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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 CubesGet 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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Atlanta Staycation: Loews Midtown Hotel

Atlanta Staycation: Loews Midtown Hotel

Contrary to popular beliefs, a vacation does not always equate to jetsetting across the globe or traveling across state lines. Sometimes life gets in the way and that's just not possible, but that does not mean you can't still enjoy a getaway right in your own city. Take it from me, a person that LOVES a good staycation, sometimes a good change of scenery is all you need for a little rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation.After returning home from living abroad for two years, getting readjusted, starting my life from, essentially, scratch it was all a...

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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 BridgeImage via Unsplash by Alexander RotkerWhether you're taking a leisurely stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge or you just want to find...

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