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#FeelAlive on a Summer Safecation Road Trip with Mazda CX-30

Jul 31.2020
Road tripping is an excellent way to still spend time with loved ones while still maintaining safe distances from crowds. So, whether you are driving ...
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13 Tried & True Ways to Travel on a Budget

13 Tried & True Ways to Travel on a Budget

Feb 19.2020
Last week I posted a Twitter thread on ways to save on travel and shared it on my Instagram as well. It was my most saved post to date! Of course, I&#...
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15 Reasons Why Biltmore Should be Your Next Girlfriend's Getaway

15 Reasons Why Biltmore Should be Your Next Girlfriend Getaway

Apr 19.2018
Planning a girlfriends’ getaway and need some ideas? Look no further wanderers, I’ve got you covered. A couple of weekends ago I was invit...
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Blogger Black Friday Deals You Don't Want to Miss!

2021 Epic Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals For Bloggers and Content Creators

Nov 18.2021
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Ah yes, my favorite time of year. Not because I get to stuff myself with all sorts of delicious food a...
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21 Best things to do in Tulum

21 Best things to do in Tulum

Sep 03.2021
From sacred sinkholes to boho beach clubs, don’t miss out on these 21 things to do, see, and eat while in Tulum. There’s something magical abo...
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24 Hours in Seattle, Washington

Aug 08.2017
We don’t always have an extended amount of time to spend when traveling to different places. Sometimes it’s a short weekend getaway, and s...
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The Best Facebook Groups for Travelers

28 Wanderlusty Facebook Groups You Need to Join

Aug 24.2019
Whether you are the avid adventurist looking for your next destination, or the armchair traveler planning your first epic trip, getting the inside sco...
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3 Days in Black-Owned Houston: Things to Do, See and Eat

Jan 14.2022
Here’s the perfect itinerary that weaves in the past, present, and future of Black-owned Houston....
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4 Reasons Why AG Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton, Atlanta Should be on Your Faves List www.worldofawanderer.com

4 Reasons Why AG Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton, Atlanta Should be on Your Faves List

Aug 29.2017
Often times, we overlook gems right in our own cities. We’ve passed by them countless times and have never given these places a second thought, ...
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48 Hours in Black-Owned Atlanta

Apr 16.2021
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 legen...
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5 Romantic Destinations for Your First Baecation

5 Romantic Destinations for Your First Baecation

Feb 18.2020
Sure, we’d all love to be whisked away to the Maldives for a swoon-worthy, first romantic getaway. But, in reality, who’s really going to ...
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5 RV Road Trips to Add to Your Bucket List

Dec 13.2019
The one thing that has been at the top of my bucket list for years is to take a cross-country road trip across the United States. So, when I discovere...
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5 Summer Bucketlist Ideas for Charlotte, North Carolina

5 Summer Bucket List Ideas for Charlotte, North Carolina

May 10.2017
This post is part of the Hotel Planner campaign   “Charlotte’s Got a Lot” is the tagline for Charlotte, North Carolina, and it ...
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45 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Atlanta www.worldofawanderer.com

50+ Free & Cheap Things to Do in Atlanta

Feb 23.2021
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&#821...
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6 Reasons to Fall in Love with Helen, Georgia #LetsGoPlaces

6 Reasons to Fall in Love with Helen, Georgia #LetsGoPlaces

Nov 06.2017
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 ...
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6 Reasons to Visit Disney's Pandora - The World of Avatar

6 Reasons to Visit Disney’s Pandora – The World of Avatar

Jul 09.2017
When I found out that my 3-day conference trip to #BlogHer17 had turned into an all out 7-day mini-vacay, all I wanted to to do was visit the brand sp...
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6 Worldly Ways to Survive the Coronavirus Lockdown

6 Worldly Ways to Survive the Coronavirus Lockdown

Mar 25.2020
Ok, you’ve watched every show and movie on Netflix (even the low-budget cringe-worthy ones), organized your home, read a book, tried 5 minutes o...
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7 Black-Owned Travel Companies You Should Know About

Jul 31.2017
This article was originally posted on Las Morenas de España.   This is the age of the Black Travel Movement. Despite what mainstream media may d...
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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.

Feb 23.2021
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 w...
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9 Must-Try Atlanta Restaurants

Mar 08.2016
No matter how many exotic countries I visit; delectable, international, dishes I devour; or incredible people I meet along the way, there is no place ...
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A Guide to Ljubljana

A Guide to Ljubljana, Slovenia

Mar 01.2017
Two years ago I’d never even heard of Ljubljana (pronounced Lyoo-blee-ahna). It was nowhere on my radar of places to go, but this past holiday s...
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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

Jan 14.2021
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 ...
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A Weekend Guide to Richmond, Virginia

Jun 29.2017
Located on the banks of the James River, Richmond, Virginia, provides a perfect destination to escape the hustle and bustle of the week. This is a cit...
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Adventures in Albuquerque: 5 Fun Things to Do in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Adventures in Albuquerque: 5 Fun Things to Do in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jul 27.2017
Many of you may know about Albuquerque from the hit TV series “Breaking Bad,” or perhaps you’ve simply passed through on the way to ...
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Adventures of 2016

Jan 09.2016
What better way to kick off 2016 than with the launch of my blog and a month long jaunt through Southeast Asia (with a pit stop in Kuala Lumpur)? I re...
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World of a Wanderer AFAR feature: Where to travel in 2022

AFAR Feature: Where to Travel in 2022

Jan 15.2022
After almost two years of being on pause, the world of travel is beginning to resume again, and oh what a wonderful feeling that is! As borders begin ...
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Canal houses in Amsterdam

Amsterdam: Where to Stay, Eat & Explore

Aug 07.2019
I’m finally getting around to posting this neighborhood guide to Amsterdam that has been sitting in my drafts for months. For shame. But, we&#82...
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Best Coffee Shops in Mérida for Digital Nomads

Best Coffee Shops in Mérida Mexico for Digital Nomads

Nov 08.2020
I spend a lot of time in coffee shops. I mean, A LOT! Being a digital nomad, means I spend a lot of time behind the computer. It can be a very isolate...
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Best Festivals & Events in Atlanta: Spring & Summer 2018

Best Festivals & Events in Atlanta: Spring & Summer 2018

May 01.2018
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 ...
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Best Kitesurfing in Mallorca, Spain

Best Kitesurfing in Mallorca, Spain

Jun 17.2017
Until recently, I knew next to nothing about kitesurfing. I knew it looked amazingly fun, seeing people on their boards, catching waves and whirling a...
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Carry On with Bravo TV’s Tour Group Host Brandon Presser

Sep 22.2016
The post below was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on March 4, 2016 by Kelly Soderlund.   As a travel expert, TV host, and...
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Carry-On Essentials for Long-Haul Flights (That You Probably Don't Pack, but Should)

Carry-On Essentials for Long-Haul Flights (That You Probably Don’t Pack, but Should)

Apr 24.2017
We all know the typical things that most people carry-on a flight with them. Neck pillow, some form of entertainment (smartphone, tablet, etc.), eye m...
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Winter in Dubrovnik: Should You Visit?

Dubrovnik in Winter: Should You Visit?

Feb 17.2017
As the saying goes, Dubrovnik is always a good idea. Ok…maybe that’s not THE saying. Maybe it’s just my saying, but nonetheless it s...
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Exploring Atlanta: A 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

Exploring Atlanta: A 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

Sep 04.2017
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 ...
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Exploring Sarajevo: The Ultimate Guide of Things to Do, See & Eat

Exploring Sarajevo: The Ultimate Guide of Things to Do, See, and Eat

Feb 13.2017
Sarajevo, the “Jerusalem of Europe”, where East meets West, and where the coffee is strong enough to put hair on your chest. This underrat...
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Fall Day Trips from Atlanta with Toyota

Fall Day Trip from Atlanta with Toyota

Oct 24.2017
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 ever...
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Air France: An Airline Review www.worldofawanderer.com

Flying with Air France: An Airline Review

Oct 24.2018
I’ve flown many airlines, but my recent trip with Air France, is the first time I’ve felt compelled to actually write about my flight expe...
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Food, Fun, & Facts: Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour with Devour Madrid

Food, Fun, & Facts: Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour with Devour Madrid

May 22.2017
There’s a word to describe the love I have for food, but I’m not sure what it is. I don’t quite consider myself a foodie, because I&...
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Getaway House Atlanta - Everything You Need to Know - World of a Wanderer

Getaway House Atlanta – Everything You Need to Know

Jan 11.2021
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...
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Glamping in Mexico: A Luxury Camping Experience at Hameki

Glamping in Mexico: A Luxury Camping Experience at Hameki

Sep 10.2019
Thrown to the wiles of the wilderness, left to forage for food and salvage whatever modesty you have left after popping a squat behind a tree. Ahh yes...
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How I Paid Only $23 for a 7-Day Trip to Orlando

Jun 12.2017
There is a wide assumption that traveling is expensive. I’m not going to lie, it can be; however, it doesn’t have to be. For me, I’v...
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How I Saved $1800 a Month by Switching to Mexico

Jan 18.2022
We’ve all heard the commercial about how customers saved 15% by switching to Geico, well, I’m going to show you guys how I managed to save...
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Fund your travels with the best money-saving apps

How to Fund Your Travel Fun with These Two Easy Tools

May 25.2019
I am here to debunk the myth that travel is expensive. Can it be? Yes. I’m not going to sit here and sell you the pipe dream that all travel is ...
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How to Pack Wine Safely in Your Luggage

Jun 21.2017
Five years ago (2012), while in Madrid, I bought a bottle of random wine as a gift for my grandmother, back in the U.S. She declared it was the best w...
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How to Ship Luggage Using Send My Bag

Jul 02.2017
I lived in a box-sized room in Madrid, which meant there wasn’t a lot of extra room for things…or so I thought. When I started packing up ...
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Tips & Tidbits: How to Snag a Glitch Fare

How To Snag an Airline Glitch Fare: Tips & Tidbits

Mar 08.2017
Glitch fares. Error fares. Mistake fares. They go by many names, but what are they exactly? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like, glitches a...
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How to Spend a Long Weekend in Brooklyn

Aug 23.2017
Any Brooklynite is likely to tell you that Brooklyn is the best of the boroughs, and a long weekend isn’t nearly enough time to explore all the ...
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I Quit My Job and Moved to Mexico

I Quit My Job & Moved to Mexico

Feb 13.2019
Yep. You read that right. I moved to Mexico. Quit my job on a Friday and was on the first thing smokin’ out of Atlanta that following Tuesday. I...
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I Spent the Day at a Nudist Resort in Mexico - Here's What I Discovered

I Spent the Day at a Nudist Resort in Mexico – Here’s What I Discovered

Mar 17.2020
After being greeted by the security guard, I sauntered into the unassuming building – a building I wouldn’t look twice at in passing. I we...
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I’m a Black Woman Who Feels Safer Living in Mexico than I do the U.S.

May 18.2021
Sensationalized headlines and popular shows like Narcos paint a skewed picture of Mexico—one that casts the idea that the drug-centered drama is a...
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Is 'Better Late Than Never' Best? Moving Abroad After 30: Black woman in a hammock in Bacalar, Mexico

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

Sep 03.2020
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 ...
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Working from home during coronavirus

Love it or Hate it, Working From Home During the Coronavirus is a Thing – Here’s How to Stay Productive

Mar 13.2020
Four years ago, I petitioned my, then, job to allow us to work from home a couple of days a week. I backed my “petition” with facts, figur...
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2017 Must-Have Travel Apps www.worldofawanderer.com

Must-Have Travel Apps for 2017

Jan 12.2017
This post was originally featured on Las Morenas de España. Let’s face it. Apps have become an essential part of our everyday lives. They just ...
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My Love Affair With Spain: Then and Now

My Love Affair With Madrid: Then & Now

Oct 24.2016
Cities and countries are like relationships. Some you connect with instantly. Its energy clutches you in its grasp and you feel as though you could ...
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Picture Keeper: The Easiest Way to Backup Photos on Your Phone While Traveling

Picture Keeper: The Best Way to Backup Photos on Your Phone While Traveling

Jul 26.2017
Can I take you down memory lane for a moment? Remember the pre-digital days when disposable cameras were the bees knees? Ok ok, maybe they weren&#8217...
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Red Phone Booth: The Speakeasy that Should be on Your Atlanta Bucketlist

Red Phone Booth: The Speakeasy that Should be on Your Atlanta Bucketlist

Nov 06.2018
Ask me my favorite era and, without hesitation, I’ll tell you the Roaring 20s; followed by the 70s at a close second – because who doesn&#...
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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

Nov 09.2020
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. Ins...
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Skyroam Solis: The Best WiFi Hotspot Device www.worldofawanderer.com

Skyroam Solis: The Best WiFi Hotspot Device

Oct 30.2018
A couple of weeks ago, a co-worker asked me the one thing I absolutely could not travel without. My immediate response, a mobile WiFi hotspot. A while...
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Small Woman Big Truck: Home for the Holidays with GMC Sierra Denali

Small Woman Big Truck: Home for the Holidays with GMC Sierra Denali

Jan 02.2020
Nothing kicks nostalgia into high gear like the holidays. Spending time with family, friends and bonding over food and fun festivities. Ahhh yes, it i...
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Stocking Stuffers that Travel Lovers Actually Want

Dec 14.2021
If you’re scratching your head trying to figure out what to get your travel-loving loved one, here is a stocking stuffer travel gift guide with gift...
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That one time I was almost attacked in Mexico

Sep 05.2020
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 a...
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That One Time I Went to Abu Dhabi and Dubai: Ramblings & Randomness

Jun 13.2018
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 booke...
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The Best Airbnbs in Atlanta

The Best Airbnbs in Atlanta

Nov 12.2019
Renting an Airbnb is a great alternative to staying in a hotel. They are often times far cheaper and you get the added luxury of having a full kitchen...
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The Best Co-Working Spaces in Mérida, Mexico

The Best Co-Working Spaces in Mérida, Mexico

Nov 13.2020
Arriving to Mérida in January of 2019, co-working spaces were unheard of here. There were essentially none. However, more and more are popping up and...
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The Best Travel Insurance for Long-Term Travelers: SafetyWing vs World Nomads

Nov 25.2019
There may be affiliate links  in this post, meaning I will earn a small commission on any purchases you make, at no additional charge to you. Read my...
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Road Tripping to Myrtle Beach in the Mazda3

The Best Weekend Guide to Myrtle Beach

Jul 27.2018
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....
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The Sh*t No One Tells You About Moving to Merida Mexico

Nov 13.2020
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. &#822...
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The World Can be Scary, Travel it Anyway + Tips to Stay Safe

Aug 24.2019
I want to die empty. Umm…ok Colby, where are you going with this? I want to die empty, meaning when my expiration date is up on this here Earth,...
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Things to Do in Orlando Besides Disney World

Jul 13.2017
Orlando and Disney World are pretty much synonymous. You really can’t mention one without the other. Though I do think visiting the theme parks...
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Travel Gift Ideas (That Travelers Actually Want & Need)

Travel Gift Ideas (That Travelers Actually Want & Need)

Dec 05.2017
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 trav...
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Travel Gift Ideas for Moms, Dads, and Grads

May 02.2016
Moms, Dads, and Grads season is upon us. Still don't know what to get the traveler in your family? No worries, you can save the I Heart MOM mugs, pais...
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Welcome to World of A Wanderer

Jan 09.2016
How Did I End Up Here? …7,283 miles away from home in a country that I’d never even thought twice about visiting, let alone actually living here. ...
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Where to Eat in Atlanta: An Epicurean Adventure with Mitsubishi Outlander

Where to Eat in Atlanta: An Epicurean Adventure with Mitsubishi Outlander

Apr 08.2019
The constant construction work, the hours of idle sitting in seemingly never-ending traffic, pulling up my GPS and seeing it riddled with red…ah...
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Where to Eat in Atlanta: Nikolai's Roof

Where to Eat in Atlanta: Nikolai’s Roof

Aug 02.2018
As the crown sitting atop the magnificent 3o-story tower of Hilton Atlanta, Nikolai’s Roof offers unprecedented views of Atlanta, delectable dis...
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Why Doing Disney as an Adult Rocks!

Jul 28.2017
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. The most magical place on Earth, the place where dreams come true, and Dole Whip is apparently life,...
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Black woman in a yellow dress in front of hacienda in Merida Mexico

Why Now is the Best Time to Travel Solo

Sep 02.2020
There’s a great debate on traveling during COVID, whether you should or shouldn’t, whether it’s “right” or “wrong&...
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Why Phoenix, Arizona Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination

Why Phoenix Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination

Apr 01.2017
If Phoenix isn’t at the top of your list for your trip, it should be! Here are 5 reasons why Phoenix should be your next vacation destination. T...
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Airbnb Discount Code www.worldofawanderer.com

Why You Should Consider Booking an Airbnb Over a Hotel

May 07.2019
I don’t know about you, but when I travel I am looking for the best bang for my buck and to save money whenever and however possible. Let’...
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World of a Wanderer is an Amazon Influencer! Shop These Must-Have Travel Items

Jul 03.2019
Guess who is now an Amazon Influencer! Yep, the Wanderer herself! I have my very own Amazon “storefront” where I list some of my favorite ...
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