The Most Common Stereotypes About the Balkans

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The Balkans is a region in Europe that has quite a few stereotypes attached to it. Learn about the most common ones from a local. One of my goals on The Atlas Heart is to break down stereotypes or judgments about places and ideas. Perhaps it could be that destination that everyone warns you not […]

20 Things to Do in Richmond, VA (From a Local)

20 things to do in Richmond VA

The best things to do in Richmond, VA from a local! Find out the best attractions and areas of the city to explore for your upcoming trip, all in one post. We are Samantha and Chris and we run Boozing Abroad! We help connect travelers with local cultures through booze, which is why our mantra […]

The Best Hotels in Cleveland + Neighborhood Guide

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The complete guide on the best hotels in Cleveland, aka The Land. No matter your interests, travel style, or budget, there is a Cleveland neighborhood with the perfect accommodation for you.  Congratulations on your choice to visit the city of Cleveland.  This mid-sized city located in Northeast Ohio has a mixed reputation, and unfortunately ends […]

If You Don’t Like Something in Your Life, Change It

Yearly Wrap Up 2018 - Morocco

I’m writing this post because if I didn’t it would be all too easy to go back on my goals and keep living a life that doesn’t make me completely happy. It’s much easier to keep with the status quo, the hamster wheel I’ve been on for the past six years. If you live a […]

Where to Stay in Dublin: Best Hotels, Neighborhoods & Travel Tips

Where to Stay in Dublin

Where to stay in Dublin! A guide to the best neighborhoods, things to do, and the best accommodation options no matter what your budget is. It’s hard not to be stunned by Dublin. Craggy cliffs, wildflowers, and rolling green hills perfectly set the backdrop for Ireland’s gorgeous capital. Dublin’s rich history and majestic landscapes make […]

46 Things to do in San Francisco at Night (From a Local)

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The best things to do in San Francisco at night, whether you’re looking for nightlife, romantic activities, or family-friendly options. San Francisco is an interesting city at night. Depending on which neighborhood you’re in once the sun sets, you might think of the city as completely dead or a great place to party. San Francisco […]

The Best Time to Visit Greece (And Where to Go By Season)

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The best time to visit Greece depends on what type of trip you’re looking for. In this post, I break down the best time to visit based on weather, price, and things to do! Whether you’re more interested in sightseeing, beaches, island hopping, or local experiences, there’s an optimal season for you. You might think […]

101 Things to Do in Montreal | The Ultimate Bucket List

101 things to do in Montreal | The Atlas Heart

The best things to do in Montreal! These are the places to eat, visit, and local experiences to have around my favorite city in Canada. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Montreal? Is it poutine? Francophone culture? Maybe cold weather? The aspect that I love about Montreal is […]

Where to Stay in Los Angeles: Best Hotels, Neighborhoods & Travel Tips

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Planning a visit to the City of Stars? This quick guide on where to stay in Los Angeles will have you falling in love with Southern California and its endless summer. Movies, music, books, newspapers, and all forms of media paint Los Angeles as the go-to destination where people can turn their dreams into reality. […]

Where to Stay in Seattle: Best Hotels, Neighborhoods & Travel Tips

Where to Stay in Seattle

The ultimate guide to where to stay in Seattle! Learn about the best Seattle neighborhoods to explore, depending on your budget and travel style. One of the largest cities on the West Coast, Seattle is home to a lively arts scene, at least a hundred festivals, and a booming tech industry. You’ll never have to […]