Author: Samantha Oty

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 […]

Postcard Press Picks: FinalStraw

Postcard Press Picks: FinalStraw If you’re someone who flies or drives frequently, you’re probably wondering what you can start doing to offset your carbon footprint. Well, it’s best to start small before making any dramatic lifestyle changes (travel is already expensive on its own, so don’t immediately splurge on a tiny home and fake meat). […]

Hotels V. Hostels V. AirBNB

Hotels  V. Hostels V. Airbnb So, you’ve decided you’re ready to travel abroad. Now your next challenge is deciding where you’re going to stay. While you’re not going to spend a lot of time in your temporary residence (unless you’re a working digital nomad), you still want to be comfortable for the time you do […]

Postcard Press Picks: Travelogue Podcast

Postcard Press Picks: Travelogue Podcast   I’m a huge podcast junkie. True crime, interview, and groups of friends talking about nothing. I love them, and since I spend most days working in a quiet office, they help pass the time while teaching me something new. That being said, I’m always looking for something new to […]