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Athens, I Love You

I love traveling.  It’s a great way to expand horizons and meet new people.  I’ve met lots of people with different ideas, beliefs, and ways of life.  I saw some amazing places this summer, but there is no place like home.  Coming back to Athens was incredible.  Once I set foot back into Athens I immediately knew I was home.

Athens, Georgia is such a special place.  Going into my senior year I really need to take advantage of it because one day in the near future I’m going to be walking across the stage at graduation.

Top 5 Places in Athens:

The Arch – I love the Arch. It connects the historic part of UGA’s campus with Downtown Athens.  The past meets the present right there on Broad St. and I can’t wait to walk under it for the first time on graduation day.

Sanford Stadium – There’s nothing like going to a football game with 92,746 of your closest friends!  Being Between the Hedges on Saturdays in Athens as a part of the Bulldawg Nation has definitely been one of my best experiences in the Classic City.

Miller Learning Center/Tate Plaza – I normally will go out of my way to walk through the MLC and/or Tate Plaza just to see people that I know.  Both are great places to find friends in between classes and I love naps on those big orange chairs outside Jittery Joe’s.

Last Resort Grill – Jhaff’s #1 pick for Best Restaurant in Athens.  Cool atmosphere, great service, and better food! You can’t lose at the Last Resort.

Downtown Athens – The Prince Review ranked UGA the #1 Party School in the nation for one reason, Downtown Athens.  It’s reputation definitely precedes it but it offers so much more than bars.  It has great restaurants and cool eclectic shops.  The music scene is also a big deal in Athens. Home to R.E.M., Widespread Panic, and the B-52s, the Athens music scene has a long history.  More recently John Mayer got his feet off the ground here filming one of his first music videos in the historic Georgia Theatre and Bubba Sparxxx got his break in the Classic City as well.

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JAX!

Any true fan of the Bulldog Nation knows that the annual trip to see the Dawgs play in Jacksonville is a must! With a ‘new breed of bulldog ready to take the field of battle’ the bulldog faithful all rally in Jacksonville for the big game. The fact that the Florida Gators are the #1 team in the nation did not seem to keep any dawg fans at home. There was a strong showing of Red & Black crossing the state line for the big game.
According to the very credible source of Wikipedia: tailgating is “a social event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle.” Normally, I am not able to tailgate because I work with the UGA Football team for home games. So I was excited about getting the opportunity to socialize with other fans prior to kickoff. For this game I was able to take tailgating to a whole new level. Tailgating in parking lots is old news, everyone who’s anyone is now tailgating on yachts!
The actual football game may have had an undesirable outcome for the bulldogs but I did not let that sour my day. Good people, great food, and beautiful scenery on an amazing boat can always help relieve the pain from a loss. It’s better to be a Georgia Bulldog after a loss than to support any other team! Go Dawgs!

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Sophomore-itis?


With the second semester of my sophomore year quickly coming to an end my thoughts are shifting towards summer. To kick off my summer break, I will be taking a week long trip to Trinidad & Tobago! Having thoroughly googled EVERYTHING the beautiful island destination has to offer I am ecstatic about my trip. The culture and the traditions there seem to be very rich and unique and I can not wait to delve into them.

This will be my first official blog and I hope to use it to cover the travels I do in the near future. On a side note, it seems appropriate that Trinidad & Tobago is my first destination because the colors of the flag are red and black and the name of my blog is “Dawg Trekker.” Stay tuned! (and Go Dawgs!)

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