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A Press Pass Can Make a King or Queen of an Independent Journalist – But is it Fair?

Today, an association like TravelWritersNetwork.com issues professional credit card-style press passes to journalists and bloggers, which allows them to move like royalty in society, arranging interviews with celebrities, receiving discounts on hotel stays and trips, as well as free dinners and a whole range of star-quality benefits.  But many old journalism institutions oppose these associations, […]

Books & Literature

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Author Roman Payne Discusses Wandering and His New Novel, “The Love of Europa”

Reprinted from GreatNovels.org "To wander is to be alive." - Roman Payne ABOVE:  The wanderer stops to take respite as he roams about. "Wandering is the major theme of both my life and my work - and they are the same thing." - Roman Payne On … [Continue Reading]

Gourmet

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Remembering Old Traditions of Swiss Delicacies

As a child, I loved the Swiss dessert delicacy, from the tiny canton in Appenzell, we called the “biberli”. It was reserved as a reward for quality accomplishments and holiday celebrations in our home. The original recipe was an extremely delicate almond paste and honey, sandwiched between a richly perfumed cake, soft and dense like […]

Lifestyle Trends

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Fine Art, Regional Food and Wines, the Spectacular Swiss Alps

By Gian Carlo Casparis Wine Tours Switzerland is pleased to partner with Bad RagARTz to bring to … [Continue Reading]

Travel & Tourism

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Cathar history in the South of France

By. Natalie Trent - La Dolce Vita Azille   Cathar sites & ruins in the South of France The abundance of Cathar history in the Aude region of the South of France is amazing, with many castles, sites & ruins strategically placed on … [Continue Reading]

Wellness & Fitness

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Thalassotherapy

What is Thalassotherapy? From the Greek word Thalassa meaning “ocean,” true Thalassotherapy includes incorporating all of the healthy marine elements by way of water exercise, ingestion of salty … [Continue Reading]

Wine

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The Wines of Chateau Valmy – Argeles-sur-Mer, France

Best of Roussillon with La Tour Apollinaire The Wines of Chateau Valmy – Argeles-sur-Mer, … [Continue Reading]

Designer Quotes

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The Salmon

“The Salmon who lives beneath the Alaskan breeze is the diet of the gods of the Northern Seas” Luxegourmets.com  

Daily Literary Quote

She Was a Free Bird

“She was a free bird one minute: queen of the world and laughing. The next minute she would be in tears like a porcelain angel, about to teeter, fall and break. She never cried because she was afraid that something ‘would’ happen; she would cry because she feared something that could render the world more […]