The Windy City is a cultural touchstone for American authors, writers, and literary scholars. You may be surprised at the number of landmarks and buildings dedicated to celebrating the rich history of literature, poetry, and journalism in America. Whether you are a novelist, a blogger, or just a huge Richard Wright fan, a visit to Chicago will immerse you in the styles of American authors. Here are five places to make sure you see and experience before leaving.
The desire to achieve a manly beard is something most men run into at some point in their lives. For me, I was in my late twenties when I realized I wanted one but couldn’t. But with time, product, and a new regimen, I’ve noticed a major upsurge in thickness and health of my beard. For ages, I struggled with patchy growth and dryness that plagued me daily, and made it thoroughly unenjoyable to try and move through the bad stages of beard growing to where it looks and feels okay. But as the title suggests, proper beard regimen can go a long way.
The Maine wilderness is among the most beautiful places I have experienced, from the captivating mountains to the raging rivers and the wildlife, and yet there’s so much more that Maine has to offer, like Acadia National Park and its stunning coastline, as well as some of the best hiking trails in the country. In the winter, much of Maine is covered in thick snow which makes it a skiing hot spot, but in the summer the state offers visitors a thriving world of adventure sports. And no one does it better than Northern Outdoors, an adventure resort located in The Forks, Maine.
Every so often something in my travels takes my breath away. It can be a stunning, picturesque view or a spiritual feeling a place gives me, or sometimes it’s the taste of real, good food. I had one of those moments at the Coplin Dinner House in Stratton, Maine, home to Maine’s famous skiing adventure land: the Sugarloaf Mountain. Not only is it a beautiful area with stunning wilderness and impressive mountains, the Carrabassett Valley area offers the summer visitor a wealth of attractions, from panoramic hikes to kayaking and nearby whitewater rafting.
Among the latest health crazes is a true medicinal plant that has been vilified for decades as being evil, and causing people to lose their minds and to make bad decisions, yet now with the evolution of thought inspired by the advent of the internet, the truth has come out and a new way of healing is available for those who wish to avoid the negatives of prescription drugs. That medicinal plant is better known as marijuana, or the latin name for the entire plant (male and female) is cannabis, which has been shown to heal* and have positive effects for a myriad of ailments and issues that we go through in this crazy modern world.
Open all year round, Maynard’s in Maine has become a staple of inland Maine by providing wonderful cabin rentals along with a fantastic family style restaurant. Nestled in Rockwood, sitting along the Moose River, Maynard’s is in the perfect placement for anyone who wants to experience Moosehead Lake, the mountains, and the wilderness, or simply look for moose. While Maine is ravaged by tough winters every year, Maynard’s remains open, with hunting, boating, hiking, and other outdoor opportunities right there or conveniently close by. They even have their own personal docks and boats that can be rented, too; AND they will fry up your catch of the day, upon request. How cool is that?!
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