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Atlanta BeltLine


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Over the past weekend, I was on vacation to get together with family in Atlanta.  One of my favorite places I visited was the Atlanta BeltLine.  The Atlanta BeltLine is a 22-mile loop that was based on railroad corridors that used to border Atlanta.  It is currently one of the largest and wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs that is currently underway here in the United States.

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I started the path from one of many parking lots nearby.  The Atlanta BeltLine was a long, windy snakelike pathway that visitors could travel through.  While the attraction was established for hiking trails, there are many new and developing residential properties all around.  Some were old while some were rejuvenated for a more modern appearance.  There is so much to discover within this exciting pathway.

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Besides residential units, there was amazing art pieces to discover.  People utilized certain materials (spray paint, wires) to craft their masterpieces for everyone to see.  Colorful graffiti was painted all along the walls, with street artists marking their territory.  It was the perfect kind of outdoor entertainment to enjoy.

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But the entertainment didn’t stop there – restaurants and shops surround the trail as well.  There was even a microbrewery called New Realm Brewery that featured a rooftop bar on the premises.  You can get your craft beer while roaming through this popular attraction.

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One first major stop was the Ponce City Market.  Ponce City Market was a major shopping mall on the BeltLine.  Visitors stop by here for shopping, dining, and even check out artwork from some local artists.  You can even grab a beer, wine, or even a cocktail while browsing through the area.  The Ponce City Market was definitely a major highlight of the Atlanta BeltLine.

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The Atlanta BeltLine was my favorite attraction this past weekend.  I was excited to see what this snakelike path would lead me to, only to be led into an area full of entertainment.  There were many people conducting business near the path (heck, I even met a woman who is writing over hundreds of poems about the BeltLine!).  It was quite a long walk, but definitely worth the cardio activity.

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Anyone heading into Atlanta should definitely check out The Atlanta BeltLine during their visit.  It’s a popular snakelike path that features all sorts of indoor (and outdoor) activities.  You definitely don’t want to miss out on all of the fun happening along the path.

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While I do miss being in Atlanta, I won’t forget the amount of joy I felt walking through The Atlanta BeltLine.  I will definitely be sure to return to this entertainment pathway soon.

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All About That #VanLife


Millennials like me are a unique generation of people to hear about.  We strive for individual expression, push for more equal rights among everyone, binge-watch shows on Netflix, use ride-sharing apps like Lyft to get home, and most of our news we get comes from Buzzfeed.  Many people are perplexed by our behavior, scratching their heads on the dramatic technological changes we’ve created for this new world we live in.  Some ideas have broken ground on a solving a complex problem while others have just created a new fad for people dive into.  One unique fad that has taken storm lately is the van life movement.

Van Life, known as #VanLife on social media, is a movement where young adults are redesigning their vans to create their new homes.  More young adults are transforming their vans into a mobile home rather than saving up for a larger house.  The main objective is to create their mobile home they can travel around with to save money on expenses like mortgages, bills, repairs, and other unfortunate costs.  Once their mobile home is complete, the only expenses they deal with are food and gas for the car.

It’s like something out of On the Road where young adults have been cruising around in their new home for a year or so now.  People showcase their vans through Instagram or Twitter with other fans of this movement.  Cross-country trips are nothing new, but the #vanlife movement has taken the adventure to new heights.  Now you won’t have to go back home after your adventures because you already live in it!

This is a fascinating concept that I have heard about a few times.  I read On the Road by Jack Kerouac a month ago and the novel inspired me to take a cross-country trip of my own.  Just the thought of getting into a car and driving all across the country would be the most amazing experience ever.  While I don’t have a van around, I have had thoughts of just taking my things into my Toyota Camry and starting my own adventure.

Millennials didn’t conjure up this idea of cross-country traveling, but they certainly elevated the idea in the digital world.  We utilized social media to revolutionize how we watch TV or how to purchase products online and at the store.  Van life is just another example of millennials transforming the On the Road experience into a greater cause.  With the summer still in full swing, now is a great time to hop into a vehicle for a cross-country adventure with your friends or family.