Following the whims of fashion can be as frustrating as it is fun. After all, not every must-have trend fits every body type, every style or even every budget. But it sure is entertaining to look back at some of the kooky garments people were wearing during the last decade of the last century. Fitted, flirty 1950s dresses? Yes, please! Oversized bell-bottoms? Ugh. Those in the know say everything eventually comes back into style (hence the horrific resurgence of that '90s staple, the fanny pack), but here are 10 fashion trends that we hope never ever make a reappearance in our closets.Read Full Story
Think you can't see a real castle in the United States? Think again. Though these structures are not as old as the castles found in Europe, they're still amazing to behold. Check out these eight fantastic castles in the United States.Read Full Story
For centuries, people have been drawn to the city of Bath, England for one reason; to take to the waters. Named for the Roman baths (hot springs), which were once said to have healing powers, this town built of local limestone has transformed from a getaway for Europe's aristocrats to one of the most coveted tourist destinations in all of England.Read Full Story
About a decade after the United States declared its independence from Great Britain, France too worked to throw off its monarchy. On July 14, 1789, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille in an act that would become symbolic of the French Revolution's fight for liberty, equality and brotherhood. To celebrate, we have seven novels of France: five set in the Revolutionary era and two about queens who came before.Read Full Story
Historical fiction covers a variety of subjects, not just the wives of Henry VIII — but they sure are interesting, as are the many other movers and shakers of Tudor England. A number of authors are looking at this period in new and inventive ways.Read Full Story
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