All posts tagged: culture

I Booked a One-Way Ticket and You Should Too

I did it. I am going. I have purchased my one-way ticket to Colombia and I’m not turning back—for now. In May, I leave for a two-month solo backpacking trip throughout South America. I’m nineteen years young and I’m doing it. I’m taking off and going on the trip of my fantasies. I’m excited, terrified, electrified, and hopeful. More than anything, I’m ready. After I first tasted the thrill of travel, I was hooked. When my parents first took me abroad to Mexico, they did not expect that I would fall in love. His name was the World and I was undeniably enamored. I was unleashed into the colorful layers of culture and people and exploration. It was a place so different than my New Jersey suburban standard. I didn’t want to go back. The World invited me on the best date of my life. Come travel, said the World, as he bestowed upon me the most glorious of gifts: wanderlust. Since then I have buried my face in gooey cheese in Paris, France bathed in thermal springs …

Fashion, Culture, & Personal Style

Alyssa Ezon, 21 This month is all about universal love. But, what does it really mean in terms of fashion? The European fashion scene’s niche for being cozy and having well styled wardrobe has been an inspiration to Alyssa Ezon. They’ll match cute capes, coats, and scarves to look warm, but wear them in bright colors to give their outfits style,” Alyssa mentions. We are convinced that fashion is a leading connection for most women. In each culture there is something dazzling that sticks out. Even from miles away or next door there is always another girl admiring her sister’s style. “I wish I could pull off the fashion prints of the African cultures. I love how intricate and detailed they are. The colors they use are also vibrant and beautiful they really stand out,” Alyssa said. Some of us are bold enough to take a risk with our style while others are more laid back. Traveling to countries like Mexico, Israel, Italy, Ireland, and Hungary has opened Alyssa’s eyes to a lot of fashion trends. She picked out …