Our Atlanta Get Away

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During the holidays my wife and I decided we wanted a taste of the south so we planned a two week trip to Atlanta, Georgia. We made it a point to try out the eats a different cafe daily but for some reason or another I consistently found myself gravitating to a Cuban restaurant located on Ponce De Leon Avenue called Papis as I was keenly interested in their weekend special which consisted of a fried fish dish accompanied by savory beans and rice as well as the traditional sweet plantains. I tried to go there the next day but unfortunately there was a burst water pipe from a business next door and had caused some severe water damage inside my favorite Atlanta restaurant. While I was there, I spoke to a native Atlantan who happened to be the owner of 24/7 Water Damage Atlanta, the water repair service that was cleaning up my favorite local  eatery. I really must find a spot in D.C that properly serves this delicacy.

While visiting Atlanta, Georgia I did gain a few pounds, who wouldn’t? I was however able to drop what I gained thanks to Arden’s Garden. Arden’s Garden is a juice bar which I am fond of, their shots of wheatgrass, lemon, cranberry juice and ginger, which they call ‘The Grand Slam” is a must have shot choice for me. I have come to learn that only one ounce of wheatgrass contains that same amount of nutritional value as let’s say one and a half pounds of fresh organic vegetables.

After a full night’s rest which we were able to naturally arise from we felt healthy, energetic and happy; ready to explore what this lovely town has to offer. Until the end of our trip the weather was perfect, i didn’t even have to wear a coat.

One down side to Atlanta is that everything is so far apart meaning that without a car you are not getting anywhere but as we went from place to place to explore and visit family and friend we were able to enjoy the wonderful deep southern music Georgia is famous for.

A highlight of this trip was being able to meet some aerial dancers while at a New Year’s house party, it was a blast especially since I tried trapezing myself.

The one cultural thing about Atlanta that did not bode well with me was the level of commercialism although it is great that everything is new yet inexpensive, shopping is in one area and on a first floor. I did however reminisce about the community shops in Washington D.C which have apartments neatly placed above the stores.

Our capital is past with historical location but the glamour and distinctive shopping in Atlanta is one of a kind. It was amazing how little you have to spend on fuel and meals while experiencing the joys and thrills Atlanta, Georgia has to offer.

While there I procured a prayer necklace I was really drawn to known as a Rudraksha Mala, I have since mastered its use for meditation on my future life intentions; although we left the beautiful city of Atlanta I have brought with me to DC all I hold I hold dear about A-Town.

Top Travel Destinations in the United States

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So you’re planning your next vacation to the United States of America. The U.S boasts of diverse attractions and cities, ranging from offbeat small towns to big cities, mountainous regions to beautiful lowlands, beaches to national parks and many others. Whether you’re on a business trip or a vacation travel, the region has a plethora of outstanding destinations to make your trip memorable. Because of its vast nature, many travelers usually misses the opportunity of accessing the most of these destinations. The following is a list of the 5 top travel destinations in the United States.

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Yellow Stone

Yellow Stone attracts more than three million guest local and international guests yearly. It’s actually a paradise to every outdoor enthusiast, thanks to its pristine lakes and dramatic mountain peaks. A visit to the Yellow Stone, Mammoth Hot springs or Old Faithful will spice up your experience at Yellow Stone. Mammoth Hot Springs has volatile geysers that launch steaming water up the sky. Around the hot spring, there are multicolored beautiful pools. The destination boasts of unspoiled natural beauty, with its authentic forests providing accommodation for the permanent occupants like buffaloes, grizzlies, and elk.

Los Angeles

A visit to the United States is not complete without a vacation to Los Angles. Vibrant multicultural neighborhoods qualify Los Angles to feature in the America’s list of the top tourist destination. It is a trend-setting global metropolitan region, boasting of international celebrities. Experience a blend of great history and diverse cultural heritage in the world’s Entertainment Capital. The region boasts of famous beaches such as Santa Monica and Malibu, both have a sunny coastline.

New York City

Also referred to as “Big Apple” among the natives and some travelers, New York City is a favorite destination for both domestic and international travelers. It is ranked America’s most popular city. Experience a vibrant culture in a cool and crowded cosmopolitan with a blend of a small town lifestyle and city splendor. The city has a perfect cultural mix, with plenty of beautiful art collections, different restaurants serving varied cuisines. Gotham’s towering skyscrapers and iconic landmarks offer a great cultural experience. Experience the true urban lifestyle with plenty of cocktail bars, hypermarkets, bakeries and others. Time Square has beautiful flickering neon lights keeps the town lively all the time. Check out Indie boutiques in Brooklyn and East Village.


A visit to Chicago will keep your eyes busy. The destination has several thriving art sceneries and eateries. You’ll keep admiring the Chicago’s public arts and skyscrapers or take a trip to the Millennium Park. From Chicago’s architectural tour, top-notch museums, and various pizza outlets you’ll enjoy your stay at Chicago. The town is transforming into an architectural hub.

Washington, DC

The U.S capital city provides a perfect blend of culture and entertainment, thanks to its interesting neighborhoods and renowned museums. Washington, DC is among the most visited cities in the United States, especially by school groups and families. It is home to the president of the United States of America. Take a trip to the Whitehouse with your family or friends or visit renowned museums and interesting neighborhoods. The city has plenty of free monuments and museums, which attracts both local and international visitors. It offers outstanding accommodation facilities such as world class restaurants, five-star hotels, and iconic clubs.