Author: Samantha Oty

Postcard Press Picks: Travel Man

I’m always on the hunt for a new show to watch, and recently a friend recommended Travel Man.

Travel Man is a travel show from England that follows actor Richard Ayoade (I.T. Crowd) around the world as he spends 48 hours delving into the culture of each location. The show is filled with intelligent insights into wherever he travels, combined with his dry sense of humor. He is often joined by celebrity guests such as Jon Hamm, who traveled with him Hong Kong.

How to Save Money for Travel

How to Save Money for Travel Going abroad is something everyone should do at least once in their lives. Traveling gets us out of our comfort zones and allows us to see how others live. However, travel isn’t possible for everyone; between acquiring a passport, buying a plane ticket, and finding affordable housing, travel is […]

Gift Ideas for Travelers

Gift Ideas for Travelers The holidays are upon us, which means it’s time to finish (or start)  gift shopping. It seems like the older we get, the harder it is to come up with new gift ideas for your family and friends to enjoy. And, let’s be honest, wanderlusters are some of the hardest people […]

Postcard Press Picks: Iceland’s Banned Christmas Ad

Postcard Press Picks: Iceland’s Banned Christmas Ad Earlier this week, Iceland’s banned Christmas ad went viral on the Internet. The animated commercial features a young girl angry with an orangutan that is destroying her room, so she throws him out. But, before he goes, she asks why he is in her room to begin with. […]

Postcard Press Picks: The Crooked Road

Postcard Press Picks: The Crooked Road Everyone, at some point in their lives, should go on a road trip. Unlike air or train travel, road trips provide a unique opportunity to see more low-key attractions and meet more locals because there aren’t a lot of time restrictions. That’s probably why road trips are my favorite […]

Fashion While Traveling

Fashion While Traveling Packing a suitcase for a trip abroad is a monumental task. Before getting on that plane, train, or boat, we have to figure out what the weather will be like and what activities you’ll be doing. However, something a lot of travelers don’t think about before they leave are the dress codes […]

Postcard Press Picks: ‘Ugly Delicious

Postcard Press Picks Ugly Delicious From the very first seconds of the pilot episode, I could tell Ugly Delicious was a show that cares a lot about its subject matter: food. In the first episode, the show focuses on New York pizza and what it means to the Italian-Americans who own these pizzerias. Interviews with […]

More than a Postcard: Appalachia

More than a Postcard: Appalachia A few months ago, I went to see Nikki Giovanni speak at a local Barnes and Noble. During her talk, she mentioned that the only people who would survive a nuclear bomb (this was right after the Hawaiian Missile Scare) would be the black community and the Appalachians. She said […]

Postcard Press Picks: Zero to Travel

Postcard Press Picks: Zero to Travel Mondays are pretty hard on me like they are for a lot of people. I have to wake up at six in the morning, so I can drive fifteen miles and be in the office by 8:00 am (my decision, but it’s still terrible). I find myself living vicariously […]

Postcard Press Picks Movie Club: What to Watch Before Going to London (That Isn’t Harry Potter)

Postcard Press Picks Movie Club: What to Watch Before Going to London (That Isn’t Harry Potter) I love movies, and I know I’m not alone in that sentiment. When you don’t have the money to travel, movies and TV can be a wonderful gateway to seeing the world and learning a bit about it. My […]

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