Me, Myselfie, and I

Me, Myselfie, and I

I remember when Selfie Sticks were just on late night TV. Before long, they became the thing that was wrong with my generation. Those selfish, entitled millennials. Kids who needed an invention to better become more self-absorbed and to take better Facebook profile pictures.

Riveting Rock Shows of the Gemstone Variety

Riveting Rock Shows of the Gemstone Variety

Everything was so shiny and glittery in the florescent light, each display holding hundreds of varieties of gems and rocks, many of which I could not name. One table had rows and rows of tubs, each filled with water and thin slabs of stone. Later I learned that...
How to Get Cheap Tickets to a Broadway Show

How to Get Cheap Tickets to a Broadway Show

Broadway is a fantasy for any lover of the performing arts. Heck, even people who don’t care much for musicals probably have “see a show on Broadway” somewhere on their bucket list. But when it comes to purchasing tickets, a lot of us might opt instead for a stroll...
Visiting Princess Diaries Locations in San Francisco

Visiting Princess Diaries Locations in San Francisco

The Princess Diaries was every girl’s dream in the early 2000s. The witty Garry Marshall film is about a girl who discovers she’s a princess, gets a makeover, and falls in love. Perfect plot. Perfect Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews duo. Perfectly quotable movie. And, it’s set (and filmed, mostly) in the beautiful city of San Francisco, California. Here are four locations you can visit that are featured in the movie.

7 Things to Know for Your Backpacking Adventure

7 Things to Know for Your Backpacking Adventure

Thinking about your dream backpacking trip all across Europe, where you eat your way through the countryside and the towns? How do the Southern Alps of New Zealand sound, as you walk the trails of the fellowship? Or are you more up for the 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail, as you see everything between Maine and Georgia on foot? Whatever you’re thinking, here are seven things you need to know about minimalist backpacking.

Touring Your Own Town

Touring Your Own Town

As a Kentucky native who has lived in the West for the past five years, I’ve gotten used to being asked if I’ve ever been to the Kentucky Derby. It was the second-most-asked question regarding my home state, finishing close after, “Why don’t you have an accent?” Both...
Four Days in a Muslim Home

Four Days in a Muslim Home

My dad, in a Facebook message sent from 5,530 miles away: “How do you feel?”

Me, typing from my bed in the corner of a crowded room in Morocco, window open to hear the call to prayer that would wake me up to see the sun rise: “I have never met a more devoted, kind, welcoming, loving group of people.”