My Big Greek Vacation- Part 2: Mykonos

From Athens, Mykonos is just a thirty minute plane right away. From the moment I got off the plane, it was clear that the island was significantly different from the mainland. The roads are narrow and some aren’t even paved. The landscape is hilly with dry brown grass and bushes. Oh, and it’s windy. I…

My Big Greek Vacation- Pt 1: Athens

My family is Greek. We’ve always wanted to visit Greece and experience the culture of our family and so we finally booked a two week vacation and headed over. I’ve just returned from said trip to Greece and I can safely say it’s the best vacation I’ve ever taken in my life. This is a…

Surviving Festival Season: Concerts, Tours and All

You’ve waited for months, ever since you saw the lineup and qued up your computer in class to be the first to buy tickets. Congratulations, you’ve finally made it! The summer concert season is in full swing. A huge gathering of artists sharing their craft for appreciative audiences, what is more beautiful than that? Reaching…

The ‘Sconset Bluff Walk in Photos

As I’ve written about previously, I have a penchant for exploring how the one percent lives without having to spend any money of my own. Public pathways like the Newport Cliff Walk and the lesser-known Sconset Bluff Walk are the perfect way to do this. Located on the island of Nantucket in the town of Siasconset, the Bluff…

Six Tips for Traveling Europe Cheap

Taking a European tour is a dream vacation for a lot of people. It’s also expensive, so many of those dreamers think they can’t afford it. Here a few tips to bring you closer to making that trip happen: 1. Remember the Exchange Rate In years past, the euro and pound have been quite a…

A Day Trip to Newport

Despite being a town known for its outrageous amounts of wealth, Newport is a place that offers visitors plenty of opportunities to experience that affluence without losing their own. I went to Newport without spending a penny. Sites like the Newport Harbor, the Cliff Walk and Ocean Avenue let people take in the glorious splendor of…

A Day Trip to Nahant

Despite being located on the ocean, there are few places (or at least not enough for me) to get to the open water from public transport in Boston. As I studied the coastline of Boston from Google Maps I came upon Nahant, a small mass of land jutting off from Lynn. I was fascinated. In…

Life in a Resort Town

  Now that Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, summer is officially here. If you live on the East Coast, you may find yourself traveling to some summer hot spots such as Martha’s Vineyard, Newport or Atlantic City. While staying there for a week or two in the summer may be fun, living in these…

Driving Off the Map

When I was in high school, I always dreamed of taking a road trip with my friends the summer before we began our freshman year of college. Unfortunately, this never happened. But I still feel the urge to traverse across the country. I can just imagine driving in a car with friends, music blaring and…

A Weekend in New Orleans

By: Rebecca Szkutak Three nights in New Orleans, Louisiana made for one of the best weekends I’ve ever had. The weather was beautiful and the action was non-stop as we made our way to all of the important sites, both touristy and not. I was traveling with my good friend, Andrew, and my boyfriend, Kyle,…