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…

Punk’s Not Dead: Trenton Punk Rock Fleamarket Edition

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…

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…

Elk Forge B&B Inn, Maryland

We discovered Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast on a Groupon. John and I are a spontaneous couple who not only love traveling, but trying out historical and interesting landmarks across the country. This place was perfect! Elk Forge B&B is only about an hour outside Philadelphia, depending on where you’re traveling from. Truthfully speaking, John…

Above and Beyond: Riding (and loving) Portland’s Aerial Tram

Growing up between New York and Philadelphia means that my definition of city transportation usually involves underground tunnels, urine streaked floors or a bus pass. Not in Portland, though. In Portland, if you want to commute to the other side of the city, you just casually take the Aerial Tram at the intersection of SW…

Exploring Collingswood, NJ

Despite having grown up near the quaint and picturesque town of Collingswood, we’ve never actually spent much time taking in all the sights. The town is beautiful. It has a very down-to-earth, laid back vibe with funky stores like Inner Grove Records which has now convinced me to go out and buy a record player,…

Vending at Collingswood’s March Second Saturday

There is one word to describe my vending experience last night: frigid. Surprisingly, not a ton of people stroll the charming streets of Collingswood in search of that “need to own it” piece of artwork in 30 degree temps, in the dark, barely missing my table of merchandise because I chose a location with no…

Vending at the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market

I discovered the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market last April and it’s been a love affair ever since. There’s a special vibe that belongs solely to the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market. Everyone who goes there just has this edge about them: from the vendors to the audience, everyone is so punk. They just don’t…

Portland Saturday Market

What I loved about the Portland Saturday Market was oh, I don’t know: everything! Allow me to introduce myself to the point where you and I become a little more acquainted. I positively adore outside markets. Whether I’m buying organic fruit, flowers, tastefully appointed bad artwork, or fresh alligator jerky, there isn’t a bone in…