The AGE Review


583 Atlantic Ave, Fort Story, VA 23459 Cape Henry Lighthouse (not the black and white one pictured, but rather the old relic from which the b/w lighthouse is viewed) is the first lighthouse that the United States of America made as a new country. This sentinel, completed in 1792, was built right next to the “First Landing” site where English settlers arrived in 1607. George Washington himself authorized the lighthouse construction and… Read More

It’s Abbey again, and at this point, I’ve only been out of the country twice. The first time was a family trip to Israel during which we drove around the country, explored, discovered, and thoroughly integrated ourselves with the culture in order to find food, shelter, and fun (my dad drove, to be honest; none of the rest of us would brave that). My mother planned out the entire trip during the year… Read More

Moriah and I have been friends for more than a minute. Once upon a time (before I was a jerk and got a boyfriend), we both moved out of our respective family homes when we were teenagers and got our first adult apartment together. This was so we could begin “real life.” We navigated challenges and stresses, survived car crashes and college drama, juggled old relationships and new ones, and danced through… Read More

California is different. Maybe it’s just me, but as a born-and-raised Virginian, there’s just something wide and exotic about California upon entrance, and it remains to be unique even when you’re in a nothing town driving along to an unknown lake. One year for spring break, I made a there-and-back-again trip across the country with one of my college friends–from central Virginia to the Santa Barbara coasts of Cali, then back–all in… Read More