by Mackenzie Patel After reading an article about the thriving “literary tourism” in Gainesville on BookRiot, I was thrilled because I had personally experienced the fierce bookish cult surrounding the University of Florida. Truthfully, it’s not so much a cult as a collection of grand libraries littered throughout the scenic campus that harbor priceless works… Read More

by Mackenzie Patel Hello World Travelers! Because I am an art history fanatic, I stumbled into the holy depths of several churches and cathedrals during my two weeks abroad. Europe is littered with them, and on nearly every major square in a bustling European metropolis, one is sure to find the pointed gothic arches, Romanesque… Read More

by Mackenzie Patel Ciao World Travelers! I’ve been looking forward to feverishly penning this article for a while because it details one of my favorite parts of my Germany/Switzerland excursion. After grazing with the cows in Engelberg, tasting homegrown wine in the Pfaltz, and driving 220 km/hr down an autobahn near Wurzburg, I finally settled… Read More

by Mackenzie Patel Hello World Travelers! I’ve been watching several music-oriented films in the past couple of weeks, and I’m thrilled to share/review some of these for LTA. Although the movies are relatively antiquated (i.e. from the 1990s), their depiction of the musical crowd is poignant, spot-on, and beautifully entertaining. The three movies I snatched… Read More

by Mackenzie Patel Good evening world travelers! First of all, I heartily apologize to my readers because I often neglect the “food category” tacked onto the list of topics I discourse upon on the right hand side. It’s such a shame! Food is flavorful, elegant, a true craft, and has the ability to conjure up… Read More

by Mackenzie Patel Hello my adventurous world travelers. Another thirty one days, another 44,640 minutes, and yet another 2,678,400 seconds have elapsed, dragging out the stories of our lives with more nouns, adjectives, verbs, and punctuation along the way. My particular novel was bursting with chapters this month because so many different events changed in… Read More