Category: More Than a Postcard

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 […]

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 […]

Weekend Trip to Pittsburgh: An Itinerary

Weekend Trip to Pittsburgh: An Itinerary As a resident of Pittsburgh, I would like to take you on a trip that avoids almost every “tourist” attraction in the city. I love my hometown, and living away from Pittsburgh for a while simply made me love it even more when I returned. So let me guide […]

More than a Postcard: Working in Davos, Switzerland

The Swiss Alps from a stop along the Bernina Express in Switzerland. [Photo: Nicole Lamberson]

More than a Postcard: Working in Davos, Switzerland I have been lucky to have opportunities to travel abroad on my own time and for school, but many of my more recent travel experiences have happened because of the occasional travel I did in my previous job. Through work, I have visited places that otherwise wouldn’t have […]

More Than a Postcard: Alexandria, VA

More Than a Postcard: Alexandria, VA 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, VA The trip, a 260 mile drive, taking between 4 and 5 hours depending on traffic, became my normal. The things I do […]

More than a Postcard: Los Angeles

More Than A Postcard: Los Angeles When deciding on a place to write about for my first entry, I thought it might be interesting to build on Jax’s story and also write about Los Angeles as a way to show how similar and different a trip to the same place could be. Every person and […]

More than a Postcard: Los Angeles

More than a Postcard: Los Angeles On July 27th 2013, my plane landed at LAX. It was night, and the cool breeze through the palm trees didn’t help wake me up. My mother and I were traveling together, going to California for the first time in both our lives. This trip was a birthday gift […]

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