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Where I’m Going in 2015

Tweet I hardly any concrete travel plans as of today, but I know that will change. I’m leaving my year open to possibilities, because I’ve been pleasantly surprised thus far! I hope for another opportunity like Malaysia, which was unexpected and amazing. But here are the few places on my radar for 2015, apart from […]

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My Favorite Eats of 2014

TweetI’ve been to five countries and countless cities this year, eating my way through the best food as I went. I think with my stomach at all times and when you flip through the photos from my trip, it shows. Since giving up dairy last November, I’ve had more limited options than I did in […]

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My Favorite Eats of 2013

TweetWhy yes, it is that time of year where I get to relive my gluttony favorite meals from my travels of the year. I sure got around in 2013, so my favorite eats are certainly varied. And I’ve gotten worse about how many pictures I take of my meals, meaning they are much more frequent. […]

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Not All Tours Are Created Equal

Tweet Many “independent” travelers are immediately turned off by the word tour. They picture large groups huddled around a tour guide with an umbrella or worse, a portable microphone, spouting out facts about whatever random attraction they’re standing in front of. They picture fanny packs and knee high socks and massive tour buses. The hear […]

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Photo Friday: Charleston Wine and Food Festival

Tweet In between coming down with an upper respiratory infection and becoming a contributor to Sweet Lemon Magazine’s Zesty Digest blog, I drove up to Charleston for the Charleston Wine + Food Festival. It always feels good to go back, even if it’s not home anymore. I never had the chance to go to the […]

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The Most Beautiful Abandoned Spaces

TweetI’ve always been fascinated with abandoned spaces since the first time I saw the run down family home on my grandmother’s street in Adairsville, Georgia. What makes these places become abandoned? Who forgot about them? What did they leave behind? I’m in love with the stories and have even created an Abandoned Spaces Pinterest board, […]

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Best Free and Cheap Things to Do in Charleston

TweetCharleston, South Carolina is one of my favorite cities in the world, but admittedly, not cheap. From February through May, the city’s top events keep every hotel in town booked: the Southeastern Wildlife Expo, Charleston Fashion Week, Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston Wine + Food Festival and the Cooper River Bridge Run. There are a few […]

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Photo Friday: Pawleys Island, SC

Tweet My sister Sammi just moved home from another summer in Asheville and a few days after she got back, we took a spur of the moment trip to Pawleys Island, South Carolina to celebrate the birthday of our friend Liza, who recently moved there. I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the area, Myrtle Beach especially, […]

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Hostel Review: Charleston’s NotSo Hostel

Tweet I heard about Charleston’s NotSo Hostel before I had ever stayed in a hostel myself, long before my backpacking trip through Ireland. I always wanted a chance to stay there, to feel like a traveler in my own city. Now that I’ve moved away (and visit as often as possible!), I knew it was […]

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Kayaking on Shem Creek

Tweet I was very excited to return to Charleston for my college reunion and in celebration of my sister Sammi’s 22nd birthday. Our present to her was something completely out of my comfort zone, a kayaking tour on Mount Pleasant’s seafood capital, Shem Creek. I did my research and booked the Shem Creek and Crab […]

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