Articles by Sue Rodman

The Closest Beaches to Atlanta for an Exciting & Unforgettable Getaway

Atlanta is a great town, except for one thing; it’s not on the water. To find a great beach, you need to travel. So where is the closest beach to Atlanta? There are a few that are simple day trips from Atlanta, but most are oceanside fun weekend getaways. We’ll tell you what seaside beach is closest to Atlanta, but also 10+ more drivable favorites.










10+ Family-friendly Things to do on New Years Eve in Atlanta

There are lots of ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Atlanta with kids. I love the idea of making New Year’s Eve a family friendly holiday vs. a forced party for adults that’s impossible or expensive to find a sitter to attend. If you’d like to do something with the kids this New Year’s Eve, here are some things to do on New Year’s Eve in Atlanta with kids.


LIVE nativity scenes

15 Reverent Live Nativity Scene Locations Every Christmas Needs

Several years ago I decided we needed to do something that represented the real reason for Christmas, not just visiting Santa and riding the Pink Pig. So I set out to find one of the live nativity scenes around Atlanta. It wasn’t as easy as you might think. Now I’ve heard of several. If you know of other places to see live nativities around Atlanta, please post a comment. Don’t forget to wear warm clothes. All of these activities are held outside and free unless otherwise noted.





Skyview Ferris Wheel

Things to do on Christmas Day: 15+ Excellent Adventures

Looking for a way to get out of the house on Christmas Day with your family? These 15+ activities for your kids, even for teenagers, will give you a Christmas you’ll always remember. If you are staying home for the holidays or in town visiting family in Atlanta, these ideas are great! After opening gifts, head out to enjoy the rest of the day!