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Top 5: Coffee Shops in Brooklyn

  • August 23, 2017

This post is sponsored by Hotel Planner. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Atlas Abandoned up and running! When you’re a freelance writer, you tend to spend a lot of time hanging out in coffee shops. Sure, I could just as easily guzzle gallons of coffee from the comfort of my own home, though the definition of comfort ranges wildly, depending on which part of the world I…

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On Loneliness While Traveling

  • August 16, 2017

There is a line from Oh, The Places You’ll Go! that often occurs to me while I’m traveling: (Uplifting, no?) Being alone doesn’t necessarily mean feeling lonely (an important distinction, I think), but for most people, being alone tends to be an uncomfortable experience. We’re so used to being surrounded by family and friends, whether physically or electronically, that being alone can feel strange. It can feel overwhelming at times. When…

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Eating Your Way Through New Orleans

  • August 9, 2017

Have you ever traveled to a new city just to stuff your face with all of its culinary delights? If you haven’t done so, I highly recommend heading to New Orleans and giving it a try. Crescent City is home to many things – the National World War II Museum, Mardi Gras, and parades that seem to pop up out nowhere – but its incredible, indulgent cuisine is perhaps its biggest…

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Top 5: Paris, France

  • August 7, 2017

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young [wo]man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” – Ernest Hemingway While my feelings about Hemingway are mixed (*cough*misogynistic asshole*cough*), the man had a way with words and his prose about Paris sums up my feelings quite well. It seems no matter where I…

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An American Abroad

  • August 4, 2017

So, what was it like to be an American abroad in Asia for two months? The very question itself is fairly narcissistic, and perhaps even characteristic of how people from other countries perceive Americans. But it is a point of interest, especially in today’s tumultuous political climate. You couldn’t step foot into a business with a television without images of our president donning the screen, so this understandably became a…

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Cambodia: Final Thoughts

  • July 28, 2017

My time in Cambodia has come to an end! After a quick trip to Mumbai, I have arrived back in New York. Cambodia intrigued me enough on my first visit in 2014 that I felt compelled to return and see more of the country. And while I didn’t get to see absolutely everything (looking at you, Koh Rong), I did see a lot. I spent most of my time in…


Kampot & Kep

  • July 25, 2017

While Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, and Sihanoukville tend to top the tourist spots in Cambodia, I am rather partial to Kampot. I finally made my way down to the sleepy riverside town just before leaving Cambodia, and I’m so glad that I did. One of my favorite days of my entire adventure in Cambodia was a tuk tuk tour between Kampot and Kep. I was fortunate enough to meet up…

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A Visit to Caversham Wildlife Park

  • July 17, 2017

Think fast: what’s the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Australia? If you’re like me, kangaroos, dingoes, and koalas might have popped up. While Tom very kindly pulled off a number of times during our road trip so that I could get a look at kangaroos in the wild, I was definitely craving a more up-close-and-personal look at Australian wildlife. My two main options were the…


An Afternoon in Leederville

  • July 14, 2017

One of Hayley’s top neighborhood recommendations in Perth was Leederville, which she had suggested would be a good place to grab a coffee, do work, and browse some shops. It was only about a 20-minute walk from their apartment, and while it crossed over some major roads and highways, the stroll was surprisingly pleasant. I really like that people seem to walk a lot in Perth, which is a nice…

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Margaret River: Days Two and Three

  • July 12, 2017

Special thank you to Tom, who provided some of the photos for this post! If we dipped our toes into the Margaret River world of wine the day before, we absolutely swan dived into it on Day 2 – all thanks to Wine for Dudes, a tour company run by a New Zealander named John who’s been living and drinking in Margaret River for over a decade. If you’re looking…