Tag Archives: travel

Track Your Trips With Travel Timeline

Late last year TripAdvisor introduced “Travel Timelines“. They sounded pretty cool from the press release so I decided to try it out. Admittedly, my attention span is quite short and so I turned the feature on but then I completely forgot about it. That is, I forgot about it until I realized a few weeks […]

Social in the Driver’s Seat

You’ve managed to sneak your 52-pound bag through check-in, suffered through endlessly long security lines, and endured your wait time in the uncomfortable plastic chairs at the gate. You can’t wait to sink into your comfy seat on the plane and doze off. As soon as you step on the plane, you realize the seating […]

Airlines & #EmotionalBaggage on Twitter

After a long weekend in Las Vegas with barely any sleep, I embarked on my long journey home at 2pm Sunday afternoon (west coast time). I was flying first from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, prepared to enjoy a long dinner and a celebratory glass of wine at LAX during my layover (I had just […]

“Studying” Abroad and Social Media

Florence, Italy: the place that completely stole my heart and absolutely changed me forever.  Studying abroad was hands down the best experience of my life.  When else in your life are you going to be able to travel for such an extended period time, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the culture and experience […]

iPhone Users: Start Using “Find My Friends”!

Apple includes several native iOS apps on its devices, which users don’t really have a choice but to have on their phones. For better or worse, apps like “Compass”, “Game Center”, “Voice Memos”, “Podcasts”, and the Apple Watch app are installed on every updated iOS device and cannot be uninstalled. Apple also has several apps on […]

#ParentsWeekend

“I really need to clean my mod” “I should probably put some books on my desk” “Yes! I’m desperate for some grocery money…” All of these thoughts, amongst others, have crossed our minds over the past week in preparation for parents weekend.  It’s senior year and we are all getting sentimental with our “lasts” before […]

ISYS6621: Back in Time

“Social Media” soc-ial adjective 1. of or relating to society or its organization me-di-a noun 1. plural form of medium. me·di·um noun 1.an agency or means of doing something.   Social – Media noun, adjective?, verb? 1. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat, Tinder 2. Brand Interaction and Engagement: JetBlue PB&J award, Oreo’s Ad 3. Connecting Information: MITRE 4. Telling a story: […]

Amazing Amazon

If you need me, call me. No matter where you are, no matter how far. Just call my name. I’ll be there in a hurry. You don’t have to worry. Diana Ross definitely wasn’t thinking of Amazon when she sang “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” but when I think about the song–how she explains how […]

Birthright’s Social Media Strategy

Last summer, I participated in one of the most memorable experiences of my life, Birthright. For those of you who have not heard of this organization, Birthright, also known as Taglit (which in Hebrew means “discovery,”) sends Jewish students and young adults ages 18-26 to Israel for free. Though it may seem unlikely to pass up the chance to have a completely subsidized $3000 trip given to anyone who has at least one Jewish parent and identifies as Jewish (full eligibility rules can be found here,) the organization continues to struggle to grow beyond its current numbers and attract Jewish men and women to sign up before they turn 26 years old.

Airbnb and The Eiffel: How Social Media Influenced My Trip Abroad

I consider myself to be a curious person, and I love learning and experiencing new things. Not surprisingly, I experience quite a bit of wanderlust. I have been fortunate enough to travel quite a bit in the past year, and I have found that whatever phase of your travel journey you are in–whether it be […]

Cheap-O-Air: The Power of Customer Service

I very infrequently complain on Twitter about goods or services I receive from companies because as a professional social media manager, I understand how hard it is to please each customer while simultaneously wanting to want to fix every problem fielded through social. However, the afternoon of March 4 was an exception. I was sitting in […]

#LetHawaiiHappen

As snow keeps on piling up here on the East Coast, Hawaii’s weather forecast includes a slight chance of rain, with mostly sunny skies. Highs of the day hits around 81 degrees, while lows are around 70 degrees. Hawaii is sunny with warm weather year-round, which makes it one of the hottest spots for tourists. […]

To Selfie or Not to Selfie? That’s not the Question

The me-first traveller: a person who positively positions himself or herself to be prominently associated with a given experience as opposed to merely presenting an image as a travel experience. Before further developing upon these thoughts, a short video will help to further illustrate my definition, but first let me take a selfie:     We’ve […]

My Lonely Planet is out-of-date

My time at BC is flying away, I’ll be back home in less than 40 days. However I promised myself that I would have travelled around the US as much as time and money have allowed me to do. That’s why this weekend I went to Chicago! But unlike in all my previous trips, I […]

The Key to Backpacking Europe and Surviving? Social Media (Or So I Hope).

I thought I was going to be leaving it all behind (or at least the majority of it). The laptop. The email. The constant “buzz buzz” in my pocket. Exactly one week after commencement, I will be lifting off from Logan Airport to spend five weeks backpacking through Europe. On top of the prospect of […]