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If you enjoy travelling and learning about other people's experiences, then you've come to the right spot! If you don't enjoy these things, go ahead and check it out anyway. You might be surprised you like what you find 🙂

This blog focuses on travelling, and all the different aspects of travel. You'll read about adventures abroad, journeys through different cities, explorations of various countries, and discoveries of finding how great travelling is. Not only will you find how deep the passion for travelling runs, you may also find inspiration to help you on your next adventure!

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5 Tips for a Great Music Midtown

Every September, in Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia, you can find a large gathering of people enjoying music of all genres. People of all ages, all colors, and all walks of life come together to celebrate the joy of music. The two-day festival takes place on a Saturday and Sunday, starting on noon both days and finishing a little earlier on Sunday [around 10:00PM] than on Saturday [around 11:00PM]. Check out my 5 tips for a great Music Midtown experience! Continue reading “5 Tips for a Great Music Midtown”

Weekend Getaway in Savannah

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you all had a fun and safe weekend, and you’re ready to conquer this new week. I took a pretty long hiatus from the blog as so many changes were going on in my life, and I needed to be able to keep up. Hopefully I’ll be back more consistently from now on 🙂 These next few weeks I’m going to reminisce on some of my past travels I haven’t written about yet. One of my most recent trips was a weekend gateway to Savannah, Georgia!  Continue reading “Weekend Getaway in Savannah”

Feature Friday: Meet Sweet Potato Cafe

When you think of a farm-to-table restaurant, what comes to mind? For me, I think of fresh, healthy foods. And for some reason, I always think of chickens running around in the back! Farm-to-table restaurants make me happy because I know I’m getting a meal filled with nutritious ingredients and I know I’ll be able to taste difference, as well as feel the difference after eating the meal. 

Welcome to Sweet Potato Cafe
Welcome to Sweet Potato Cafe

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I had the pleasure of visiting the Sweet Potato Cafe in Stone Mountain, Georgia for both lunch and Sunday brunch. Both times were delicious! Although they don’t have chickens roaming their backyard, this cafe is truly a farm-to-table restaurant. They grow their vegetables on the property – right next to the cafe. They also have a lot in the community garden where they source some of their food. For the meat, they get theirs from a Georgia meat person. How cool is that? Everything they use is sourced from Georgia growers! 

Fried Green Tomatoes with Bean Relish - Sweet Potato Cafe
Fried Green Tomatoes with Bean Relish

The first time I visited this establishment, I went for lunch. Upon entering the building, we were greeted and seated at a table. The waiter informed us the cafe was known for their fried green tomatoes, so of course we placed an order for our table. Truly recommend getting this dish when you visit! These fried green tomatoes come with a scrumptious bean relish on top, and seriously, you will eat every bite – at least we did!

Black Bean Burger with Sweet Potato Fries [No Additional Cost for the Fries] - Sweet Potato Cafe
Black Bean Burger with Sweet Potato Fries [No Additional Cost for the Fries]
I ordered my first black bean burger ever, and it was seriously so good! And of course I had to get the sweet potato fries [although you have the option to get regular fries – but whyyyy would you do that at Sweet Potato Cafe?!] While we were eating lunch, Chef Karen actually walked past us and out of the restaurant. We were curious as to where she was going, but we didn’t have to wait too long to find out. Soon after, she walked back in carrying carrots and herbs from the garden to prepare meals. It was such a unique and cool experience to actually see the garden being utilized for the dishes being put on the tables.

Chef Karen Pulling from the Garden - Sweet Potato Cafe
Chef Karen Pulling from the Garden

Brunch was simply amazing as well. Come hungry as Sunday brunch is all you can eat! Sweet potato pancakes, quiche, roasted potatoes, eggs, sweet potato biscuits, cabbage, creamed spinach, bacon, and my favorite – the meatloaf! My goodness. That meatloaf was life changing! They also had a jerk chicken, but I didn’t have any as I don’t like spicy food. But my mom said it was delicious!

Sweet Potato Pancakes and Eggs - Sweet Potato Cafe
Sweet Potato Pancakes and Eggs
Happy Mama Enjoying her Brunch - Sweet Potato Cafe
Happy Mama Enjoying Her Brunch

Obviously, I had a great time at Sweet Potato Cafe and I know I will definitely be back soon! I highly recommend stopping by  the Sweet Potao Cafe the next time you’re in the Stone Mountain area. Not only are the people and the environment welcoming, the food is delicious and fresh. You won’t be disappointed with the atmosphere or the food. I’d love to hear about your experience when you go, and don’t forget to let them know Larissa sent you!

Owners of Sweet Potato Cafe, Darryl & Karen
Owners of Sweet Potato Cafe, Darryl & Karen

Feature Friday: Easter Around the World

Happy Easter Weekend everyone! As spring temperatures finally start approaching [at least in the Northern hemisphere], we can start basking in the sunlight, appreciating the beautiful blooming flowers, and pulling out our clothes for warm weather. This Feature Friday, I wanted to highlight what Easter around the world looks like for different people. I reached out to the blogging community to see who would be interested in sharing, and a big thank you to all the bloggers who took the time to write about their personal Easter traditions, or a special Easter celebration they experienced! Continue reading “Feature Friday: Easter Around the World”

Feature Friday: Meet Kay H.

Welcome back to Feature Friday! Today we have the pleasure of meeting Kay from The Awkward Traveller – two words I can definitely relate to! Kay is sharing with us stories from some of her trips, as well as pictures of her adventures. You’ll surely be able to get a grasp of her personality through this interview, and you might even find yourself laughing out loud!  Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Kay H.”

Feature Friday: Meet Isadora K.

Happy Friday! This week our featured guest is Isadora from World by Isa. She’s sharing with us of her recent travel trips – what she learned, some of her favorite memories, as well as advice for future travellers. Continue reading to find out where she went, and what she has to say! Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Isadora K.”

Feature Friday: Meet Jasmine C.

Happy Friday everyone! I hope your week has been fabulous, and your weekend will be just as great, if not even greater! This week we have the pleasure of meeting Jasmine, a fellow travel blogger from My Suitcase Journeys. Jasmine has a deep love for travel, as I’m sure you could have already guessed, and she’s sharing various aspects of her many adventures!  Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Jasmine C.”

Feature Friday: Meet Roneth P.

Happy Feature Friday everyone! Today we have the honor of getting to know a little about Roneth. Roneth was born and raised in Tandag City, and from a young age, her love for travel blossomed. She embarked on many family travels, and she learned from her parents that travel did not necessarily equate to expensive. Her passion for travel has only continued to grow with each passing year, due to her experiences. Today, Roneth is mostly sharing about a recent trip to Vietnam. Come find out what she thought, her challenges, and her advice to others who might be visiting the country! Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Roneth P.”

Feature Friday: Meet Michelle

Welcome back to Feature Friday! This week we have the honor of meeting Michelle from That Texas Couple. Michelle has a travel blog with her husband, and the duo work together to share beautiful pictures, useful advice, and great tips to encourage others to travel the world as well. Continue reading to find out more about Michelle’s adventures, what she regrets, and advice she has for fellow travel bloggers! Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Michelle”

Feature Friday: Meet Addie D.

Happy Friday one and all! I hope you all had a wonderful week, and are ready to kick off the start of the weekend with Feature Friday! This week we have the pleasure of getting to meet a fellow travel blogger, Addie. She is the personality behind Traveling Mrs. There, she shares her adventures, as well as useful tips and advice for others who may be visiting the same locations. Today, Addie is sharing with us about a trip she took to Newport, Rhode Island! Check out what she has to say, and to see her incredible pictures! Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Addie D.”