Caroline in the City



Packing for 3 Months in Asia

Packing for 3 Months in Asia

This trip has been two years in the making, so of course I’ve gone over what to pack about a million times in my head during that time. I knew I wanted to get as close to going carry on only as possible, although it’s hard to manage when you’re flying long-haul carriers and regional budget carriers, as they all have different measurements. Plus there’s the whole metric vs. Imperial issue. Then…

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Lessons from a Half Marathon Virgin

Lessons from a Half Marathon Virgin

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I’m the first to admit that I’m not a runner. I don’t even really like exercise, but I do my best to keep myself in shape. So when I got the idea to do a half marathon a few years ago, it seemed like something distant and in the future. But my friends finally talked me into following through with my goals this year. There’s something to be said about having friends who will hold you accountable.

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Yeah, that happened. In under 3 hours. #Moldiv #firsthalf #halfmarathon  (at 2014 Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon)

Yeah, that happened. In under 3 hours. #Moldiv #firsthalf #halfmarathon (at 2014 Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon)






Five Years of Caroline in the City

Five Years of Caroline in the City

5 Years

Five years. 60 months. 1,825 days.This is the time that has passed since I sat at my desk in my Charleston apartment and typed out my first post on my recently created Blogger site. Looking back on those posts, I feel so silly, as they’re nothing more than photos and typed journal entries from trips I took. But then it developed into a way to share my love for my city. And when my time there…

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The Night I Got Engaged in Izmir

The Night I Got Engaged in Izmir

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My Turkish Fiance

I’d been traveling overland around Turkey for over a week and was constantly surprised at how much I was enjoying myself. I’d gotten to know my fellow travelers and we seemed to be getting along. As we drove further and further away from Istanbul, I was falling more and more in love with the country.

We’d had a few crazy nights at Atilla’s Getawayin Selçuk, but were ready for a…

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Interview with Student Travel Expert Andy Steves

Interview with Student Travel Expert Andy Steves

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Andy Steves (Credit: WSA)

In 2012, I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my travel idols, Rick Steves. Today I’m pleased to interview his son, Andy Steves, who has become a travel expert in his own right with his company Weekend Student Adventures. He organizes tours for study abroad students and travelers in Europe.

What made you want to start Weekend Student Adventures? Growing up traveling…

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Fortune cookie wisdom. #damnright

Fortune cookie wisdom. #damnright






A fried chicken biscuit from Home Grown was a must before an 11 mile run on the Beltline. #atleats #weloveatl #thisismysouth  (at Home Grown)

A fried chicken biscuit from Home Grown was a must before an 11 mile run on the Beltline. #atleats #weloveatl #thisismysouth (at Home Grown)






Finally taking my #atlantabrewscruise I won ages ago. Starting right at @sweetwaterbrew. Great tours for locals and visitors. #thisismysouth  (at SweetWater Brewing Company)

Finally taking my #atlantabrewscruise I won ages ago. Starting right at @sweetwaterbrew. Great tours for locals and visitors. #thisismysouth (at SweetWater Brewing Company)






Morning spent pouring for Founders at Secret Stash Bash with @elizabethlevy87, now time to drink. #beer  (at Secret Stash Bash ‘14)

Morning spent pouring for Founders at Secret Stash Bash with @elizabethlevy87, now time to drink. #beer (at Secret Stash Bash ‘14)