Come for the Outfits, Stay for the Music: Friday, Lollapalooza 2014

Lollapalooza is one of the best places for people-watching. Festival goers include college kids back in Chicago for the summer, young parents and their children who will be visiting Kidzapalooza and sitting on blankets while listening to the headliners, older men and women who may or may not be bikers, and, of course, the ever-present…

Small Town, Big Community

Located on a lake in western New York, Chautauqua Institution is a small town and gated community at its finest. Open year-round, the Institution holds a nine-week summer season starting in the end of June and continuing through August. Purchased gate passes are required for entry. Houses and apartments are available for rent, as well…

Inconsistency and the TSA

Since the beginning of January, I have been on eight flights. I have flown out of Boston’s Logan Airport, Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, and San Francisco’s International Airport. I have taken enough Snapchats of the flags in Terminal C at O’Hare to last until the next year. Having traveled through these three airports multiple times a…

Turn It Up! A Round-Up of 2014’s Summer Music Festivals

Music festivals have been around since our parents’ time – think Woodstock and Bob Dylan at the Isle of Wight, both in 1969, or U2 and Queen at Live Aid in 1985. As children, maybe we’d go to small fests with our parents to hear family-friendly music and eat some food. Now that we’re growing…