Summer in Savannah (and bonus Oatland Island)

A few weeks ago I posted photos from Tybee Island—the first half of our trip. Saturday evening and Sunday morning were spent in Savannah and at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center. We made the quick drive from Tybee to Savannah around Happy Hour. Since Savannah allows open containers, our plan was to pick up cocktails-to-go…

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Travel Inspiration: Tybee Island in Photos

David and I just got back from a weekend on Tybee Island, right off the Georgia coast by Savannah. It’s only a few hours drive from Atlanta (wellllll, if traffic loves you that day). We’d been out that way before for St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah and a long weekend in Hilton Head, S.C., but…

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Travel Inspiration: The King Center in Photos

This past weekend in Atlanta we finally made it to the King Center (formally: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change). Living in the South has been such an eye-opening experience for me. Atlanta is very progressive for the cities down here, but along the roads from one city to the next, you can…

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St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah, GA

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Atlanta is cold and rainy today, but last year I was lucky enough to be in Savannah, GA to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It’s an unlikely hotspot for the Irish holiday, with one of the largest (rumor has, second-largest!) parades in the country. The crowds and the energy were similar to…

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Château Élan: A Charming GA Getaway

I’m embarrassed to say that despite being from Northern California, I haven’t actually been to Napa, and have only been to Sonoma once. By no means am I any sort of connoisseur of wines or vintages—but I do enjoy tastings, tours, and the general atmosphere of each individual winery. Georgia’s Château Élan was no exception. Here’s…

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Travel Inspiration: (Georgia’s) Oktoberfest in Photos

Last Sunday we drove up to Helen, GA, for an impromptu day trip/beer extravaganza. Helen, you see, is an adorable little village that looks like it was plucked out of Bavaria and nestled into Appalachia. Random? Absolutely. Disneyfied? Quite possibly. But it’s home to one of the longest running Oktoberfest festivals in to country, so…

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North Georgia in Photos

This past weekend we headed up to the North Georgia mountains to do some apple picking. It felt a little early for this sort of autumnal activity (the weather in Atlanta was a cheerful 70 degrees), and by and large the leaves hadn’t turned yet. But the apples were ripe and the air was clean,…

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