Author: Jax Dell

Postcard Press Picks: Border

Postcard Press Picks: Border *This post contains affiliate links* This week’s Postcard Press picks Border, a creative nonfiction book by Kapka Kassabova that won the Stanford Dolan Travel Book of the Year award. The book paints a portrait of the borderland between Bulgaria, Turkey, and Greece. The book is graced with Kassabova’s old-fashioned gift of storytelling, but […]

Living Off the Grid: Tips for Getting Started

Living Off the Grid: Tips for Getting Started Recently, I have been reading up on “living off the grid” and have become more and more fascinated by the idea. Living on your own land, completely independent and self-sustaining, providing your own power, water and food. This lifestyle trend has become more and more popular, and […]

Passports: Tips for Your First Application

Passports: Tips for Your First Application I recently took a trip to my local USPS to get my first passport, yay! The night before, I was up all night looking for tips and tricks to help prepare myself and also how to take the best passport photo. These tips were pretty generic, and it seemed […]

Postcard Press Picks: ‘Places to Love’

Postcard Press Picks: ‘Places to Love’ For anyone looking for a new travel TV show, look no further! Ama Waterways, a cruise company gaining traction with the network television show Places to Love, wants to entice travelers to take to the seas and have brand new experiences on the sea as well as the land. Hosted […]

Jax’s Travel Experience: Living in Alexandria V.A.

Jax’s Travel Experience: Living in Alexandria V.A. The first time I lived away from home, it wasn’t in an apartment a few miles away, it was a statewide journey from Pittsburgh to Alexandria, Virginia. The trip, a 260 mile drive, taking between 4 and 5 hours depending on traffic, became my normal. The things I […]

Postcard from Jax: New York City

Postcard Press Picks: People Who Changed Travel in 2017

Postcard Press Picks: People Who Changed Travel in 2017 This week, Postcard Press picks People Who Changed Travel in 2017. The past year was filled with many changes–great and small, positive and negative–but this article from The Points Guy has rounded up a list of the innovators and leaders who have had the greatest influence […]

Cozy Café Gems in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Cozy Café Gems in Southwestern Pennsylvania My lack of travel experience is going to show through with this post, but living in Southwestern PA my whole life, my search for the perfect café has led me to a handful of hidden gems I want to share with my coffee-loving friends. I’ve spent my time and […]

INSPO: 10 Places in the U.S. Every Writer Should See

INSPO: 10 PLACES IN THE U.S. EVERY WRITER SHOULD SEE This one’s for all the writers (or artists) who are feeling a little blocked but are itching to travel, just to get away for a while, or even take a writer’s retreat. Sometimes trying to create in the same office or home setting day after […]

Postcard Press Picks: Women Who Travel

Postcard Press Picks: Women Who Travel This week, Postcard Press picks the ‘Women Who Travel’ podcast. Stemming from the launch of the Women Who Travel package released on International Women’s Day—featuring interviews, essays, and collaborations—this podcast’s purpose is to empower and educate women interested in travel. The inaugural episode of the podcast, produced by Condé Nast Traveler, focuses […]