with a cold!

Your Guide To Staying Healthy While Traveling
Sometimes it seems like catching a bug while traveling is inevitable, and nobody likes to sightsee with a cold!

   GUEST POST: The 10 Best Cities to Visit In China   China is a huge and diverse country, which can be overwhelming to travel through — especially if you have a limited timeframe or budget. 

GUEST POST: The 10 Best Cities to Visit In China
China is a huge and diverse country, which can be overwhelming to travel through — especially if you have a limited timeframe or budget. 

   Banned Books in The USA: Top Books Banned   As soon as a book becomes banned, people all over the world want to get their hands on a copy to find out what the latest "controversial" novel has to say.

Banned Books in The USA: Top Books Banned
As soon as a book becomes banned, people all over the world want to get their hands on a copy to find out what the latest "controversial" novel has to say.

   15 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Lisbon   Portugal's capital city, Lisbon is enchanting with its maze of steep cobblestone streets, stunning tiled buildings, sun-drenched squares, outdoor cafes, and beautiful historic sites.

15 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Lisbon
Portugal's capital city, Lisbon is enchanting with its maze of steep cobblestone streets, stunning tiled buildings, sun-drenched squares, outdoor cafes, and beautiful historic sites.

   10 Fun Facts About The Winter Olympics   Here are some fun, crazy, and intriguing facts about the Winter Olympics.

10 Fun Facts About The Winter Olympics
Here are some fun, crazy, and intriguing facts about the Winter Olympics.

   Your Guide To Visiting The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)    The camo-clad American soldier stood up from his seat at the front of the bus and faced us...

Your Guide To Visiting The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) 
The camo-clad American soldier stood up from his seat at the front of the bus and faced us...

   What's The Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato?   Both are delicious, have some flavors in common, and even have similar textures at times. What's the difference? 

What's The Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato?
Both are delicious, have some flavors in common, and even have similar textures at times. What's the difference?