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Tahoe May Have a Beautiful Lake, But It Is a Bookstore Desert…What’s a Bookish Girl to Do?

Mountain vistas layered with blues and greens. Check. Crystal clear water rippling with calming waves. Check. Bookstores. Not so much.

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My Non-Escape From DC…How I Had a Unique (and Fun!) Vacation Without Leaving Home

20 minutes: How long it takes to drive from my house to the border of Washington, DC...7: Number of days I spent on my staycation.

Lit NYC: A Perfect Bookish Homecoming

I tried to keep it a secret, as much as someone can keep things like this a secret...

Sleepy Hollow at the Mystical Ancient Palace of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain

Being on top of the world is really hard on your calves. This was the conclusion I came to after walking up the steep slopes of the mountain town of Granada, Spain several times a day to return to our hotel, Hotel Alhambra Palace.

March Wrap-up: Books, Writing and a Trip to Spain

They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. For me, March came in like a lion and went out like a Tasmanian devil.

Outrunning Semana Santa in Spain

The drum started in the distance, slow and steady, like a heartbeat. We didn't say it, but we were all thinking it. Uh oh.

The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly…in Segovia When I’m at a Medieval Castle

We spent the morning in the bright sun, sipping coffee and sampling food...then came the rain.

Basements, Danger and Other Things I Learned in Madrid

The taxi driver swung around the traffic circle, narrowly missing a smart car. I wondered if the statue of a woman driving a chariot would be the last things I'd ever see.

Longest Travel Day Ever, But I Made It!

It’s been 20 hours since I dragged my overstuffed carry-on suitcase through the doorway of my house. After three taxis, a three-hour train ride, countless hours at the airport, a six hour flight and one narrowly averted snow storm, I’m finally here, at my hotel in Spain. Exhausted and excited.

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