Category: Lonescapades

Lonescapade: My First Solo Trip

A little over two years ago, as I went through a transitional period in my life- getting my first adult job and questioning the things I wanted- I took a trip to Charleston, South Carolina. The place is not hugely significant nor the means of getting there, as Charleston is a mere four hour drive ...

Recycled Metal Sculptures in Las Vegas

Their website advertises crystals, gemstones, fossils and exotic belts under the logo, but Kalifano in Las Vegas offers something even more unique- although, to be honest, they had me at “fossils”. Founded in 1912, Kalifano brings rare and novelty items to Las Vegas shoppers via their stores in The Venetian at the Grand Canal Shoppes ...

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 ...

Lonescapade: Into the foothills of the Rockies

On an overcast day, during my recent trip to Colorado, I took some time to myself and went for a walk into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Lakewood, where we stayed. When I arrived in Denver and asked our host for the week where exactly he lived in the area, he said- “The ...

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 ...

Lonescapade: Cross-country Skiing in Park City

My experience cross-country skiing did not start out as a Lonescapade. I am vacationing with my mom in Park City, Utah this week, who is an experienced downhill skier (compared to me), but we decided to try skiing on flat ground. Park City is completely blanketed in snow this time of year, so I suppose it ...

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 ...

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 ...