Fortunate Misfortunes of Frugality

Despite being one of the most wealthy people to ever exist, J. Paul Getty was famously reluctant to spend money, and always avoided paying full price.

Humble Humans

Logical Progression

A symbolic architectural achievement and testament to equality in design & education.

Impactful Patrons

The Renowned Royal Romance

Queen Victoria's memorial to her husband, Albert, who orchestrated what is considered the first "World's Fair" in 1851 at London's Hyde Park.

History Lesson

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Skiing the Backwoods

Learn about the art of skiing backcountry (& explore the oldest spot in the lower 48 United States for helicopter drop-offs).

Off the beaten path

Dilgence to Doctorate

George McLaurin, OU's first African American student, studied in the mezzanine of the Bizzell Memorial Library while earning his doctorate, because he was not allowed in the Great Reading Room due to his race.


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Humble Beginnings

It began in a basement, hatched from a plan made on Thanksgiving weekend, there's been a lot to feel thankful for. 

In The Details

California Writing Stations

To celebrate the launch of our AWA Postcard Book, we worked with our friends at California's Country Marts to create three special postal popups.


From Battlefield To Balustrade

Unique architectural styles pepper this Philadelphia neighborhood, including what was once the home of Horace Jayne.

History Lesson

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AWA x Postcrossing

What good are postcards without penpals? Our friends at Postcrossing are responsible for organizing the largest group of fans of correspondence around. Take a look behind the scenes!

Snail Mail

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A Metal Worthy Lighthouse

Pemaquid Point Light has been prominently placed on a U.S. Quarter, depicted in an Edward Hopper painting as well as… a Microsoft Windows 7 Background.

Off-Centered Adventures

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Punk Palace

Seattle is known as the birthplace of Grunge music, and this is the first theater in the US with a convertible audience space to make the floor turn into a punk palace.

History Lesson

Message in a Barrel

Since 2004, Ivor Fireman has read fortunes on England's most visited attraction outside of London.

Quality Quirks

We’ve Got Mail!

Whether from Melbourne, Australia or Chicago, Illinois, you’ve all added delightful moments that make each of your cards special.

Snail Mail

Western Road Trip

Jamie had never visited a national park before, and was feeling a touch of cabin fever, so she and Eric  decided to embark on a bucket-list adventure: a western road trip. The two made their way through highways, byways, along with a few detours to see not one, not two, but fifteen national parks on their month-long excursion.

On the Road

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Boards to Brews

It all began in a basement. With a background in wooden shipbuilding and woodworking, Mike LaVechia was moved by the tides of York, Maine, and began designing surfboards in his home.

Off-Centered Adventures

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