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Extended Travel: Bath, UK

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An hour and a half away from the busyness of London, nestled into the quaint English countryside, amongst rolling green hills, is a city lost in time. A city where one can still “take the waters” at Roman baths, visit the home of Jane Austen or eat a bun invented in 1680 straight from the kitchen where it originated.   ... Read More »

Amélie + Paris

Amelie, Farmstand and the Boy

  Amélie, the bucolic and whimsical French film by director Jean-Pierre Jeunet was made nine years and yet continues to hold a special place in the heart of romantics and Francophiles alike.   Many of the scenes from the film were shot on the streets of Paris though a fair amount of the interiors are from a studio in Cologne. ... Read More »

Notting Hill + Travel, London

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The neighborhood of Notting Hill in London is cutting edge, it’s well to do, it’s historical and cinematic. The setting for the renowned 1999 film of the same name, Notting Hill is a neighborhood that has seen political upheavals and gentrification on an enormous scale, turning from slum into highly sought after real estate.   The Hugh Grant and Julia ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Neuschwanstein, Germany

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Less than two hours outside of Munich, along a quaint two-lane highway, sits a castle any little girl will recognize. The castle rises from amongst the treetops, high up the mountainside, looking as if it has emerged from a dream and if you were to blink, it might disappear forever. The castle is Neuschwanstein, former home of a reclusive king, ... Read More »

Film + St. Andrews, Scotland

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Started in 1410, St. Andrews is the oldest University in Scotland and the third oldest in the English speaking world. The main part of the city only extends over four streets but since its history reaches as far back as the 8th century, there is a wealth to see packed into the small area.   One oft-overlooked section of St. ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands

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Nowhere else does art, culture, music, food and history meld in the same way it does in Istanbul. In Music + Travel we discuss Istanbul’s impact on classical music and in Film + Travel: Europe, we talk about all the great films made in the city such as Midnight Express, Topkapi and two Bond features. But what do you do ... Read More »

Munch in Pop Culture

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Since we’re on the topic of Munch today, we thought we’d take a look at how this enigmatic and deeply depressive artist’s most famous work has become one of the most influential and most recognizable in pop-culture. It’s an image that writers and filmmakers can’t seem to shake and we know, you know exactly which one we’re talking about…   ... Read More »

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