Colleen Ann McNally

Atlanta + Nashville Editor, WhereTraveler.com

I have a lot to learn. Started in the South.

Gallup StrengthsQuest Top 5: Input, Creativity, Futuristic, Maximizer and Positivity

Education: Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, August 2010 - December 2013
Bachelor of Science, Journalism, University Honors Program Scholar

United States

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5 of Atlanta's Best Patios, According to Local Bloggers

Al fresco dining is about more than satisfying an appetite; it’s also a feast for the eyes. Three local bloggers share their go-to places to stay awhile. Of course, the...

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4 of Atlanta's Favorite Free, Outdoor Yoga Classes

With daylight savings time and warm weather in our favor, gathering the motivation to head inside to a gym or studio to sweat gets more difficult. Instead, take advantage of the...

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Is Four Season Atlanta's Pastry Chef the 'Best Baker in America?'

If you’ve been tuning into Food Network’s second season of “Best Baker in America,” you’ve seen Lasheeda Perry. It’s hard to miss her...

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5 Iconic Atlanta Wedding Destinations, According to Top Local Photographers

Amid many charming wedding venues, we asked top local photographers for their picks on the most poetic places to tie the knot. Better yet, most of these destinations are open to...

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Experience America's First Adults-Only Virtual Reality Bar in Atlanta

Ever wondered what it might feel like to be on top of a skyscraper, or walk on a plank off the top of a skyscraper? At Revery VR Bar, you can wear a headset and play a game that...

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Anthony DeCurtis Is Taking the Stage in Atlanta

Author, professor and music critic, Anthony DeCurtis, started contributing to Rolling Stone while living in Atlanta nearly 40 years ago. This month, he returns for a different...

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'Something Borrowed' Emily Giffin Shares Her Favorite Spots in Atlanta

Emily Giffin’s books have been translated into 31 languages, with more than 11 million copies sold worldwide-and counting. Before the Buckhead-based, bestselling...

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How King of Pops Became King of Frozen Treats in Atlanta

On a summer day in Atlanta, from busy city street corners to the shady pathways of Piedmont Park, at a Braves game or a local farmers market, you can’t go too far without...

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Make Some Noise for Shaky Knees 2018 in Atlanta

Calling all music lovers! Back for its sixth year, Shaky Knees Music Festival returns to Central Park on May 4-6 and draws together local and out-of-state fans alike.

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Easy Ways to Explore Atlanta by Bike

Want to borrow a bike? You won’t need to search far. From a touring service to rental shops and bike shares to adaptive bikes and even a cool cafe, these spots have you...

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Fuel for the Jet-Set: Dining at the Atlanta Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport may be the world's busiest, but that doesn't mean a meal there must be restricted to fast food. Consider your boarding pass your...

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The State of Beer in Georgia, According to Wild Heaven's Nick Purdy

On Sept. 1, Senate Bill 85 goes into effect, marking a huge shift in laws for breweries and distilleries in the state of Georgia.

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How to Talk like a Local in Atlanta

Reference these 29 terms while navigating the city and you'll sound like you've lived here for years. 1. ITP“Inside the Perimeter.” Geographically, this...

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First Look: Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta

The new Cobb County hotel opened earlier this month, and is an exhibition of Atlanta Braves art and history designed to excite locals fans and global travelers alike.The...

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6 New and Noteworthy Hotels in and Around Atlanta

The trend is clear: many travelers today crave a sense of place, eager to immerse themselves into the local culture of their destination. Luckily for Atlanta visitors and locals...

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Meet Ryan Hersh, Atlanta's Head Pedal Pusher

Atlanta is infamous for its traffic-"Baby Driver,"anyone?-but Edison Electric Bike Co. has a bright idea on how to change that. Creator Ryan Hersh is blazing the trail, and he...

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The Gospel, According to Atlanta Biscuits

The buzzy arrival of Alabama-based Holler & Dash Biscuit House to the Westside’s Howell Mill Road makes one wonder: can Atlanta have too many breakfast spots serving...

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The National Park Hidden in Atlanta's Backyard

Less than a mile from the traffic and commotion of Georgia State Route 400, there is stillness and serenity on a Tuesday morning.

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The Sweet Story of Atlanta's Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate

Meet Matt Weyandt and Elaine Read. Their boy-meets-girl story is a sweet one, with all the ingredients of a good romantic comedy. But their tale is true, and instead, is...

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Why You Don't Want to Miss the 2018 Atlanta Science Festival

Founded by Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Atlanta Science Festival is now in its fifth year and is making a big bang with...