Hop in the Getaway Car

Travel journalist Blake Guthrie is a longtime contributor to the Sunday travel section of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has also written for USA Today, HuffPost, Trivago Magazine, and many other regional and national outlets. His primary focus is on destinations in the American South where he has lived for most of his life.

Guthrie has also resided in Park City, Utah, where he worked at an upscale ski lodge as a storeroom clerk doling out game meats and high-end wines from a storage closet in a parking garage; in New York City where he served as a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art protecting paintings by Picasso and Van Gogh but mainly told patrons where the nearest restroom was located; and on the coast of Maine where he supported himself by toiling the graveyard shift on an assembly line in a video cassette factory during a time when Blockbuster stores still populated the American landscape.

Before you throw stuff out, check it first


March 7, 2024

While doing some pre-spring cleaning today I found this blank tape with no labeling. Before I was about to chuck it, I put the tape in my old cassette deck to see if anything worthwhile was on…

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Five Fotos (Vol 2.): Bluffton, S.C.

Wherein I attempt to capture a destination in five photographs

My introduction to Bluffton, South Carolina, was a car wreck in a traffic circle. It was my fault. I pulled into a red pickup truck while frantically changing lanes in…

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Five Fotos (Vol. I): The Shoals in northwest Alabama

Wherein I attempt to capture a destination in five photographs. 

For the first of my Five Fotos series, we visit a region in northwest Alabama along the wide and majestic Tennessee River known as “the Shoals" comprised of four cities—Tuscumbia…

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