USA – Georgia
This past summer, as I was planning my summertime road trip from Atlanta to Savannah with my cousin Lauren, I asked her for advice as to where we should stay since she’d been to Savannah before. As it turned out, during her previous trip there, she stayed on the outskirts of the city and was just as clueless as I was as to where we could stay in Savannah’s heart that would suit our comfort level and our budget of about $175 per night. After scouring through hotel websites and TripAdvisor reviews, we decided on Planters Inn – a boutique hotel in Savannah’s historic district. More
You’ve been on the move for weeks and have barely had a moment’s rest. You’ve been hiding out in the woods, trying to stay out of sight of the dogs that are fresh on your trail. Posters with a sketch of your face and your description have been circulating to other plantations in the area. Overseers and bounty hunters are on high alert because there’s a steep prize for your capture. So you don’t have time to think about your blistered feet, hungrily-aching stomach, or your foul scent. You’ve left a lifetime of picking cotton, cruel beatings, rapes, and forced separation from your family behind you on that plantation, and you’d rather die than go back. So you know that you have to keep moving if you ever want to make your way to freedom. More
Sunny days – everybody loves them.
Tell me, baby, can you stand the rain?
– New Edition
New Edition, the ’80s/‘90s R&B group posed a great question in their hit song, “Can You Stand the Rain”. While they asked that question in relation to love and the storms that couples learn to weather together, the same question bears asking in connection with traveling. Sure, everybody loves a sunny day of travel when the weather is perfect and there’s not a rain cloud in sight. But what about those rainy travel days? Can you stand them? More
Summertime. It’s the season when the sun radiates in all of its glory, the scent of sunscreen incessantly permeates my pores, and long hours are spent at the beach baking in the heat until I’m the perfect hue of dark, golden brown. Indeed, summertime is synonymous with beach season, and anyone who knows me knows that I’m a sucker for the beach. I love everything about the beach from the soothing sound of the tide to the smell of salt in the air and even the grains of sand that persistently cling to my wet skin. I am a self-professed beach bum, and I wear my badge with pride!
I recently visited family in Atlanta and took a girls getaway with my cousin Lauren to Savannah, a cute city near the Georgia coast full of Southern charm. It was my first time in Savannah, and for that reason alone, I was excited for the trip. Apart from that, I was hesitant to visit Savannah as I’m not a big fan of the South. More
A few springs ago, my family and I traveled to Atlanta to celebrate my cousin’s graduation from her master’s program at Clark Atlanta University. During our short time there, we made a visit to Dr. and Mrs. King’s final resting place on Auburn Avenue at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. More