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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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LIVING & TEACHING IN SPAIN PART 2: Finding an Apartment in Madrid

LIVING & TEACHING IN SPAIN PART 2: Finding an Apartment in Madrid, Spain

So you've landed your teaching job in Spain, now it's time to start thinking about where to live? I'm just going to go ahead and let you know, finding an apartment in Spain is not exactly the easiest thing in the world to do. But, I'm here to help. Here's a complete guide to finding an apartment in Madrid.   In Case you Missed it: Living & Teaching in Spain Part 1: Getting the Job  [spacer height="20px"] Pre-Arrival Unless you already have someone in Madrid who is willing to do the groundwork for you and go around to different flats to...

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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 MarketImage via Flickr by Suman ChakrabartiStart your day at a foodie's paradise and head to Pike Place Market. Often considered a farmer's...

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How to Save Hundreds on Flights Using Skyscanner

How to Save Hundreds on Flights Using Skyscanner www.worldofawanderer.com

Airfare can be one of the biggest expenses when traveling. However, I'm here to share a few secrets with you on how to find the cheapest flights using my favorite tool, Skyscanner. I'll show you a few travel hacks, and some of the best ways to use Skyscanner to your advantage.  Search in Incognito/Private Mode For the longest time I didn't believe booking sites inflated the prices based on your cookies and search history. But, it's true my friends...

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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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Why Doing Disney as an Adult Rocks!

I'm going to let you in on a little secret. The most magical place on Earth, the place where dreams come true, and Dole Whip is apparently life, the one and only Walt Disney World, is not just a place for tiny tykes and character-crazed kids. Nope, my friends, adults can enjoy it just as much, if not more definitely more, than kids. Last month I got to relive some of my childhood memories, and create new ones at Disney. I'm here to tell ya, doing Disney as a grown person is certainly a bit different...

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