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.”

Wayfinding: Sailing the World Without Instruments

Wayfinding: Sailing the World Without Instruments

In the recent Disney hit Moana, the young female protagonist leaves her island home to follow the stars, which will help her find and enlist the demigod Maui to confront dark forces that have begun to choke all life in the ocean. The story is a newly-minted legend that is based on a historical mystery.

I Tried the Millennial Dream for a Summer

I Tried the Millennial Dream for a Summer

It’s a foggy morning and I wake up early, my eyes and mind forced awake by the choir of snorers surrounding me. My muscles are sore, but I lift myself out of the top bunk, lace up my hiking boots, grab my walking stick and go find breakfast: fresh-squeezed orange...