MELISSA LONG

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When I was young, I used to go to sleep at night with a globe that lit up,” says Melissa Long of her early fascination with other parts of the world. Since then, the Brookhaven resident, whom you may recognize from her 11Alive news broadcasts, has traveled to many of those distant lands, thanks to her prior work covering politics for CNN and as an […]

SHIP TIPS

Two Buckhead frequent travelers weigh in on the most cost-effective ways to get your vacation purchases home safely.

IMG_0090Melissa Gallant, travel advisor at Smart-Flyer in Buckhead, splits her time living in Atlanta and Zurich, Switzerland, and travels at least every other weekend. Here’s her advice on sending your buys home:

Best way to ship items home: Having the vendor ship my purchases is always my preferred method. […]

RANDY KEIM

As a marketing lead for a biopharmaceutical company, Randy Keim, 36, travels a minimum of two days a week.

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But the Buckhead resident often extends his business trips so he can do some exploring on his own. “I figure until I get married or have someone to come home to, I might as well take advantage of already being out there,” Keim says. His firm’s travel […]

THE INSIDE SCOOP FROM A PRO TRAVEL ADVISOR

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If there’s anyone who knows where and how Atlantans travel, it’s Kristen Korey Pike, the founder and CEO of KK Travels Worldwide, a luxury travel advisory firm. From its offices in One Buckhead Plaza, Pike, who herself has visited more than 45 countries, works with a broad spectrum of vacation- and business-going clients, a task that in 2015 earned her a place on […]

KELLY AND KENNY KEITH

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Six months ago, Kelly and Kenny Keith opened Bon Glaze, a gourmet doughnut shop in Brookhaven that’s received rave reviews for its creative, made from scratch concoctions such as the Bacon Butterscotch and Orange Fanta with Pastry Crème. With a second location set to open in Buckhead in mid-June, the couple doesn’t have much time for travel at the moment, but it was the constant […]

RULES FOR THE JET SET

How to pack simply for your next trip!

This yellow and white ensemble is an example of Nina McLemore's travel-friendly fashions.

This yellow and white ensemble is an example of Nina McLemore’s travel-friendly fashions.

Summer fuels a certain wanderlust in us all, and as sure as Hartsfield-Jackson will be a-buzz these next few months, you’re likely packing a bag to head off, too. According to […]

GLOBETROTTING HOTELIERS

Ever wonder where those in the travel biz go for a little R&R, or what go-tos will always be tucked in their carry-ons? Read on to find out how three local hoteliers hit the road.

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Bhoopathy, who calls Brookhaven home, typically travels about three to four times a month. His hospitality roots go back to an education […]

STEVE FRANKLIN

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Though now “semi-retired,” Steve Franklin still gets around. The former associate dean at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, Franklin, who lives in Brookhaven, not only travels for fun with his wife, Elaine, but also in his role as chairman of the governing board for The American University in Dubai, a member of the board of regents at Oxford University’s Harris Manchester College, and as a […]

PINT-SIZED TRAVELER

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When I was a kid, my sister and I thought traveling in a motor home to places like Disney World was glamorous— especially when all we could think of was getting the autographs of Goofy and Pluto. Well, things have changed, and today my sister, Lisa Gleim-Jonas, and her husband, Bill Jonas, travel all over the world with my 10-year-old niece, Libby. And while they […]

REVA AND HANK EZELL

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“We have crammed in as much adventure as possible since I retired,” says Hank Ezell, 72, of he and his wife, Reva, 79. Hank, a former financial editor at the Atlanta Journal- Constitution, and his wife, who was the director of radio at WABE, may have retired from their jobs (she 20 years ago, he 10 years ago), but they clearly haven’t retired from traveling. […]