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15 Reasons Why Biltmore Should be Your Next Girlfriend Getaway

15 Reasons Why Biltmore Should be Your Next Girlfriend's Getaway

Planning a girlfriends' getaway and need some ideas? Look no further wanderers, I've got you covered. A couple of weekends ago I was invited for a stay at Biltmore, and fellow travel blogger Loren, from Dating with Passports, and I packed our bags and hit the road for a fun weekend getaway. Just a short 3.5 hour drive from Atlanta, Biltmore is steeped in history and imbued in luxury. Whether you're looking to satiate the outdoor adventurist in you, be a glutton for local gastronomy, or simply be pampered like the princesses you are, Biltmore...

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7 Unique & Glamorous Glamping Destinations in the South, U.S.A.

7 Unique & Glamorous Glamping Destinations in the South, U.S.A.

This post was originally published on huffingtonpost.com Glamping has become all the rage in the travel world. What is this exactly? It's "glamorous camping". In other words, it's like camping 2.0, the bigger, better, more luxurious version of camping. Glamping gives you that great outdoor, oneness with nature experience, but with a few added luxuries and modern amenities; think comfy beds, stylish furnishings, controlled heating and air, things of the like. There are tons of glamping sites popping up around the U.S. but no one does it quite like the south, where "southern hospitality" is the way...

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Travel Gift Ideas (That Travelers Actually Want & Need)

Travel Gift Ideas (That Travelers Actually Want & Need)

Can't think of what to gift the travel-obsessed person in your life? Don't worry, I've got you covered. Here's my list of travel gifts that travelers actually want and need (none of those scratch off maps here, although they are kinda cool).   [spacer height="20px"] eBags Packing Cubes Get them for yourself. Gift them to a friend. Any and everyone should have at least one set of packing cubes. It makes packing so much easier and organized. Because honestly, how many times have you had to dig, hunt, search, and re-search through your bag to find something, and when...

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6 Reasons to Fall in Love with Helen, Georgia #LetsGoPlaces

6 Reasons to Fall in Love with Helen, Georgia #LetsGoPlaces

Every fall for 20+ years my grandparents have taken a trip to Helen, Georgia, the cute little German town tucked away in the North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains. When I was younger the whole family would make the trip during Thanksgiving break, but over the years that tradition faded. My grands continued to go every year, and I typically joined them, but since they have not been able to go the last few years, I decided to keep up the tradition and take a little day trip, courtesy of Toyota. A couple of weeks ago,...

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Fall Day Trip from Atlanta with Toyota

Fall Day Trips from Atlanta with Toyota

You know, sometimes things just don't go as planned. Like, when you have a whole day trip planned and you end up doing everything and going everywhere besides where you were originally supposed to go. But, as my favorite Spanish saying goes, "no pasa nada", which essentially means "no worries". Sometimes you just have to live and let live, take a few detours, enjoy the journey. That's exactly what I did a couple of weekends ago. I set out for a day trip to Amicalola Falls in North Georgia, courtesy of Toyota, but on my...

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Exploring Atlanta: A 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

Exploring Atlanta: A 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

Thanks to Kia Motors and DriveShop for letting me test out the Kia Optima Hybrid for two weeks. As always, all opinions are my own.   I've owned two cars in my lifetime. A 1999 Ford Contour, and a 2004 Toyota Camry, both given and gifted to me, respectively (thanks Grandad :)); therefore, I didn't really have a say in the matter. Needless to say, neither of these vehicles had any bells or whistles. They were as basic as they came. I mean, when I finally got a new radio installed that had a remote, I thought...

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4 Reasons Why AG Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton, Atlanta Should be on Your Faves List

4 Reasons Why AG Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton, Atlanta Should be on Your Faves List www.worldofawanderer.com

Often times, we overlook gems right in our own cities. We've passed by them countless times and have never given these places a second thought, or we completely miss them altogether, or we pass by them and declare we're going to check it out someday and never do. This was my experience with the AG Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton, Atlanta. I've driven by this place numerous times and always made a mental note to dine there, but never quite followed through. I guess the universe was tired of seeing this place on my ever-growing...

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How to Spend a Long Weekend in Brooklyn

Any Brooklynite is likely to tell you that Brooklyn is the best of the boroughs, and a long weekend isn't nearly enough time to explore all the culture, vibrancy, and incredible food that this area has to offer. However, if a long weekend is all you have, then that's certainly enough time to get a taste. Here are my suggestions on how to spend a long weekend in Brooklyn, including things to do and where to stay.   Brooklyn Bridge Image via Unsplash by Alexander Rotker Whether you're taking a leisurely stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge or you just want to find...

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24 Hours in Seattle, Washington

We don't always have an extended amount of time to spend when traveling to different places. Sometimes it's a short weekend getaway, and sometimes it can be as little as 24 hours. Whether you're staying awhile or just passing through, why not make the most of your time in a new city? There is tons of things to do in Seattle, Washington. If you're short on time, here's how to do Seattle in 24 hours.   Peruse Pike Place Market Image via Flickr by Suman Chakrabarti Start your day at a foodie's paradise and head to Pike Place Market. Often considered a farmer's...

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7 Black-Owned Travel Companies You Should Know About

This article was originally posted on Las Morenas de España.   This is the age of the Black Travel Movement. Despite what mainstream media may depict, there are more African Americans traveling, now more than ever. Also, despite the stereotypes, we're traveling to more than just the Caribbean, Bahamas, Miami, and Vegas. With the rise of social media, online platforms, and travel communities, travel resources have become more readily available. Not only that, but the visibility of black travel has vastly increased as well; showing people of color that "Hey, you could be doing this too!". In the wake...

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