Every once in a while, I stumble upon an exquisite book that opens a new chapter in my life, transforming it for the better. One such memorable book is "The Female Hero in American and British Literature" by Carol Pearson and Katherine Pope. The authors describe how a woman can embark on a heroic journey of self-discovery, beginning from the realization that there is more to life than the ascribed roles given to her by patriarchal society; accepting this "call to adventure" to seek the life she dreams of creating; facing the road of trials; and, eventually, arriving at a place where she becomes the master of her inner and outer worlds.
Beautiful places attract and delight, tempting us to return to experience and enjoy more of their charms. Paris, for example, ranks as the world’s favorite tourist destination, with 44.9 million visitors in 2018.