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Stop 6: D.C.

By : July 28, 2021 Comments Off
Remember when I mentioned in my writeup for Charlotte that this was the squirrely part of the trip? We’re not done yet. I originally planned to spend June in Philadelphia but, as with Atlanta and Charlotte, things changed. In this case, it was because I realized that there were more people that I knew in DC, including one of the main people I wanted to see on this trip. The other was that AirBnB’s were outrageously expensive. By that I mean, it was more expensive than what I budgeted for New York. As a result, I opted for a weekend in Philly before heading to DC (and squeezing in a quick trip home for Father’s Day). I’d only been to Philly once when I was 10 and I remember nothing
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Stop 5: Cut Short in the Queen City

By : July 27, 2021 Comments Off
When I put the plan of my 12 Cities in 12 Months, most people said I was nuts. To a certain degree, I agreed with them. I’m a creature of habit and to throw caution to the wind every 4 weeks seemed like I’d be creating my own personal hell. The funny thing about habits is that you can always develop new ones. After the first three stops, my body had gotten into the rhythm of reorienting itself on the 4th week to a new city. Despite having 3 different accommodations in Atlanta, the same feeling persisted. Atlanta has been the city I’ve stayed in the longest, clocking in at 5 weeks, and let me tell you: it was ready to go. It shocked me that my body developed this
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Stop 4: Atlanta – Peace Up, A-Town Down

By : July 27, 2021 Comments Off
To quote Shakespeare, “Parting is such sweet sorrow.” As much as I loved St. Pete and didn’t want to leave, I remain committed to this journey and uncovering dormant traits and interests, while also discovering new things about myself and the world around me. My stops in Mexico, Austin, and St. Pete were scheduled prior to embarking on this journey and largely removed a lot of my stress surrounding where I’d lay my head each month.  Through no one person’s fault, I didn’t have the same luxury in Atlanta. Plans fell through, travel companions’ dates changed, and I ended up having three different temporary homes in the Peach State. The plus side was that I was able to experience three different neighborhoods and see the city with a fellow digital
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Food Adventures: St. Pete

By : April 18, 2021 Comments Off
Hello! Thank you for checking out my food adventures during my month in Mexico. I've provided some quick notes on each place for your next trip. Enjoy. Must Hits Sip Shop Hooray 2053 Central AveSt. Petersburg, FL 33713 The Saint Speakeasy49 24th St NSt. Petersburg, FL 33713 Wild Child2710 Central AveSt. Petersburg, FL 33712 Casita Taqueria2663 Central AveSt. Petersburg, FL 33713 Bandit Coffee Co.2662 Central AveSt. Petersburg, FL 33712 Cassis St. Pete170 Beach Dr NESt. Petersburg, FL 33701 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House400 Beach Dr NE St. Petersburg, FL 33701 URBAN Brew and BBQ2601 Central AveSt. Petersburg, FL 33713 Stillwaters Tavern224 Beach Dr NESt. Petersburg, FL 33701 Pier Teaki800 2nd Ave NE 5th FloorSt. Petersburg, FL 33701 Baba Restaurant, Bakery & Cafe2701 Central AveSt. Petersburg, FL 33713 Black Crow
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Stop 3: St. Pete, Florida’s Secret Crown Jewel

By : April 16, 2021 Comments Off
You had me at hello. Although I met awesome people and ate great food in Austin, I was ready to leave its car culture and winter freeze behind. From the moment I left the airport, I felt like I had been transported into a different dimension. With the tropical breeze against my skin, I suddenly found myself at ease. The Tampa Bay Area is truly one of Florida’s best-kept secrets. With all of the “Florida man” headlines, swamps and sinkholes, and the Cheeto Supreme situation in South Florida, I can see how easy it is for it to get lost in the chaos. It’s a decently sized blue area in what I consider to be the most “WTF state in America.” The entire region is worth exploring, but St. Petersburg -
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Stop 2: Don’t Mess with Texas

By : March 9, 2021 Comments Off
After a wild ride in Mexico, I was ready to return to the US, faults and all. For those of you that haven’t been following along, I’m on a 12 cities in 12 months tour for 2021 and chronicling my adventures.  My trek back to the good ol’  US of A started at 6 AM as I drove from Playa del Carmen to Cancun. It took me 50 minutes to make a 38 minute drive. I was an embarrassment to myself but I was determined to drive like a snail so I could avoid extortion during my last few hours in Mexico. It’s a good thing I took that approach because less than five minutes on the road, two cars flew by me and the third car was who? La
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