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Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner

Melissa is a writer based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Glamour, and Teen Vogue, among others. She's currently at work on a forthcoming novel.

The Best Solo Outdoors Trips to Take This Summer

From cycling through the Redwoods to surfing in Montauk.

High Museum of Art

A high point (pun very much intended) of classic and contemporary art in the Southeast.

Kimball House

Managing to do Southern decadence in an understated way.

America's Lesbian Bars Are Dwindling—This Project Wants to Change That

The Lesbian Bar Project is on a mission to keep the few American lesbian bars afloat through the pandemic.

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Close to Atlanta but feels so much farther away. 

Atlanta History Center

Architecture, art, and history.

It Took Visiting the Wildest of Places to Overcome My Fear of the Outdoors

Alaska's Denali National Park is surprisingly set up for the outdoor-averse. 

My Queer Experience at a Resort Designed for Straight Couples

Most couples resorts are designed specifically for a man and a woman.

St. Stephen's Green

This exquisitely manicured park in Dublin City Centre dates back to a time when open space were at a premium.

Why St. Louis Needs to Be Your Next Weekend Getaway

A burgeoning food scene and friendly locals are attracting a growing number of tourists to the Gateway to the West.

Pat Liddy's Walking Tours of Dublin: Docklands - The New Old Dublin

By revealing overlooked parts of Dublin, this tour illustrates how the city's history and present weave together.

George’s Street Arcade

Ireland's oldest market has been around since the 19th century, yet it offers all you'd want from a modern-day flea market.

The Irish Dance Party

If observing Irish culture from afar isn't doing enough, this show—really, a giant party—will have you on your feet.

The George

You're never more than a few feet from a rainbow flag or some loose sequins—debris from the night before.

Temple Bar Book Market

At this outdoor weekend market, book vendors sell new and used novels, art books, rare biographies, and other literary treasures.

Grafton Street

One of Dublin's two main pedestrian shopping areas, Grafton Street is a car-free area paved with charming bricks.

Irish Whiskey Museum

This whiskey-themed museum is comprised of a whiskey bar, historic exhibits, a tasting room, and a souvenir shop.