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Stories from the Road

Feb | Breaking Free From Your Own Expectations

I wrote in my January column that I was feeling restless due to being both stuck in my house during an ice storm and stuck in my hometown after graduating as I didn’t yet have a job. I still don’t have a job, but I realized that I was the only one holding myself back from making plans. I explored more of my home city, true, but I also jumped outside county lines to hunt for bookstores and outside state lines for the first time in four months to find personal thrills, making  ...

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Reading List | Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri is an Indian-American author with an impressive portfolio. Her book debut, a short story collection, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2000 and her first novel was quickly adapted in a movie. Lahiri has written several more books since then, but her first two works are particularly exceptional, and hold special significance considering the current political backlash against “outsiders” and multiculturalism. Interpreter of Maladies Interpreter of Maladies,  ...

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Behind the 'Gram, North America

Behind the Gram | Zipporah Castorillo

Welcome to Atlas Addict’s newest feature, Behind the ‘Gram, where we chat with some of our favorite instagrammers on the power of social media and their aesthetic choices. Today’s instagrammer is Zipporah, whose sun-soaked, colorful captures of California instantly won us over.  Got lost deep in the desert 🌵I ain’t even complaining 🚗🌵🌎 #sandstonecanyon #offroad . . . . . . . #darlingescapes #girlslovetravel #wearetravelgirls #hiking #wolderlust #liveauthentic #liveoutdoors  ...

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Analogue

Texture + Color: A Chat with Analogue Photographer Quinn Milton

We love photographer Quinn Milton’s film shots–she has a knack for capturing quiet moments with vivid colors and even a little texture, too. We chatted with Milton about her process, the film she uses, and why she chooses to shoot analog. name/location/occupation?  Quinn Milton / Chicago, Illinois, USA / Full-time Data Visualization Specialist at Columbia College Chicago what film do you use? Fuji Superia is still sold in many drugstores, so I use that frequently as it’s  ...

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Feb | Mission Statements + Airplane Windows

A year ago, over skype calls + coffee with Atlas Addict’s EIC//one of my best friends, Alysha, the idea of a mission statement for the publication arose. At the time, the idea of a magazine was in infancy stages, something tossed around + bounced back in emails from Massachusetts to Arizona. It seemed so far away, so distant. I volunteered to write the statement, because I was headed to Atlanta for two days and thought that there was no better time to be inspired than, well, actually  ...

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Reading List | The Vegetarian + Homegoing

The Vegetarian by Han Kang The Vegetarian is the narrative of a young Korean woman who, after having disturbing, blood-filled dreams, decides to become a vegetarian. Her family and friends are shocked by her culturally subversive actions and take it upon themselves to force her out of rebellion. It’s a short read written in an easy English translation, yet it’s not a story to be taken lightly. The Vegetarian is a dark, surreal allegory to modern South Korean culture and the lack  ...

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January | Beating the Resolution Blues

The new year probably has sparked some travel resolutions within you: I will snorkle with the coral reefs in the Pacific. I will visit my friend in Argentina. I will become more adventurous in my own neighborhood. You probably started with great furor. You made a Pinterest board, bought a guide book, and cast a grand plan to your best friend over coffee about how great it will be. This is gonna be my year, you think to yourself. But then the slow fade begins. You get busy and that goal  ...

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Behind the 'Gram, North America

Behind the ‘Gram | Nichole Ring

Welcome to Atlas Addict’s newest feature, Behind the ‘Gram, where we chat with some of our favorite instagrammers on the power of social media and their aesthetic choices. Our first ‘grammer is Nichole, a videographer and frequent traveler.  In the process of updating my website, so excited to share some of my pics with y’all!!! A photo posted by Nichole (@neechole) on Dec 23, 2016 at 9:05pm PST Name/Instagram handle/Profession [if applicable]  Nichole  ...

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Travel Guide | Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca is not a hidden gem anymore– in fact, it is one of the most visited destinations in Spain. It is also known for being a pilgrimage site for many Germans, something not surprising at all, as this beautiful island has many tourist attractions and  really nice weather during the summer. Fast Facts It is the largest of the Balearic Islands and the most populated. It was occupied by the Romans, which meant the flourish of the island and the foundation of important cities as  ...

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