• Boston on 35mm Film

    Beach Day // Beverly Cove, MA Have Heart @ The Palladium // Worcester, MA Summer Night Jams // Byfield, MA Exploring Downtown // Boston, MA   Jimmy and I spent 4th of July weekend in Massachusetts. One of his favorite bands was playing a reunion show, so we decided to make a little vacation out of it; we stayed and spent quality time with his sweet fam, celebrated the 4th with his cousins, hung out with one of his kindest friends, saw Have Heart put on a killer show, and explored the city (...that I may want to call "home" some day). It was an extremely pleasant trip that we…

  • Movies that Inspire Travel and Adventure – PART 1

    I was originally going to compile an extensive list of movies that make me want to travel the world, but I figured it would be shorter and cleaner to do a series of posts instead. Each new part in this series will highlight different movies (Wes Anderson will probably appear on each list) that are full of wander and excitement and exploration. Enjoy the first of many, and comment below with your favorite adventure movie! Under an Arctic Sky – Directed by Chris Burkard In this documentary, a group of surfers travel to Iceland in attempt to catch some arctic waves under the Northern Lights. They face countless obstacles, including a…

  • Parisian Paranoia

    Paris is arguably the most iconic city in the world, home to the Eiffel Tower, Mona Lisa, Notre-Dame Cathedral; it's the city of romance, French kissing, and Moulin Rouge; one of the great fashion capitals, full of supermodels and high-end shopping. Have you ever seen Sabrina? That movie pretty much summarizes the world's view on Paris: working in a fast-paced city for Vogue, struggling at first and then easily grasping it (following a very glamorous makeover, of course), falling in love and kissing with the Eiffel Tower strategically placed in the background. It's all very misleading... While Paris may be this dreamy experience for some people, I was not as fortunate. *** Lina…

  • 10 Must-Have Travel Apps

    Below is a carefully curated list of my favorite travel apps! I didn't use any kind of scoring system, and they aren't in any particular order, so it might not be "carefully" curated... anyways, here's a list of apps I find highly helpful and little nuggets of information to get the most use out of them: 1. Google Maps-- This one is kind of self explanatory, but I have a tip that makes this app special. I have an iPhone equipped with Apple Maps; however, I downloaded Google Maps some time ago. I find it more accurate than Apple Maps, and it links to my Google account which is super…

  • Stranger Things Raises the Bar in DC

    "If you haven't taken the time to watch Netflix's Stranger Things yet, we probably can't be friends," she says with total seriousness. I binge-watched the first season in one sitting a couple days after its release on Netflix. And I told everyone about it. I told the people I worked with, I told my family and friends, I told random people dining next to me at Chick-fil-a. If I heard someone talking about it in public, I weaseled my way into the conversation. If someone posted about needing a Netflix suggestion, there I was to recommend Stranger Things. It's set in the eighties, which is my favorite era. The fashion, music, and lingo…

  • Why Everyone Should Study Abroad

    At some point, most kids go to camp. Camp is cool because you get to make a lot of new friends, play games, no parents, and it's like having a big sleepover every night. Camp is a very liberating adolescent experience. Studying abroad elicits these same nostalgic feelings. *** So there I was, middle of the fall semester my senior year. I had fallen a little behind in my schoolwork, so I was taking extra courses to finish my degree within the expected four years. Already stressing about the upcoming semester, I had accepted my fate of another heavy course load because it meant finishing school sooner rather than later.…