Author: Samantha Oty

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 […]

Postcard Press Picks: Duolingo

Postcard Press Picks: Duolingo Outside of the United States, it’s completely normal–and even expected–to be fluent in more than one language. Many Europeans are bilingual and even trilingual, which makes sense since countries are so close together. However, Americans often lack in this department, most only taking the required language courses in high school and […]

Beyond Dirty Dancing: Visiting Mountain Lake

Beyond Dirty Dancing: Visiting Mountain Lake A few months ago, I had to make the harrowing drive up to Mountain Lake Lodge–a beautiful mountaintop resort located in Giles County, VA. This was my first time driving myself up the mountain because the only other times I’d gone were with other people for Mother’s Day and […]