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Welcome, and thank you for stopping by my virtual home! You are more than a visitor here; stay a while and take a look around! I talk about my connection to places, in hopes that it might push me out of my own comfort zone and inspire you to do the same. The attempt sometimes manifests itself as stomping through the woods in my backyard, and other times as visiting a new city to try the weirdest ice cream I can find. At Head Along with Heart, you will only ever see my photos, because I believe in real, honest connection with a basis in reality. This is MY reality: the places I have walked, the places I have loved, and the place I call home. I'm always sharing new experiences, tips, and stories from my adventures, but I love to hear your stories, too! Feel free to tell your tales, ask questions, and hit me with your best wisdom! The door is always open here; what's mine is yours.

Explore with Me
A Weekend at the Swamp: Camping at Stephen C. Foster State Park

Tall, skinny pine trees sway gently above me as I breathe in the smell of the great outdoors…and also all… Read More

8 Things You Can Do Right Now to Help the Tragedy Relief Efforts

This is not the blog post I was expecting to write this week…but when I sat down to clean up… Read More

Sunsets at Atlanta’s Monadnocks: Who Wore It Best?

Hello, and welcome to my hometown! While I think that travel is basically one of the best things ever, I… Read More

A Life Update: Recapping the Past Few Months and Looking Forward

This week I’m bringing you somewhat of a life update. And notice right off the bat that I said “this… Read More

Two Days in The Windy City: Chicago, Illinois

Someone told me recently that hotdogs are the start of every great story. Now, I’m not sure of the accuracy… Read More

A Lazy Day in Seattle, Washington

Alright team, I feel like I fell dormant for a minute there, but I’m back and I’m ready to play!… Read More

A Day in Mount Rainier National Park

I’m starting to feel like one day is not enough time to spend in a national park. Scratch that—I KNOW… Read More

A Totally Honest Guide to Eleuthera Island, The Bahamas

HAPPY BAHAMIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY!! The Bahamas officially gained independence from the U.K. on July 10, 1973, making today the nation’s… Read More

Your Playlist for this Summer’s Road Trip

I personally am up for a road trip pretty much any waking moment of any day, but there’s something about… Read More

Spreading Wings of Joy in Savannah, Georgia

I recently spent a weekend with my high school best friend, who is in grad school in middle Georgia. While… Read More

Everyone Should Try Portland Brewcycle

Alright everyone, hold onto your pants because we are going for a Brewcycle adventure! Was it suspicious when I mentioned… Read More

Finding Zen at the Portland Japanese Gardens

The Japanese Gardens are pretty much the closest you can get to the real thing without buying a plane ticket… Read More

Get to Know Head Along with Heart
It’s me, Michelle!

Hello, friends! I am Michelle—a fun loving twentysomething based in metro Atlanta. I am always on the lookout for good parks, good food, and new places, and sharing with you what I discover along the way.