The Harvard Map Collection: Digital Paradise for the Cartographically Obsessed

The Harvard Map Collection has a long history of gathering cartographic and geospatial records from around the world. The collection at Harvard University dates back centuries, allowing researchers access to historic and modern maps as well as geographic data. Harvard also offers an extensive archive of imaged Digital Maps on their website, so you don’t have … More The Harvard Map Collection: Digital Paradise for the Cartographically Obsessed

A Hidden Coffee Shop Haven on the Chattahoochee

The Chattahoochee Coffee Company– a coffee shop right off the Chattahoochee River in North Atlanta- has a backyard that feels like a mix between a secret garden and Middle-Earth. The shop is nestled in the Walton on the Chattahoochee apartment community, which only allows nonresidents access during the week. When I arrived at the gate … More A Hidden Coffee Shop Haven on the Chattahoochee

Colorado: Photo Series

“The mountains are calling and I must go…” -John Muir Yesterday I returned from a week-long trip to Colorado, where I stayed just outside of Denver in the Lakewood community. Lakewood is beautiful and secluded in the foothills with views of the Red Rocks and Dinosaur Ridge. We spent the trip traveling through the Rocky … More Colorado: Photo Series

Lonescapade: Perusing Metro-Atlanta’s Japanese Grocery Store

Always on the hunt for Japanese novelty items around Atlanta, I recently discovered Tomato Japanese Food Grocery, via some internet exploration, just outside of the city. It’s a small mom-and-pop, but with an exciting selection of Japanese food items. Tomato provides some rare treats, like green tea waffle-cone ice-cream sandwiches, red bean mochi, and sushi-ready … More Lonescapade: Perusing Metro-Atlanta’s Japanese Grocery Store

Lonescapade: Peachtree Battle Antiques and Interiors

I had never heard of this little gem before, but randomly passed the antique shop driving down Peachtree Street the other day on my way to Trader Joe’s. I had to do a double take, the old storefront jumped out at me amidst the stretch of modern shopping strips. An antique itself, this building is … More Lonescapade: Peachtree Battle Antiques and Interiors

What is a Lonescapade?

A good question. Besides a word I made up, a lonescapade is freedom and self-reliance. It’s about taking yourself on an adventure and letting your curiosity be your guide. A lonescapade means telling yourself that your inner desires are being heard and attended to. It’s about saying yes to the life you want.

Lonescapade: Discovering Atlanta’s Northside Trail

I moved to a new apartment in Atlanta a few weeks ago, near the Collier Hills neighborhood. For me, moving means exploring and making a new community my own. The Northside Trail, part of the Atlanta BeltLine, is about half a mile from my new digs and it has become part of my walks and runs. The … More Lonescapade: Discovering Atlanta’s Northside Trail