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Photo Friday: Columbus, GA

One of the best things about living in Atlanta is the many places you can get to from there. I am 30 minutes away from the world’s busiest airport and within 8 hours of driving, I can get just about anywhere in the South. One of my closest friends moved a few hours south of […]

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Travel Writing Round Up [July/August 2015]

Over the last nearly four years that I’ve been offering the Travel Writing Round Ups, I’ve been asked about why I started them. It began as a way to show that there are travel writing opportunities that pay, not just the Huffington Post “pay for exposure” model. I’ve received a lot of great feedback (and […]

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Oxford, England: The Original College Town

My school, College of Charleston, was founded in 1770 and was one of the first in America. While it doesn’t predate Harvard, Yale or Princeton, all of these schools were adapted from the models of those in Europe, including Oxford University. So you could say that Oxford, England is the original college town. Many of […]

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What I’m Packing for London

Packing light is becoming more and more essential for my lifestyle. So when putting together my packing list for my week in England, I had to be very thoughtful. I knew I’d be hopping on trains, so it was important to be mobile. I recently got a nice carry-on suitcase for my birthday (more on […]

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Back to London

It’s been almost four years since I last set foot in one of my favorite cities in the world: London. I was last there for the whirlwind known as World Travel Market, one of the largest travel trade shows in the world. There, I hung out with bloggers and did my best to network with […]

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28 Things to Do Before Turning 28

While some years, I find writing this post uplifting, this year I’m borderline depressed thinking about how little has changed since I turned 27 things. I still live at home. I still work the same seasonal job. Sure, there have been travel, blog and career highs this year, but the basics are the same. As […]

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Where I’ve Been Lately

A friend texted me the other day to say, “Is Caroline in the City on vacation? I haven’t seen any posts lately.” Busted. Yes, I’ve let this blog fall by the wayside in recent months. I seem to have more content than I know what to do with on This Is My South, but this […]

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On Charleston, Tragedies and Community

Such a sad time in Charleston. I know a part of you will always be there. These are the words texted from my grandmother (yes, she texts!) last week after I’d heard about the shooting of nine people at a historic church in downtown Charleston. For a few days, it didn’t seem real. I couldn’t […]

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Photo Friday: Charleston, South Carolina

It’s an odd feeling being a tourist in a place you used to call home, but that’s just what I did on my most recent trip to Charleston. I went back to the tourist attractions I never went to before and ones I returned to in order to take better photos of. I’m working on […]

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Adventures in Eating Overseas

Judging by some Instagram accounts, you’d think the world is full of delicious things and travelers always eat well. I’m here to set the record straight and say that is not true. Not only have I had food poisoning overseas, but I’ve ordered things without having a clue what they were. Sometimes I’ve been glad I […]

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Travel Writing Round Up [June 2015]

Over the last nearly four years that I’ve been offering the Travel Writing Round Ups, I’ve been asked about why I started them. It began as a way to show that there are travel writing opportunities that pay, not just the Huffington Post “pay for exposure” model. I’ve received a lot of great feedback (and […]

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Photo Friday: Jekyll Island, Georgia

While humans are said to be made up of over 60% water, I feel like I’m more like 90%. I’ve always been a water baby, from my first visit to the beach at a few weeks old. My happiest places are by the water: Charleston, Sydney, Split. It was a particularly hectic week at work […]

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