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  • Top 6 poems by Lord Byron
    Top 6 poems by Lord Byron
    The poet Lord Byron wrote some of the most famous poetry in the English language. He exemplified the spirit of romanticism in his work and in his life. January 22 marks Byron’s 227th birthday. Here are poems and books to commemorate the ...
  • Next Destination - Los Olivos, Santa Barbara
    Next Destination - Los Olivos, Santa Barbara
    Summer is here, but got no time for long vacation? How about one day trip to Los Olivos? If you are a wine lover and have not been there, this is the place for your next trip. You do not need a full week; you can enjoy and soak yourself in the...
  • Castle Chillon
    Travel like Byron to Switzerland's Chateau de Chillon
    Have you ever wanted to travel like the Romantic poet Lord Byron? Exiled from England early on due to the debts he inherited with his title, Byron rambled throughout continental Europe, famously meeting up with Percy Shelley and his wife Mary, and...
  • Coos Canyon
    Gold in Maine: Swift River Locality
    With spring along its way and the snow finally beginning melt many of the once frozen-over streams are beginning to melt and flow again. While this may not be the ideal time for swimming, it is one of the best times for gold panning. Gold,...
  • Rome's Ode to Keats and Shelley
    Rome's Ode to Keats and Shelley
    When I finally made my way to the Protestant Cemetery in Rome this summer, I did not expect my semi-dormant passion for the English Romantic poets to be rekindled. After all, while I knew two of the era’s pivotal literary figures were buried...