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.


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Snow Mountain Ga: Your complete guide for “snow much fun” [Video]

Have you been to Snow Mountain Ga? We love tubing at Snow Mountain within Stone Mountain Park, where every day is a snow day. You don’t have to wait for mother nature to enjoy some wintertime fun. Snow Mountain Ga is especially fun for younger kids or those who have never seen snow. It’s also fun for those Southerners who don’t normally get to play in the snow. There are lots of different activities from tubing to building snowmen to s’mores.


13 Things to Do on Thanksgiving Day in Atlanta (Beyond Shopping)

When the turkey has been carved, the last piece of pie has been eaten and the adults wake up from a nap, what is there to do in Atlanta on Thanksgiving Day? Beyond hitting the mall or other retail stores? The answer is, a lot. So if you’re going a little stir crazy with the family in town, or you just want to get out and work off a few helpings of stuffing, here are some active things to do on Thanksgiving Day in Atlanta.



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Lake Lanier Lights: A Magical Night of Shimmering Fun

You don’t want to miss The Magical Night of Lights at Lake Lanier Islands Resort in Buford, Georgia. This event is perfect for kids, for teenagers, and fun for the whole family. Give them the gift of an experience they will never forget. The the lights, the snow hill, and the activities at this event will get you in the holiday spirit!


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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!



25 Sparkling Christmas Light Displays Near Atlanta (+ 2019 residential lights shows!)

Nothing gets you into the holiday spirit like millions of twinkling lights set to holiday music. If you are wondering where can I find the best Christmas lights near me, then look no further. We have a perfect list. There are free holiday light displays that are professionally done, paid attractions that have Christmas light displays and residential holiday light displays.



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Insider’s Guide To The Exciting Stone Mountain Highland Games

In my family, you would be better off trying to skip Christmas dinner than one minute of the Stone Mountain Highland Games. Every October we pilgrimage in our kilts and tartans to our beloved Stone Mountain Park for the annual Highland Games and all the Scottish festivities. This year’s event will be held in October. Over the years, I have seen these games grow into one of largest Scottish heritage events in the United States. Don’t be fooled by the name though; there is so much more than just the traditional Scottish games, as if that were not enough!