Posts from category: travel.

  • love, personal, travel, writing

    I see in Shades of Blue.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50zkUclo-cw You listened to Joni Mitchell's Blue while you were abroad. Some might say you listened to it an unhealthy amount, but you beg to differ. Something about the timbre of her voice resonates with travelling, long distance train rides and loneliness. Because that's what the feeling really was, right? Loneliness? Familiar faces turned into remnants of their former selves. Travelling changes a person-- there's something about being alonenakedafraid that either helps their personality shine, or...

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  • culture, love, personal, travel, writing

    Before/After.

    I finally finished Richard Linklater's Before trilogy: Before Sunrise (1995,) Before Sunset (2004,) and Before Midnight (2013.) If you haven't watched it yet, I'd suggest you do, in order. For those who aren't aware of what the Before trilogy is-- essentially, two twentysomethings meet on a train in Vienna and end up spending one beautiful night together. There have been two sequels, and the trilogy plays with the element of time and relationships: does timing...

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  • love, personal, travel, writing

    Home Sweet Home.

    As a recent post-grad, I (like many of my peers) moved back in with my parents. For the first couple of weeks it felt strange. After living in Chicago for as long I did alone (well, with a roommate-- but you know what I mean,) the lack of independence was stifling. Pair that with the laid back attitude of the islands, and transportation constraints: you've basically got my nightmare. However,...

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  • fashion, personal, travel

    Staying Stylish!

    I've been wanting to write this post for a very long time, but haven't had the means to do so until now. As a plus-size woman and a chronic overpacker-- it was extremely difficult for me to hone down my suitcase to fit into a tiny rolling suitcase and a 40something L backpack. For most backpackers and travelling minimalistas, this would be easy... but I wanted to be fashionable, yet retain enough room for...

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