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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
One Day in Key West

Key West is the beach town I never knew I needed in my life. Part of me is actually kind… Read More

How to See Everglades National Park without Getting on a Boat

I rolled over in my warm cocoon. The stars were still bright over the towering canopy of pines, uninhibited by… Read More

One Week Itinerary: Florida National Parks Outdoor Adventure

So, I took my own advice. If you follow me on Instagram, you are well aware by now that I… Read More

How to Choose Where to Go Next

I decided that I’m traveling this year! It sounds silly, so let me explain: I’m always looking for opportunities to… Read More

An Open Letter to the Friends that Won’t Let Me Say Goodbye

Dear Friends, Maybe you are my childhood best friend. Maybe we met in middle school and realized we actually didn’t… Read More

48 Hours in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Once upon a time, I dreamed of a place in the mountains, where I could frolic to my heart’s content…but… Read More

Georgia’s Canyon Climbers: A Hike Through Amicalola Falls, Cloudland Canyon, Providence Canyon, and Tallulah Gorge

I signed up to do Canyon Climbers a whole year ago, you guys. 365+ days. And you want to know… Read More

10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Alright people, it’s 2018 and it’s time to be honest with each other—Seasonal Affective Disorder happens to the best of… Read More

Hopes and Dreams for 2018

Thinking back on 2017 hurts, if we’re going to be totally honest here…which we are. The year was speckled with… Read More

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

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.