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5 Easy Hikes in the Atlanta Area

Hiking bamboo forest East Palisades Atlanta

Hiking is one of my favorite ways to enjoy the greenery (and awesome weather) in Atlanta. But I got nothin’ on my parents, who are true hiking experts. They belong to a hiking club and have been known to hike dozens of miles per week on the trails in and around Atlanta. My dad is even …

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7 Unbelievably Delicious Buford Highway Restaurants

Pho Dai Loi's pho tai chin soup on Buford Highway

Visitors and new Atlantans alike may be surprised to find that Atlanta has some of the best exotic eating around. Buford Highway is known as the center of international food culture in Atlanta – and for good reason: the arterial is lined with hundreds of authentic and budget-friendly Asian and Latin American restaurants. Whether it’s your …

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Top 5 Day Trips from Baltimore

Visit Assateague Island from Baltimore

Staycations can be fun and there’s definitely plenty to see and do in Baltimore itself, but sometimes you just wanna get out of town. Lucky for those of us living in Baltimore there are lots of day trip options! Whether you’re looking for history or nature, or just want to walk around a new city for …

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A Weekend Guide to Baltimore

View of Baltimore from the top of the Washington Monument

Baltimore is the perfect sized city for a weekend visit. After living here for two years, I’ve definitely compiled my list of favorites. Whether you’re coming in on business or for pleasure, this weekend guide to Baltimore includes my top picks of where to stay, what to eat and drink, and what to do while …

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What I’ve Learned from my “Staycation”

Drinking from a yellow pina colada flavored snowcone in Lexington Market

I haven’t had a staycation in the traditional sense, where you clear your schedule, plan a spa day at home, or book a weekend in a fancy hotel nearby. But ever since creating Baltimore Fun Hacks in February with G, I’ve felt a little bit like a tourist in my own city every weekend. It’s …

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Graduating Grad School and Next Steps

Email that I graduated

It’s time for a much-needed update on what’s been going on with me. You may have noticed the blog has a ~~BrAnD nEw LoOk~~! I finally decided to host my own site, buy my own domain, and work on being a better blogger in general. It’s been a long time coming for this type of …

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The Case of the Returned Traveler

I spent the past year living a stationary life in America. I realize I didn’t write much, and it wasn’t necessarily because I didn’t have anything to say, but because I didn’t deem the things I had to say as blog-appropriate. It was a rather dark year for me, mood-wise, for a host of reasons I …

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