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What's 1,000 Miles Away From Atlanta?

Aug 12th, 2020

What do a French city, a talking lake and a Caribbean paradise have in common? 

They are all exactly 1,000 miles away from the city of Atlanta!

We’ve all gazed at pictures of faraway destinations and thought, “Wow! I wish I could go there!” These places always seem so far away, and sometimes it seems as though there’s no way we could ever reach those magical places. 

But, when we look at a map, we can see that these places aren’t as distant as we thought. We can reach them, and we can experience them ourselves! We can connect with people from a hundred different cultures, religions, beliefs and backgrounds, and they are all within reach. In fact, some of them are less than a thousand miles away. 

You don’t need to leave your luxury Atlanta apartment to find out more about the world in your reach. You can learn anything when you take some time to study a map and explore the internet. In fact, here are a few amazing places that are exactly 1,000 miles away from Atlanta to get you started!

What’s 1,000 miles away from Atlanta?

Mother’s Beach

Kennebunkport, Maine

We all know how hot Georgia can get in the summertime. A trip to the beach can often feel like a slow-roast in an industrial cooker, and let’s not even get started on the humidity! A thousand miles up the East Coast, however, it’s a totally different story. Maine’s beaches are sunny and picturesque, and you’re far less likely to melt into a puddle than when you are down on Georgia’s beaches.

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English below 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼⁣ ⁣ 🇦🇷 Si vas en verano podés aprovechar las playas de Maine 🏖. ⁣ ⁣ ➡️En Kennebunk hay tres playas, Gooch's Beach, Middle Beach and Mother's Beach y están ubicadas a lo largo de Beach Avenue.⁣ ⁣ ➡️Son amplias y largas playas de arena, ideales para caminar, tomar sol😎, surfear 🏄‍♀️o solo buscar caracoles🚶🏻‍♀️. ⁣ ⁣ ➡️En Gooch's Beach y Mother's Beach hay servicio de guardavidas desde mediados de junio a mediados de septiembre. ⁣ ⁣ ➡️Se puede estacionar pero necesitas comprar un pase. Lo podés sacar por la app o comprarlo en los kioscos a lo largo de Av. Beach.⁣ Nosotros estuvinos antes de la temporada y estacionamos frente a la playa por un rato. ⁣ ⁣ 👉🏼Levante la mano quien quisiera estar hoy en una playita?⁣ 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🇺🇸If you go in summer you can take advantage of the beaches of Maine🏖. ⁣ ⁣ ➡️In Kennebunk there are three beaches, Gooch's Beach, Middle Beach and Mother's Beach and they are located along Beach Avenue.⁣ ⁣ ➡️They are wide and long sandy beaches, ideal for walking🚶🏻‍♀️, sunbathing😎, and surfing🏄‍♀️.⁣ ⁣ ➡️At Gooch's Beach and Mother's Beach there is a lifeguards on duty from mid-June to mid-September.⁣ ⁣ 👉🏼Raise your hand if you would like to be on a beach today?⁣ 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #Kennebunkport #Kennebunk #maine #gokennebunks #mothersbeach #viajar8720 #RoadTripNewEngland #newengland⁣ #travel #viajandoconsilmaine⁣ #travelphotography #igersnewengland #newengland_igers#mainetheway #mainelife #seascapes #goatworthy #igersmaine #exploremaine #mainething #naturalnewengland #amoviajar  #instatraveling #viajeros #travelblogger #blogdeviajes  #cityescape #bestplacestogo ⁣ #bestvacations #viajandoconsil

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Crooked Island

The Bahamas

Sure, you could take your cruise to Nassau and have a great time, but if you’re looking to get away from the crowds and just enjoy the scenic beauty of the Caribbean for a while, then Crooked Island is the place to go. The island, located right between Andros Island and the Turks and Caicos islands, is sparsely-populated and perfect for those of you who want a more secluded vacation experience.

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#bahamas #crookedisland - French Well anchorage - #amazing #island - super quiet and with incredible #blue #colors A bit challenging to get inside and hopefully will be a good shelter! After being beaten up by a north front when underway from BVIs, #sailingidefix made it to the Bahamas. The south islands are really quiet and #beautiful ! People are also super friendly. The exploration of the mangroves is amazing. This is very promising for the future exploration of the Bahamas with our #lagoon450s #catamaran ! #sailing #sailingpassion #sailingadventure #sailinginstagram #sailingbahamas #sailinglife #sailingphotography #dronephotography #ocean #lagooncatamaran #exploretheocean #beautifulbeaches #lagoon450 #sandybeach

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Las Tunas 


About three-quarters down the island of Cuba lies the little town of Las Tunas, the capital of the province of the same name. It’s one of the least-visited provinces in Cuba, but there is no lack of beauty, art or culture to be seen and appreciated. In fact, because of the low tourist activity, the beaches in the area have been spared the construction and traffic that generally go hand-in-hand with the tourism industry. 

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Espectacular vista. #lastunas #lastunascuba

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Cayman Islands

The three islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman make up the autonomous British Overseas Territory known as the Cayman Islands. These Caribbean islands are often mentioned in movies and news as being havens for offshore financial accounts, but the islands are also a tropical paradise for beach-goers, scuba divers and leisure travelers. The pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters and warm temperatures are enough to satisfy anyone’s travel bug!

Laguna Madre y Delta del Río Bravo


Laguna Madre is a long lagoon on the eastern coast of the gulf of Mexico that covers wetlands in both the United States and Mexico. This long, narrow strip of land and water contains a wide variety of flora and fauna within its diverse ecosystem, and it is one of the primary destinations for migratory birds from the U.S. and Canada. The Laguna Madre y Delta del Río Bravo ecological park, located on the southern end of the lagoon in Mexico, is considered to be the best conserved habitat for the many species that call the wetlands their home.



Located on the border of Texas and Mexico, Laredo acts as the largest inland port on the Mexican border. The city, which was once the capital of the short-lived Republic of the Rio Grande, operates as a trading hub between the U.S. and Mexico, and many transportation companies have a presence in Laredo because of it.  

Lac Qui Parle


If you’ve ever wanted to be in a place where nature speaks to you, then this is probably the most literal location you could visit. Lake Lac Qui Parle is French for “lake which speaks,” which is the native Dakota name for the lake. The lake is actually a reservoir created as a result of damming the Minnesota River back in 1939, so maybe the lake doesn’t have all that much to say after all.

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Isle Royale National Park


Far from civilization and right next to the Canadian border, Isle Royale National Park will undoubtedly offer some spectacular views and experiences unencumbered by traffic and everyday life. Scuba dive or canoe in Lake Superior, backpack through the archipelago or take a ride on a seaplane; whatever you decide to do, you’ll likely never find a place quite like it anywhere else. 

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Isle Royale to Further Delay Park Opening; No Visitor Ferry Service for Summer 2020 . Isle Royale National Park is delaying its seasonal opening until further notice. In addition, the Ranger III, Voyageur II, Sea Hunter III, and Isle Royale Queen IV will not provide visitor ferry transportation this summer. Rock Harbor Lodge, including overnight lodging, dining, marina services, gift shops and stores, will remain closed for the season. . Learn more at: . ✔️Please contact the Voyageur II & Sea Hunter (Grand Portage Isle Royale Transportation Lines), Isle Royale Queen IV, and Rock Harbor Lodge directly for information about existing reservations and refunds. ✔️Visitors who paid for Ranger III ferry reservations and group camping reservations will receive full refunds. Visitors who paid entrance fees in advance will receive a full refund upon request via email or phone. Park staff will begin processing refunds this week. ✔️Isle Royale is evaluating providing access to the park in late June/early July. Check the website link above and the park's social media channels for updates. ✔️Isle Royale Seaplanes plans to operate if the park opens and if social distancing and state restrictions allow. ✔️While the park is closed, Lake Superior waters within the park boundary will remain open for fishing during the day. During the closure, all islands and the main island of Isle Royale and all facilities (docks, trails, visitor centers, campgrounds, shelters, outhouses, etc.) will remain closed and all overnight use is prohibited. No fuel is available. Any boaters fishing in park waters need to be self-sufficient. ✔️Essential staff will go to the island to open, maintain, and secure critical infrastructure during the extended closure period and high priority project work will take place. The Ranger III will make limited trips to support essential operations. . For more information, call 906-482-0984 or email . [A shoreline scene with gray rocks, green moss and lichen, surrounded by water on a cloudy day. Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn Knick.] . #isleroyalenps #isleroyale #covid19

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With over 1.7 million people (as of a 2016 census), Quebec’s city of Montreal is the second-most populous city in Canada after Toronto. The city is known for its universities, architecture, music, aerospace engineering, technology, food, culture and a host of other world-renowned industries and qualities. It’s also home to the Montreal Canadiens, the ice hockey team with the most Stanley Cup wins in the sport. It’s the second-largest primarily French-speaking major city in the world, after Paris.

Residents of our luxury Atlanta apartments may have never thought of these cities, parks and islands as having anything to do with each other or with Atlanta, but this is just one small way that the world can connect with each other in unique ways. Who would have thought? 


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Colleen Ford is a South African who now lives in Spokane, Washington. She loves to travel, camp (in warm weather) and bake.

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