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Best Festivals & Events in Atlanta: Spring & Summer 2018

Best Festivals & Events in Atlanta: Spring & Summer 2018

It's my absolute favorite time of year in Atlanta - FESTIVAL SEASON! The weather is nice. The city is buzzing. The energy is high. I love it and am here for every bit of it. So, mark your calendars wanderers; I've compiled a list of some of the best festivals and events Atlanta has to offer this Spring and Summer.   April   April 14- June 3- Georgia Renaissance Festival Take a step back in time to the 16th century and be entertained with jousting shows, falcon shows, performances, and the like. Oh, and did I mention the turkey legs?...

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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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Friend’s Weekend Getaway in the North Georgia Mountains with Mazda

Friend's Weekend Getaway in the North Georgia Mountains with Mazda6

I often joke that I can take a trip down the street and around the corner and I would be happy. I absolutely love car rides and road trips. No matter how near or far. I was that kid that any time I heard keys jingle I'd come half running, half hopping while hurriedly putting on my shoes, asking where are we going? We could have been on the highway to Hell-o; it didn't matter, as long as I was along for the ride. So, two of the best things that ever could have happened...

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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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Surviving Winter Travel on the Road with the Mazda CX-3

Surviving Winter Travel on the Road with the Mazda CX-3

It's that time of year again, when sleigh bells start jingling, and Jack Frost starts nipping. It's also that time of year when traveling is at its peak. People are heading home for the holidays, or perhaps escaping the winter's cold and heading somewhere where sunshine is plentiful and beaches are bountiful. Either way, travel, especially on the road, can turn into the nightmare before, during, and after Christmas quicker than you can say bah humbug if you're not careful and don't plan accordingly. I recently got to test out the Mazda CX-3 and I got...

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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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4 Reasons to Love Stockholm, Sweden

Known as "beauty on water" by locals, Stockholm lives up to every bit of its name. From the ethereal light filling the summer skies to the art and design that weave throughout every facet of this capital city, Stockholm truly is a beauty on the water. You won't be able to help but fall in love with this majestic city, and a great guide to Stockholm will ensure that you have a wonderful time whether you spend a day or weeks here. Here are just a few reasons why you'll love Stockholm. Land and Sea: The Best of...

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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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Touring Atlanta in Style with the Mazda MX-5 Miata

Touring Atlanta in Style with the Mazda MX-5 Miata www.worldofawanderer.com

This post is in collaboration with Mazda & DriveShop I'm pretty sure we've all had that ONE thing that we wanted more than anything else in the world as a kid. That thing that may have been a little ostentatious; yet, we begged and pleaded with our parents and would almost give life and limb for it, if that's what it required. Maybe for you it was a treehouse, or pony, or the entire Mighty Morphing Power Rangers collection (because let's be honest, who didn't want to be a Power Ranger?). For me, it was a...

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