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Where to Eat in Atlanta: Nikolai’s Roof

Where to Eat in Atlanta: Nikolai's Roof

As the crown sitting atop the magnificent 3o-story tower of Hilton Atlanta, Nikolai's Roof offers unprecedented views of Atlanta, delectable dishes of palatable perfection, and an ambiance so cozy that losing track of time is inevitable. I recently discovered all of this amazingness when I was invited to a dinner hosted by the AAA, Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant. With credentials like that, who could say no? Plus, I've heard incredible things about this fine-dining establishment that has delighted guests since 1976, so it has been on my list of places to try for a while.I...

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The Best Weekend Guide to Myrtle Beach

Road Tripping to Myrtle Beach in the Mazda3

I've been to Myrtle Beach a few times, but we typically stayed in a condo and cooked all our meals, and never went too far beyond the boardwalk. Recently, my brother and I hit the road for a long weekend beach getaway and did all sorts of fun things. I've created this awesome weekend guide to help you get the most out of your Myrtle Beach vacay. I've outlined where to stay, things to do (and believe me, there's plenty), and where to eat. Where to Stay I've only stayed on the North end of Myrtle Beach;...

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That One Time I Went to Abu Dhabi and Dubai: Ramblings & Randomness

This is an oldie that I just stumbled upon in my notes on my phone, recounting my arrival on a trip to Abu Dhabi/Dubai in 2015 (yep, the trip I booked on an error fare for $187).Coming off the terminal feeling those newbie flutters was a feeling all too familiar. No matter how much, how far and wide I travel, I always get the jitters. "Ok, where do I go? Let me just follow the crowd. You reeeally need to learn how to pack lighter." All these thoughts ran through my head as I scurried through the...

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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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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 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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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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