Many times, a vacation warrants adventure. Other times, your body goes on strike until you dress it in a bikini and take it to the beach. After my parents retired in Naples, Florida, I find myself needing more of these weekends… Follow me on Instagram: @TaraKalmanson -TaraContinue Reading →
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Friends and family in the Northern Hemisphere, I see you with your long coats and Facebook statuses about snow and hot chocolate. I am currently sitting in the air conditioning, while outside it is 93 degrees Fahrenheit on the first day of summer in Buenos Aires. You might be planning ski trips right about now, but everyone down here is all about the beach. Christmas time marks the start of beach escape season, and it seems as though everyone and […]Continue Reading →
I am lucky to have family in paradise, a.k.a. Puerto Rico. Last summer I spent about two weeks with my aunt and cousin there, and the day I arrived my aunt and I went to the beach in San Juan. We arrived around 4 p.m. and I was exhausted, but as the sun began to set everything was bathed in yellows and pinks. I looked up through these palm trees and felt so serene. I still feel that calm, exhausted […]Continue Reading →
When you have to dig through your closet to find buried souvenirs, what’s the point? We are firm believers that the best souvenirs are the ones you see every day. They become a part of your day-to-day life, sparking memories and conversation. Here, we list a few of our favorites. A hideous coin purse, Buenos Aires The Argentinean bus system is notorious for its impractical requirement that coins — not bills or any special reload-able transit card — […]Continue Reading →
New Jersey, that great state I call home, suffers a less than stellar reputation. When I’m out of state, whether at Northwestern or traveling, I find I spend a lot of time defending its largely unwarranted notoriety. (“Where else can you live that you’re one hour from New York City, one hour from Philadelphia and 40 minutes from the beach?!” I always say.) The stereotypes were already bad enough, I thought, when this little show called “Jersey Shore” debuted. Forget […]Continue Reading →