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Photo Friday: Columbus, GA

Tweet 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 […]

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Travel Writing Round Up [July/August 2015]

Tweet 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 […]

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Oxford, England: The Original College Town

Tweet 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 […]

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What I’m Packing for London

Tweet 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 […]

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Back to London

Tweet 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 […]

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28 Things to Do Before Turning 28

Tweet 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. […]

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Where I’ve Been Lately

Tweet 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 […]

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Adventures in Eating Overseas

TweetJudging 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]

TweetOver 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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Travel As Your Best Self

TweetOn a recent wellness travel trip, I had a discussion with fellow writers and competitive runners about your “non-negotiables” of traveling for races, or the things you have to do every single day to be at your best. For them, it was doing a practice run of the course beforehand. For travel, it could be […]

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