Hi, Athens Fans! I couldn't be more excited to be the new Communications & PR Intern for Visit Athens, GA! For the next few months, you'll be reading about my experiences in Athens, along with tons of other events and news from one of the greatest little cities in America.

My name is Clare and I'm a senior at UGA. I'm studying Mass Media Arts and Communication Studies and I'll be graduating next spring. Where has the time gone? Regardless, the last three years have been the best years of my life and Athens deserves a lot of credit for that. I LOVE THIS CITY. LOVE IT. I love the fall football traffic and empty streets in the summer. I love brunch at The Grit and late nights at Georgia Theatre's rooftop bar. More than that, I love sharing Athens to my friends living in college towns that may not be as great as Athens. Bless their hearts. I love talking to people about Cali & Tito's Lomo Saltado and the incredible walking trails at the State Botanical Gardens. 

I feel so grateful to have this opportunity to write about Athens for visitors and residents, too. I've traveled a lot in my life and spent last spring writing and studying in Rome, Italy. I adored every minute of my time abroad. I came home knowing I could thrive in the travel industry as a career. So, I spent this summer working close to home at Cobb Travel & Tourism and as the Communications Intern at the Athens CVB, I have the opportunity to share my voice with you fine folks!

If you have anything in particular that you would like for me to cover (a certain restaurant to review, activity recommendations, etc.) please write it in the comments section at the bottom of the blog! I definitely want to write about things you all want to read about. We're also very active on Facebook & Twitter, and I'll be managing a lot of that, so follow us there too.