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Photo Essay: Funky Philadelphia

girl at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

When you think of Philadelphia, PA, you probably think of old stuff. Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, the Declaration of Independence, and all that. You may not think of distinct (and walkable!) neighborhoods full of modern boutiques, outdoor art spaces, and ethnic markets. But you should. During my month-long road trip earlier this fall, one of […]


A Wimdusical Stay in Boston

Moroccan mirrors

I haven’t been to Boston since my senior trip in high school, in which we rode six hours on a bus, wandered around a market (during which several of my classmates pocketed more merchandise than they purchased), took a boozeless booze cruise, and then rode six hours back home. Jeez, when written out, that sounds […]

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How Travel Makes You Thankful

View from the top of Dude Mountain, Ketchikan, AK

I’m currently sitting at the kitchen table of my childhood home, reflecting upon the upcoming holiday and all the things I’m thankful for. There are so many things that it would be impossible, and very boring for you, for me to count them all. Instead, I wanted to write on a subject I think about […]


How To Smile When Shit Goes Wrong

Camry being towed

Sometimes, when you’re traveling, everything goes perfectly. It’s never happened to me. But I imagine it happens to some people, somewhere. Maybe the same type of people that win raffles or find four leaf clovers. Those people. For the rest of us, howevs, travel never goes as planned. Things come up, stuff breaks, people are […]


Don’t Want to Gamble in Las Vegas?

If you’re in you’re twenties, you should probs come to terms with the fact that you’re eventually going to have to attend a bachelor, bachelorette, or birthday party in Las Vegas. But, what if you’re not into gambling? When most people think of Vegas, their thoughts turn to blackjack, poker games, and hitting a huge […]


Where Have All The Mixtapes Gone?

I don’t know, and I am sad about it. Which is why I am delighted to introduce this mega-humpworthy website to you. Remember those days of sitting in your room and listening to the radio, ready to sprint over and hit the button with the little red circle as soon as your long-awaited song came […]