City of Bikes
Europe, France, The Netherlands

Blast from the Past – EuroTrip 2010, Part I

Sometimes considered the quintessential rite of passage, the summer InterRail backpacking trip through Europe is a dream for some, a long-lasting cultural tradition for others, and a romantic idea for most. For me, it started as a thought, quickly developed into a consuming passion and eventually became a reality. During my second year […]

Testing out the new camera
Chicago, Pre-Departure Thoughts

Testing out the new camera

I have never owned a camera, except for the surprisingly exceptional ones that come embedded within smartphones. So in beginning my search, I had a few modest criteria to go by: compact enough to fit into my pocket, better than my smartphone, and affordable. I naïvely thought this would be enough, but […]