What I Love Most About Wizard World, Philadelphia

When you’re a seasoned nerd like me, walking into the sparse halls of the Pennsylvania Convention Center on the opening day of Wizard World Comic-Con holds the same excitement as opening up presents Christmas Morning. Instantly, you’re greeted with thousands of cosplayers dressed up like every pop culture icon you could imagine. While there are…

Weekend Trip in Salem, Massachusetts

  One morning in January, my fiance John and I, feeling the itch to travel this beautiful, bold country of ours, felt like taking a weekend trip somewhere new. At first, we planned on heading down South, however, there was something about Salem, Massachusetts that was just calling our name.  We took the drive up…

Adult Proms: Full of Nostalgia or Completely Overrated?

It’s prom season! Just because you’re 30 doesn’t mean you’re excluded. Since graduating high school a decade ago (dear God…) I had a lot of reservations about what it’d be like to attend one as an adult nearing thirty. Aside from being (legally) able to dance the night away with a Malibu Bay-breeze splashing from…

Hi. I’m Having a Quarter-Life Crisis

Originally published on Thought Catalog. My quarter life crisis is hitting me on the cusp of turning 28. if you’re over 40, you’ll read this and tell me that I’m still young, but I’m not so sure – and this is why.   Growing up, my mother always told me that I was going to…

Trenton Punk Rock Fleamarket

The spring edition of the Trenton Punk Rock Fleamarket was this past weekend and I bought a flying pig made out of a petroleum tank from Moschera Metal Shop. That’s just the tip of the iceberg on the weird and unusual trinkets you encounter at the two-day event that is nearly packed to capacity in…

The Beach Boys at the Scottish Rite Auditorium

As I made my way through the hoards of fans, all braving the latest nor’easter to bomb the East Coast on the official first day of spring, their puffy coats and wet boots creaking and slipping along the tiled floor, the ticket taker said to me, “Aren’t you a little too young for this? Are…

Disney’s Old Key West Resort, FL

If you’ve ever wanted to eat the most decedent biscuits and gravy in the entire world, look no further than Disney’s Old Key West Resort in Florida. I’ve stayed at this resort three times, and only ever discovered the wonderfulness that is Olivia’s Cafe back in 2015. I could kick myself for missing out on…

Walt Disney World at Christmas

  I’m such a Disney fanatic that it doesn’t matter what time of year I visit the magical House of Mouse; all that matters is that I’m there and biting down into a turkey leg within my first twenty minutes after arrival. The first time I’d visited Walt Disney World at Christmas was back in…

Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland OR

  At first glance, Lan Su Chinese Garden seems oddly out of place in such an artisan city but that’s what makes it kind of great. It’s this whole other universe tucked inside a city that already operates like another universe. Tickets are $10 a piece for adults making it an inexpensive tourist attraction you…

Jersey Shore Alpacas

Because who doesn’t adore Alpacas? Back around the holidays, John and I went to visit Jersey Shore Alpacas after watching them on an episode of Weekend Philler. Trust me when I tell you, these furry little creatures did not disappoint. (Me and John, Weekend Philler Senior Producer) The alpacas are kept in a corral but…

If You’re Not Here, You’re Doing it Wrong: Oregon Coast

  Beautiful, right? When we decided to fly to Portland, we had a whole bucket list full of things we wanted to do – 89% of which involved drinking as much caffeine as the human bladder could hold. When we first arrived at the airport, our car rental representative gushed to us about the Oregon…