This past weekend, I hit the road and headed over to Athens, Georgia. It’s roughly an hour and half south of Greenville, so it’s a perfect little town for a weekend trip that’s not too far from Asheville… and around five hours from Nashville. I stayed at a cozy AirBnB right outside of downtown Athens, and was incredibly happy with my first AirBnB experience. Yay!
My AirBnB host described Athens as “a younger Asheville.” Make sense. It’s an adorable downtown area right on the edge of The University of Georgia. I spent Sunday morning in a bagel shop surrounded by students in their favorite t-shirts. (It’s a happy southern memory that I had forgotten about.) Can we all just wear thick cotton t-shirts and shorts?
As with most travels, I grabbed my d700 + my 50mm. One camera + one lens forces a new perspective & inspires creativity. City Hall was my absolute favorite to photograph. It’s become an obsession lately photographing historical city halls along with driving through rural towns to get there. Spring was in full swing and I was happy to explore early in the morning before the crowds and humidity arrived.
For those that travel for weddings, I would highly recommend broadening your search to 1-1.5 hours away from the wedding venue. It’s a great way to see new areas without staying at the same hotels every time. Go explore, y’all!*
*Y’all? The south is getting to me. :)