I’ve always loved reading travel publications — ogling National Geographic’s stunning photographs, greedily reading the Washington Post Travel section each Sunday — but have also always found the suggested itineraries and activities to be out of budget, or worse, just not that relevant to my interests.
That’s why I started Stamped Magazine. It’s Penn’s newest student publication, geared towards all things travel.
Besides featuring student travel narratives, we also highlight international trends on topics such as fashion, food and music. We have targeted itineraries for trips that you can take with your best friend, your significant other or your pledge class. Our hope for Stamped is to communicate the fact that travel is affordable and accessible to all students!
One of the great perks to being an M&T student is the fact that we have access to such a broad cross-section of the Penn community: the Wharton and Engineering schools, as well as any extracurricular clubs or organizations that you choose to get involved with. Working on Stamped has definitely helped me broaden this third community — we’ve worked closely with the Kelly Writers House and have reached out to departments such as English, Visual Studies and Fine Arts. Focusing on good writing and design has increased my appreciation for these talents and fine-tuned skills that I might not devote time to as a part of my curriculum.
We’re currently looking for more students to join us in writing, business, web and design! Whether you’ve traveled the world or simply have a great story about a certain pocket of Philly, we want to meet you.