Eating and Drinking in the Dominican Republic

The two trips to the Dominican Republic weren’t planned as such, so my knowledge of Dominican food was limited. We don’t have many Dominican restaurants in Atlanta and I assumed it would be similar to other Caribbean flavors I’d tasted in Puerto Rico and at local Cuban restaurants. What I found instead was some of the […]

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Photo Friday: Boca Chica, Dominican Republic

If I had my way, every press trip would involve beach time. So luckily for me, part of my Santo Domingo itinerary included a day trip to Boca Chica, the closest beach to the Zona Colonial that is also on the way to the Las Americas International Airport. This water baby was thrilled to just be […]

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Atlanta’s Best Cocktail Bars

We all love a carefully concocted beverage. For me, it was always beer, but as I’ve grown older, I’ve appreciated the art of mixology even more. Atlanta has a surprising cocktail culture for being the land of sweet tea and Coca-Cola. I made it my mission to check out some of the city’s best cocktail […]

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A Wellness Weekend in Hot Springs, Arkansas

There must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them. – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar If I didn’t know any better, I’d assume that Sylvia was talking about a visit to Hot Springs, Arkansas. Because she’s right. What’s better than the healing properties of a good, […]

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Atlanta’s Best Coffee Shops for the Self-Employed

The coffee shop is the center of the freelancer universe, a place outside of the home where we can come together to block each other out with our headphones and lattes. Some of these establishments are included, despite their suburban locations, for their excellent coffee, strong WiFi and access to food. Thankfully there is an […]

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Photo Friday: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

I received an email about a trip to the Dominican Republic one month before I would have to leave. I was already going to a different part of the country a few weeks later, but one of my favorite friends was going on the trip and I didn’t want to pass up the chance to […]

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Ponce City Market: Atlanta’s Hippest Food Hall

For much of my high school days, before I fell in love with travel, I spent all my money on concerts and shows. My friends and I would pile into the Honda Accord that I still drive and carpool downtown to see our favorite bands play at The Masquerade, a historic mill and music venue. We’d […]

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A Weekend in Athens, Georgia for the Post-Graduate Crowd

Over the last seven or so years, I’ve spent a lot of time in Athens, a rural area an hour and a half northeast of Atlanta. It’s home to the University of Georgia and is one of the South’s most notable college towns, but there’s so much more to it than that. Both of my […]

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Photo Friday: Porto, Portugal

It was a country not high up on my list. I was already planning a trip across the pond, so when I heard that a blogging conference would be taking place in the northern Portugal city of Porto, I found myself a cheap flight by way of Frankfurt and off I went. I didn’t do […]

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Behind the Curtain: April 2016

I’ve come to look forward to these monthly posts about what I’m into beyond travel because there’s so much more to my life than where I go, despite the fact that it’s something I love. It’s funny how many people respond with their obsessions or agree with mine! As with last month, I’m sharing the […]

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Travel Writing Round Up [April 2016]

If you saw the last few editions of Travel Writing Round Up, welcome back! A lot are repeats from last month, but new posts are denoted with stars. I have checked all the links to ensure that they are still valid, but please let me know if I have missed one. I’ve also created an open Google Document where […]

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Photo Friday: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Despite its proximity to where I live in Atlanta, I’ve spent little time in most parts of North Carolina. The road to Boone, where my sister lives, is well-tread and I spent a few summers in Wilmington and the Outer Banks. But apart from these places, I’ve missed most of the middle. While both of […]

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