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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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Best of Atlanta: Name That Pluton!

LOL, Universe! What a random place to put a massive intrusion of igneous rock! The aptly-named Stone Mountain, located just east of Atlanta, is a ridiculous but pretty incredible sight to behold. It is quite literally a giant mount of rock seemingly plopped on top of what otherwise appears to be a flat, wooded expanse …

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Atlanta: An Introduction

Welcome to Atlanta 101. Or should I say, Welcome to Atlanta where the playas play. (No one could introduce Atlanta better – or make you miss the year 2001 more – than Ludacris and Jermaine Dupri.) Alright, let’s talk about Atlanta. I never really do this, unless I’m saying bad things. :/ Or actually I …

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What Is There Even to Write about Anymore?

So yeah, I’m home, back in Atlanta. It’s nice and comfortable here, cozy like falling into the hammock that is my parents’ house. There’s homecooked food here. I have my own room AND my own bathroom. It’s amazing. When I first got back I triumphantly reclaimed the old American conveniences like driving my car, having …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

This was a hard one. I’ve been away from home for 7 months now and let me tell you: there are A LOT of things that make me think of it. There are smells and sounds and images…but most of all, there are people. If there’s anything I’ve learned while traveling, it’s that places are …

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From Afar

Sometimes I think about my last semester of college and my Bag the Bag project and wonder, was that really me?? It all started in Australia, where I was introduced to the concept of using cloth bags instead of plastic when shopping for groceries. Believe it or not, the idea of not using plastic had …

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