Forecastle Festival 2017: Full Recap

Walking into Forecastle Festival, the sensory overload immediately hits you. The ground vibrating, the sculpture installations, it smelled like sunscreen and sweat. It’s held right on the riverfront in downtown Louisville, so the beautiful Ohio river is the backdrop for three out of the four stages – it was like the park was built for … [Read more…]

How I Handle Flight Anxiety

I have a lot of irrational fears, one of which is flying. Even though I know planes are way safer than cars (or even walking!) I still get white knuckles on every flight. I know I’m not the only one with flight anxiety. So I’m hoping this post will help some of you deal with … [Read more…]

What I Wear to Music Festivals and WHY

One of my favorite parts about music festivals is shopping for them. I remember my first festival, I decided to wear my knee-high suede moccasins. They are SO cute and screamed festival fashion. But, I did not think about how muddy music festivals can be, or how freaking HOT suede boots are. My legs were … [Read more…]

Theatre Etiquette 101

I am an active theatre lover. I grew up going to the theatre, I went on to go to a performing arts high school, and was a music major in college, now I work at a performing arts organization. I guess you can say theatre is kind of my life. As a frequent theatre goer … [Read more…]

My Travel Bucket List: United States

Every time I get asked about my bucket list, of course I always think big; Paris, Mykonos, Moscow, and so on. But then I start thinking about all of the beautiful things in my own country that I haven’t seen yet. Which is silly, because it’s much easier—financially and logistically—to see all of those things … [Read more…]

Camping With Dogs: What You Should Know

Last week, we took my boyfriend’s dog, Zulu, camping with us for the first time. We spent the weekend in a beautiful cabin in Hocking Hills. While we thought we were prepared for everything, I quickly realized we’re NEVER prepared for anything unless we’ve done it before. Just because your dog is well-behaved at home, … [Read more…]

PSA: Please Don’t Get Tattoos in the Summer

As someone with a lot of tattoos, I want to share something with you. I get second-hand anxiety when I’m out and about in the summer and see someone with a fresh tattoo. Just, why?!?! Oh, some of you may be actually wondering why… Three things go into a beautiful tattoo: a great design, a great artist, … [Read more…]

Basic Packing Checklist

I solemnly swear I will go through this list every time I travel. I think (keyword THINK) that I am a really good packer. But I always, always forget something. So I hope this list helps people to never forget anything (anything important, at least) while packing again. Some of the items on this list … [Read more…]

Traveling with a Fainting Condition

Hi, my name is Anna, and I have Neurocardiogenic Syncope (NCS). If you’re reading this and you have this condition too, let’s start a club! If you’re reading this and you’ve never heard of it, let me explain. In simplest terms, sometimes my heart can’t pump my blood hard enough, and my brain doesn’t get … [Read more…]