Long distance relationships are difficult, but having my significant other in a vibrant city like Philadelphia does lend itself to some perks. Instead of trudging to another college town to see him, I feel like I have an actual destination in mind when I pack my small TSA-friendly carry-on and check in at the airport. I've been to Philly before, but this was my first time going in the middle of a busy school semester. Being able to leave my books behind and forget the daily grind for a little is an extremely liberating feeling. And combined with seeing the person I love the most, this past weekend ended up being a truly enjoyable and memorable one.