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Explore Black History on Amelia Island

Victorian homes nestled under the canopies of Spanish moss-draped oak trees, fiery sunsets on the waterfront, and picturesque cobblestoned streets in historic downtown may come to mind when thinking about Fernadina Beach and Amelia Island. It is the perfect destination for enjoying a slower pace and reprieve from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. On Amelia Island, you can soak in some sun, relish in the beauty of its natural wonders, and explore a gamut of little-known historical sites. This tiny island, located just 21 miles from the Georgia's border and a 40-minute drive from...

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Where to Stay in Philadelphia: Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Where to stay in Philadelphia: Loews Hotel

Heading to Philadelphia for the Thanksgiving holidays, I knew I wanted to be in a prime location since it was my first time visiting the 'City of Brotherly Love'. Loews Philadelphia Hotel kept coming up in my search. It is a brand I know and love (check out my staycation at the Loews in Atlanta here); so, for me, it was an easy choice! Special thanks to Loews for hosting this stay. I love staying at hotels with an interesting story to tell, and the Loews Philadelphia Hotel fits the bill. The hotel is located in...

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Best Places to Take first solo trip

Best destinations to travel for the first-time solo traveler - worldofawanderer.com

Want to take your first solo trip, but not sure where to go? Are you concerned about safety while traveling solo? If so, keep reading! I have traveled to over 25 countries and most of them have been solo. I absolutely love solo travel. I love the time I'm able to spend alone discovering and unearthing new places and spaces. I love being able to connect with new people, if only for a fleeting moment. There is just something truly magical and empowering about traveling solo that I feel everyone should experience at least once...

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Love & Adventure – How Kay and I Met

How we met - worldofawanderer.com

I met her energy before she even had a chance to properly introduce herself. I stood in the small entryway of Trez Bistro & Wine Bar, shuffling myself around to let people pass by because I was clearly in everybody's way. I stood there waiting for my self-proclaimed, pseudo tour guide. The place was packed and we didn't have a reservation, despite this place being her suggestion, so she was going to have to figure that out. In she walks a few minutes later. I was expecting her to walk in and greet me with,...

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Don’t Travel to Mexico Without Downloading These Apps First

Must have apps in Mexico

Folks are flocking to Mexico, and I can't say that I blame them. Amazing culture, beautiful beaches, incredible quality of life, cheap cost of living - what's not to love? But, navigating a new city, whether just breezing through or long term can be a bit daunting. What's the best way to get around in Mexico? Are there food delivery services in Mexico? Does Amazon deliver to Mexico? These are all questions I'm sure people have asked, and I have the answers. If you are traveling to Mexico, here are 13 apps you need to...

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Your Guide to Priority Pass Plus 25% Off Discount!

Benefits of Priority Pass World of a Wanderer

This post is sponsored by Priority Pass. However, as always, all opinions are my own Travel is back in full swing, airports are bustling and busy, and while it may all be a bit overwhelming, travelers can find comfort by retreating to one of the many Priority Pass lounges around the world. Priority Pass can alleviate some of the stress that comes along with navigating an airport, especially by utilizing the bespoke airport guides and indoor maps and being able to retreat to a quiet lounge to relax or work. If you're a frequent traveler, you've probably heard...

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Mexico is more than tacos and tequila: My experience with Intrepid Travel Mexico Food Tour

My experience with Intrepid Travel Mexico Food Tour

No matter the country, no matter the culture, food is the ultimate connector. It is the thing that nourishes the body, feeds the soul, and can cultivate life-long friendships and relationships with every bite. I've shared meals with people who didn't speak my language and I didn't speak theirs, yet we laughed and bonded, drank, and were merry. I've sat around a dinner table with a family I'd just met in South Korea where the meal brought me to tears because it reminded me of home. The emotion was unexpected and raw, and in that...

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Top Chef Houston – Episode 9 Recap: Freedmen’s Town

Top Chef S19E9 Freedmen's Town

If it’s one thing Houston is known for, it’s finger-lickin' good food. So, it’s no surprise Bravo's Top Chef revisited the Lone Star state, specifically Houston, for another season where chefs battle it out to come out on top. Season 19, Episode 9 takes place in Freedmen’s Town — the nation’s only remaining post-Civil War historic district built by freedmen. The history that pervades the neighborhood, makes the location especially fitting for this episode that revolves around the idea of legacy and "creating something beautiful out of hard work". After the quickfire round of making monochromatic dishes...

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Epic Destinations That Make Valentine’s Day Suck a Little Less for Singles

Destinations That Make Valentine's Day Suck a Little Less for Singles

Meeting new people, experiencing new cultures and having the most amazing adventures means you won’t have time to wallow over the box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates and red roses you didn’t receive, because you will be too busy living your best life. For all the travelers looking for the best places for singles to travel for Valentine's Day, I've got you covered. Here are some destinations that will make Valentine’s Day suck a little less for singles...

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