• Georgia

    Alan Gilmer in Atlanta, Georgia

    The Place: Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta is not what you would call a “walking city”. Everyone, much like the in the rest of the U.S., drives everywhere. There’s little-to-no public transport, and that can seem alien to a European. A drive into the city that would have taken 20 minutes anywhere else took us an hour-and-a-half so, if you’re heading out anywhere by car, make sure to allocate a lot of extra time for gridlocked traffic. Steeped in a fascinating history, there are plenty of sites worth visiting. At the top of my list, since I was in the South, was to visit a plantation, where you’re guided through the generations…

  • Jon Finley in Cornersville, Tennessee
    Tennessee,  USA

    Life in Rural Tennessee – Jon Finley

    The Place: Cornersville, Tennessee “Surprisingly not located in a corner of Tennessee, but smack-bang in the middle, Cornersville was what I hoped it would be: a tiny U.S. town that doesn’t see much action outside of it’s own little bubble. Nashville, still a dot on the horizon, now felt a galaxy away, as high-rise buildings, cluttered roads and rock music pouring from bars onto the streets had morphed into pearl-white, wooden churches, meticulously trimmed lawns and the chirps of birdsong.” Please note that we do not fact-check our interviewees, and that their views do not necessarily represent our own. The Person: Jon Finley, 46, Restaurant Owner “I’m a husband and a dad,…