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48 Hours in Black-Owned Atlanta

There is a reason Atlanta is heralded as an epicenter of Black excellence and the Cultural Capital of America. It is the place that has produced legends, pioneered movements and has become a burgeoning city brimming with opportunities for Black entrepreneurs and creatives. The history, food and culture are all woven into the fabric of America. From its Southern charmers to soulful cuisines, Atlanta is a city to easily fall in love with. If you only have 48 hours to spend in ATL, I created a guide for Discover Atlanta that will take you on...

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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 and has been updated since February 23, 2021 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...

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50+ Free & Cheap Things to Do in Atlanta

45 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Atlanta www.worldofawanderer.com

Whether you are a local of Atlanta or a visitor, there is plenty of fun to be had in this city, and you can do so without breaking the bank. Here's a list of 50+ Free & Cheap Things to Do in Atlanta. Pin it. Bookmark it. Save it. Share it! Updated February 23, 2021 1. Monday Night Brewing [caption id="attachment_3201" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Source: Flickr via Quinn Dombrowski[/caption] Like their slogan says, "Weekends are overrated." Who says you can't have fun on a Monday? Head to Monday Night Brewing where for $10 you can get souvenir glass and (6) 6-oz...

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A Journey From Burnout to Bliss in the 2021 Mazda CX9

A Journey From Burnout to Bliss in the 2021 Mazda CX9

What do you do when the burn out is real, there’s a pandemic and you need a getaway, BADLY?! You test out the new 2021 Mazda CX-9, hit the road and spend a couple days in the mountains at a Getaway House, that's what. Whether you are a content creator like myself, service provider, working parent or any and everything in between, we all need a moment to just escape the hustle and bustle of life, reset, recharge and simply have a moment or two to reconnect with self. The thing with that is often times...

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Getaway House Atlanta – Everything You Need to Know

Getaway House Atlanta - Everything You Need to Know - World of a Wanderer

Many of us have seen posts on social media of the black box with a big window, tucked off in the woods with someone sitting, pensively, staring out of said window as though they are in deep thought about the meaning of life. Ahh yes, hello Getaway House - the trendy phenomenon taking over our timelines. Though cute and curated as it may look, let me just tell you, as someone who recently stayed at a Getaway House, I really did find myself sitting and staring aimlessly out of that spectacular window, pondering life's treasures...

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The Sh*t No One Tells You About Moving to Merida Mexico

Move to Mexico they said. It'll be fun they said. Your cup will runneth over with tequila and your belly will be full of tacos, they said. "They" made it seem as if moving to Mexico would be unabated paradisiacal bliss. But, what they don't tell you is, in Mérida, it is so hot it feels like you've climbed inside an incinerator, have been reduced to ash and then set on fire again. They also left out the part about how the mosquitos here will suck you dry for every drop of blood you own,...

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Save Money on Travel: 100 Ways to Travel Hack Your Next Trip

Save Money on Travel: 100 Ways to Travel Hack Your Next Trip

I'll spare you the "cut back on the Starbucks" spiel, when talking about how to save money for travel. We've all heard it. Instead, I'm here to shed light on 100 other actionable ways to save money for traveling and on travel. Everything from flight hacks to free accommodations to getting the best bang for your buck, I'm covering it in this post. With these money-saving tips you will be ready to jet set off to see the world without breaking the bank. Let's get into it! 1-5: Best Sites for Booking Cheap Flights pt One Use...

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That one time I was almost attacked in Mexico

Notes from my phone February 7, 2020 I’d maintained my composure and kept my cool during the entire brief, but terrifying, experience. But as soon as I stepped into my apartment and the door closed behind me all composure was lost and hyperventilation set in. WHAT THE F*CK JUST HAPPENED?! I grappled with posting this, because I know that so many people fear traveling abroad or traveling solo because of their concern for safety. Posting this is like a big ol, “See! I told you. Traveling is not safe, so I'ma just sit right here and be content.” But,...

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Is ‘Better Late Than Never’ Best? Woes of A Wanderer: Moving Abroad After 30

Is 'Better Late Than Never' Best? Moving Abroad After 30: Black woman in a hammock in Bacalar, Mexico

One thought that has remained constant the last year+ of my life is "I wish I'd done this sooner. I wish I'd pursued my passion and moved abroad much much sooner". To pacify myself, I always insist that it's better late than never. But is it really? Because, I'd be lying if I said I didn't wake up some mornings by the sound of the tick tock from my biological clock. Then, just when the thought seeps into my mind that "Ahhh...

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Why Now is the Best Time to Travel Solo

Black woman in a yellow dress in front of hacienda in Merida Mexico

There's a great debate on traveling during COVID, whether you should or shouldn't, whether it's "right" or "wrong". My take is, do whatever you deem is comfortable for you, while taking necessary precautions to protect yourself and those around you. One thing I will say is, right now is probably the best time to travel solo. And here's why: [spacer height="20px"] You Get to Dip Your Toe in the solo travel waters  This is one of the best reasons to travel solo right now. You get to dip your toe in the solo travel waters before making the full...

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