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Photo Friday: Oxford, Mississippi

Tweet A week ago marked my third trip to Mississippi in the past 12 months. As I sat down with my cousin at High Point Coffee, she asked me what others probably would want to know: “Why?” She’s a student at the University of Mississippi, commonly known as “Ole Miss,” in Oxford and didn’t know what […]

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Warming Up with Stanley Brand (+ Holiday Cocktail Recipes!)

Tweet Is there a more classic American product than the Stanley Brand insulated vacuum bottle? Created in 1913 by William Stanley Jr., they’re synonymous with adventure. Just take a look at the #Stanleyness hashtag on Instagram and you’ll see the classic green Seattle-made items paired with campsites in lush Pacific Northwest forests, held by sports fans […]

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Caroline in the City Guide to San Francisco

Tweet Known as the Fog City and City By the Bay, San Francisco has gone through dozens of incarnations. In the 1800s, it was a frontier town for those going after the gold rush. In the 1970s, it was the ground zero for counterculture and hippie life. Today, it’s a combination of everything, featuring Silicon […]

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Behind the Curtain: November 2015

TweetI’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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Photo Friday: Boone, North Carolina

Tweet My body can’t seem to keep up with the seasons, as I left moderate climes in Georgia to visit my sister in the mountains of North Carolina before heading down to Florida, where it was still in the 80s. But it really felt like fall there so I broke out my sweaters and boots […]

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Travel Writing Round Up [November 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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Photo Friday: Senoia, Georgia

Tweet While I consider myself a city girl, I love road tripping through small towns and backroads that the South is known for. Within 45 minutes of driving out of Atlanta in any direction, I can be in actual farmlands, cows and all. Last month I finally made it to a town I’d been wanting […]

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Things That Are Better As a Solo Traveler

Tweet If you travel solo, as I do, there are certainly ups and downs. Sometimes things get awkward, lonely and difficult. There are long bus rides, travel illnesses, lost bookings and plenty of mishaps. But there are a lot of things that are better as a solo traveler. These are the things you have a […]

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Stranded in Bangkok: A Visa Run Story

TweetDespite the fact that I’ve been home from Southeast Asia for over a year, I’ve still got stories to share! Here’s one that I’ve had time to reflect on.  At first nothing seemed any different. I woke up at our hotel in Koh Samui and went through the usual routine of having breakfast and going […]

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Visiting (Surprisingly Hip) Augusta, Georgia

Tweet Ask five people what they know about Augusta, Georgia and perhaps three couldn’t tell you anything, one would mention the Masters and another might confuse Augusta with the city of the same name in Maine. Prior to this year, my experience in Augusta had been limited to the rest stop, where I would go on […]

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