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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 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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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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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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Adventures in Albuquerque: 5 Fun Things to Do in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Adventures in Albuquerque: 5 Fun Things to Do in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Many of you may know about Albuquerque from the hit TV series "Breaking Bad," or perhaps you've simply passed through on the way to Santa Fe or Taos. In recent years, Albuquerque has become a rapidly growing destination for travelers. If you find your way to ABQ, here are five fun things to do. Soar High on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway As North America's longest aerial tram, the Sandia Peak Tramway is an absolute must! Take in inconceivable panoramic views of Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment as you soar high above Albuquerque. Spanning 2.7 miles of...

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Picture Keeper: The Best Way to Backup Photos on Your Phone While Traveling

Picture Keeper: The Easiest Way to Backup Photos on Your Phone While Traveling

Can I take you down memory lane for a moment? Remember the pre-digital days when disposable cameras were the bees knees? Ok ok, maybe they weren't all of that, but they were affordable and got the job done. Plus, there was the anticipation of waiting that one hour at your local CVS or Walgreens Pharmacy to get them printed. I mean, that was half the fun, right? Standing at the counter, flipping through your prints, seeing how awesome or awful your photos came out. Ahh, those were the days! But, thank God for the technology advancement...

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