Sometimes the best way to learn about a locale (or get inspired for a future trip) is to see the city through someone else's eyes—especially if that someone else has a Pulitzer Prize and a Nobel Prize for Literature.
St. Patrick's Day this month brings to mind the legendary luck of the Irish—though the phrase may actually have roots more American than Irish. This insight got us thinking: Why are certain charms and customs considered lucky in different cultures?
Seeing the Northern Lights in person is an experience like no other. And while a bit of green shimmer recently appeared in New England, there are usually only a handful of locations close to each of the Earth's poles where the phenomenon can be viewed.