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Top Places Any *REAL* The Walking Dead Fan Should Visit (Miles Away)

Every scene of this long-running blockbuster series has been shot in Georgia with much of it done in Atlanta or within an hour’s drive south of town. Many TWD locations are accessible to the public and easy to reach by car. Continue reading

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Best Bars of 2015 (Excluding London)

Hey globetrotters, who’s up for a drink? If you ever happen to find yourself thirsty in Barcelona, Rome, Atlanta, Bath or even tiny Hillsborough, North Carolina here’s where to go for the best flow of drinks mixed with camaraderie. Continue reading

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Best BBQ of 2015

To kick off my Best of 2015 series of yearend posts, I’d like to start with a roundup of the 25 best BBQ restaurants visited during my BBQ Bound road trip through the American South in October. Continue reading

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#BBQbound: South in the Mouth Success!

My BBQ Bound miniseries chronicling my three-week quest for the best BBQ in the American South has now come to a burnt end. Ready for the recap? Continue reading

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#BBQbound: Atlanta

Hotlanta was a great city to wind down my BBQ Bound adventure. The hickory smoked meats coming out of Atlanta’s smokehouses I visited ranked right up there with any I’d had along the way, and were cooked to perfection with equal parts hillbilly grit and city slicker sophistication Continue reading

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#BBQbound: Athens, Georgia

Before I start my rave about how amazing Athens, Georgia is, please allow for full disclosure. I lived there most of the 90s (making the town second only to London for number of years lived in one place as an adult), I studied as an undergrad there at the University of Georgia, and I enjoyed the hell out of keeping this small open-minded oasis as an off-and-on base during my 20s. For nightlife, art, live music, food and fun, I’m pleased to report that a couple of decades later, the town still excels at showing folks a good time. And one up on when I used to live there, Athens has even better BBQ than it had back in my day. Continue reading

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#BBQbound: Macon, Georgia

For not such a big town, Macon, Georgia has produced a preponderance of world famous musicians: among them the Allman Brothers, Little Richard, and one of the greatest of them all, Otis Redding. Something in the water? Nah,it’s in the BBQ. Continue reading

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#BBQbound: St Simons Island

Locals and vacationers alike know the best bites on St Simons Island are cooked in the kitchens and smoked in the pits at Southern Soul. You’re more than welcome to add my nod of approval to the consensus. Continue reading

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#BBQbound: Savannah

From Charleston, I skirted my way along the South Carolina coast until I made it to my home state of Georgia for a few days more of BBQ and kindly hospitality before heading back to London. First stop in Georgia was picturesque and gracious Savannah, where a too-short but so-good lunch set a delectable tone and kept the bar raised high for an especially for delicious finale of my trip. Continue reading

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Visit Georgia’s Golden Isles (OneTravel)

Spanning the 100-mile stretch between Charleston, South Carolina and Jacksonville, Florida is the Georgia coastline. Clustered around the historic port city of Brunswick are the Golden Isles, a group of four barrier islands including St Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll … Continue reading

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Dixie Detours: Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler!

Happy Mardi Gras! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my Dixie Detours miniseries featuring the highlights from my recent trip to Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida along with suggestions for planning your own sojourn to the Deep South. Continue reading

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Dixie Detours: Chattanooga, Choo Choo City

Chattanooga is my old teenage stomping ground. Since I’ve moved away, every year or two when I’ve managed to make it back for a visit (usually around Christmastime), the area always seemed to have gotten better than I remembered it being. Same holds true this time round. Continue reading

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Dixie Detours: When in Rome … Georgia

The wedding of my old friend Jack and his lovely fiancée Beth was the main reason prompting my and Kemey’s visit back home and a big factor behind the design of our Dixie Detours itinerary. The wedding was held in Rome, Georgia where Jack had attended university. Yes, that’s right. I went to Athens one day and Rome the next – all without leaving the great state of Georgia! Continue reading

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Dixie Detours: Athens, Georgia

First stop on my Dixie Detours road trip was the quintessential college town of Athens, Georgia – the city which I had called home for most of the 90s during a rather scenic, circuitous and often hazy experience as an undergrad anthropology major at the University of Georgia. Much of the reason for my meandering approach to higher education and indeed life in general during my 20s was due to spending loads of time mingling with the musical set of this amazing little city famed for hosting more than its fair share of influential musicians and bands (REM, B52s, Vic Chestnut, Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montreal, etc ad nauseam). Continue reading

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Dixie Detours: Howdy Y’all

Hey everybody. Let me begin this post with an apology for the scant and at times fairly lame content I’ve been publishing over the past couple of weeks. I have been “away from my desk” and rambling round the Deep South of the United States on a Dixie Detours road trip. Continue reading

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Atlanta: Strip City (Vice)

Until last year, twerking was the preserve of strip clubs and south London dancehall nights. Now, it’s a word that your great-aunt has probably said out loud, thanks to Miley Cyrus dry-humping that old man’s leg at the VMAs and … Continue reading

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Hot Concerts This August in Atlanta (CheapOair)

They don’t call it Hotlanta for nothing! And with a host of hit makers coming to the Georgia capital this August, the city is set to get even hotter. Continue reading

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Meet Mighty Mo and More at Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre (OneTravel)

Historic and cherished … and still packing ’em in, the “fabulous” Fox Theatre in Atlanta is a landmark of the Georgia capital and one of the state’s premiere venues for the best in cinema and live entertainment. Continue reading

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Get the Atlanta CityPass and Save (CheapOair)

How best to go about and make sure you’re spending your money wisely? A smart way to save while checking out some of Atlanta’s most visited attractions is to get the CityPass. Continue reading

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Four Great Atlanta Day Trips (CheapOair)

Without doubt, Atlanta is a fantastic destination in its own right. It’s also an excellent base for exploring some of the best sights around the great state of Georgia. Continue reading

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High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction: March 20 – 23 (CheapOair)

Netting almost $2 million in 2012, the Wine Auction is Atlanta’s top charity fundraising event, the fifth largest charity wine auction in America and the number one charity wine auction to benefit the arts in the world. To date, the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction has generated more than $20 million during the past two decades. Continue reading

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Good Stuff

It’s almost February. We’re well into 2012, and I’m just now getting around to post about things from before and around Christmas. Geez. If you had even half as much fun as I had the final few weeks of last … Continue reading

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This American Life: Georgia Rambler

“I was seeking good stories from ordinary folks.” I’m a big fan of NPR radio show, This American Life, and their most recent episode, Georgia Rambler, is an excellent example of why you should make sure to “tune in” regularly. … Continue reading

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Christmas in Dixie

Yee haw. My December flight to Atlanta is booked (click here to read me moaning about the ever too early onslaught of festive season planning). Hopefully the trip will be the first of at least a few more holidays in … Continue reading

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Geez! Time for Christmas Planning Already?

I’ve gotta get my act together and figure out my holidays to America for the next year or so. I’ve been going on and on about New York and San Francisco – a little about Canada too – but what I’ve … Continue reading

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