The Best You Can Do with 24 Hours in Atlanta

Trying to explore Atlanta in 24 hours might seem like an impossible task. But while Atlanta definitely deserves more than a day, there are a lot of amazing things to do and delicious foods to try even in such a short time frame.  This post is not the ultimate guide to Atlanta and definitely not…

Waiting in Line to Franklin BBQ: Is It Worth It?

 “If one hypothetical Russian lady who loves Texas very much decided she wants to be as Texan as possible, what would she have to do?” I asked my readers and, boy, did they come back to me with some creative answers! From horseback riding to dancing two step to surviving the famous Franklin BBQ line!…

Happiness with a Side of Meatballs

I remember the day I moved to Austin. The 1st of February. The early morning flight from Boston. The snowstorm before taking off, the sunshine upon landing. Renting a car and trying to fit in all the belongings to get to the new home. Stopping on the way to switch Timberlands for Converse, because it’s too damn…

Day Trip from Austin: Lyndon Johnson Ranch in Stonewall, TX

“This is my Ranch and I do as I damn please!” Lyndon B. Johnson “All the world is welcome here” says a sign at the entrance to Lyndon Johnson Ranch. I can’t tell you how refreshing, encouraging and reassuring these simple words sound today, how happy I was to see them in the time of…

How I Spent $17 to Watch 2 hours of Coca-Cola Advertisement

I paid $17 to watch 2 hours of Coca-Cola advertisement, then I went home and, apparently, inspired, made a video and wrote a post about Coca-Cola myself (read: created advertisement) absolutely free of charge. Now that I write it down, it does sound crazy, but visiting World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta was too tempting to…