COVID-19 Travel Opportunities (Southeast US)

  General Considerations If you are staying in a rental with a kitchen, consider bringing groceries from home. Many cities are sharing that the crowds from open beaches have created some shortages in grocery stores again.When making your reservation, be sure to ask about contactless check-in. For example, Spectrum Resorts in Orange Beach allows you…

60+ Unique Things to do in Georgia to Make Marvelous Memories

You've got 18 short years. Stop wasting time. In no particular order, here are the best things to do in Georgia for kids of all ages. Get to work on that bucket list!

75+ Kick-Ass Date Night Ideas Around Atlanta That You’ll Actually Enjoy

Find more than 75 of the very best date night ideas around Atlanta here. I mean something really fun - more than just dinner and a movie!

52 of the Best Campgrounds in North Georgia

Looking for the Best Campgrounds in North Georgia? This is it! The best spots for tent camping in the mountains including Helen, Blue Ridge, and more...

The 39+ Best Things to Do in Helen, Ga for Alpine Fun

There are so many things to do in Helen, Ga, and it ranks among our favorite Georgia town because of the number of outdoor adventures. It is no surprise that Alpine Helen/White County has been designated by the State House and Senate as Georgia's Outdoor Adventure Destination. Here are the best things to do in…

60+ Unique Things to do in Georgia to Make Marvelous Memories

You've got 18 short years. Stop wasting time. In no particular order, here are the best things to do in Georgia for kids of all ages. Get to work on that bucket list!

120+ Amazing Ways to Have Fun in the North Georgia Mountains

The North Georgia Mountains are filled with adventure for everyone. Hikers, art-lovers and foodies rejoice. Overnights include luxury options, glamping, cabins and camping options.

50+ Best Adventurous Things To Do in Blue Ridge, Ga

There are so many things to do in the Blue Ridge GA area! It is our family's favorite mountain town, and we excited to share with you some of the best ways to explore it!

125+ Best Places for Hiking in Georgia [Kids & Beginners]

If you enjoy hiking near Atlanta then this list of 125 hikes under 2-miles is a great resource. Enjoy the best hiking in Georgia for kids and beginners.

18 Dreamy Swimming Holes in North Georgia [Waterfalls!]

Here are 16 waterfalls, creeks and streams that your family can enjoy in the heat of Georgia’s summer.

25+ Awesome Drivable Weekend Getaways in Ga.

There are so many wonderful vacation destinations that sometimes we forget the ones in our own backyard. There are lots of amazing weekend getaways in Ga. Whether it's hunting alligators, digging for gold, riding into the sunset, watching a show or just spending a lazy day on the beach digging a hole, Georgia has it…

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…

2020: The 55+ Best Fall Festivals in Georgia That You’ll Love

Fall Festivals in Georgia fill late August, September, October and November.. with events galore. Whether you enjoy time in the city at Chastain or Piedmont Park, or you prefer to head into the mountains and watch the leaves change, we've got a festival for you!

Savannah Ga With Kids: Your Brilliant Guide To A Stress Free Vacation

Sure, there are tons of romantic and "grown up" things to do in Savannah....but there are TONS of things to do in Savannah, Ga with kids, too!! We give you the ideal recipe for a stress-free weekend with the kiddos.

20+ Sensational Farms w/The Juiciest Strawberry Picking in Georgia (2020)

Strawberry picking in Georgia begins near the end of April and runs through most of May. Here are the farms in Georgia you need to know about, as well as Strawberry Festivals around the state.

31 Things To Do In Ellijay, Ga That We Recommend For A Weekend Without Kids

Should you take the kids to Ellijay, Ga? YES! By all means. But...should you also plan a date night escape here without them? Double YES! Dan and I visited this mountain town for a summer date night escape, and I was blown away by all there is to do! We've created an itinerary for you…

The Best Waterfalls in GA That You’ve Just Got To See

My favorite kind of day? Jumping in the car with my boys and seeking out one of Georgia's new (to us) waterfalls. We love the easy ones, the hidden ones....the roadside spills and the falls flowing deep within the forest. We love wading in them, swimming in them, and splashing in them. "Magical" is an…

20+ Things To Do in Columbus, Ga You Will Love (With Lots of Freebies!)

We spent a weekend exploring a myriad of things to do in Columbus, Ga- I had no clue how much there was to do in this expanding city. With the advent of the RiverWalk and WhiteWater Express, the city has seen a change.

60+ Kid-friendly Things To Do in Atlanta This Summer

School's out. The humidity is in. It's summer ya'll! Here are 60+ of our favorite ways to pass the summer in Atlanta. Did we capture your must-do summer activity? If not, let us know!

30+ Memorable Train Rides in GA that Kids & Adults Will Love

Whether you have a little engineer or you're the train addict, this list will update you on all the trains in Ga. From steam engines you can ride on through the mountains or plains to kiddie adventures in the park and mall, and from steam engines on display to life size replicas we hold dear,…

St Simons Island: An Insider’s Guide to Stay, Eat and Play

St Simons Island was recently voted the number one favorite beach town by Travel and Leisure. Now the entire country knows what I’ve known for more than 20 years, St. Simons is the perfect mix of seaside fun and small town charm. The hard-packed sand on St. Simons Island is perfect for one of our…

The Most Adorable Petting Zoos in Georgia: A Few May Surprise You

A petting zoo and kids go together like cookies and milk. There is just something about interacting with a fuzzy friend that makes children smile. If you are wondering where is a great petting zoo near me where my kids can get up close and pet animals, we have a great list for you. Some…

Blairsville, Ga: A Stunning Mountain Town Filled With Family Adventure

Take a break from the busyness of life, from the concrete jungle, from cellphones and video games.....and unplug in Blairsville, Ga. Take the #urbanchallenge, and unplug today. Reconnect with your family. Sometimes slow is just the perfect speed. We've got dozens of ways for you to turn off the noise, and revive that close family feeling.

21 Things Every Family Should Do At Tallulah Gorge State Park

When I think of Tallulah Gorge State Park in Tallulah Falls located in Rabun County, I think of the spectacular views and that awesome suspension bridge!  But there are so many other completely cool things about this state park, too!  Tallulah Gorge is just an amazing place -- it's two miles long, and almost 1,000…

Amicalola River Trail: A Dreamy Swimming Hole You Can’t Miss

Amicalola River Trail | Dawsonville, Ga Dawson Forest Wildlife Management AreaHyw 53 WestDawsonville, GaView Website I'm going to let you in on a secret; that's how much I like you all. Amicalola River Trail/The Edge of the World/ Fern goes by many names, but whatever you call it, it's awesome.  This large outcrop of…

52+ Things to do in Hiawassee, Ga. on Beautiful Lake Chatuge

As we explored Hiawassee, Ga., we could see the trees getting sleepy. During the three days and two nights my son and I spent at the Ridges Resort in Hiawassee, the leaves began to change from green, to brown, to yellow and red, as the branches, one-by-one, started to doze. Autumn was creeping down the mountains.…

25+ of the Best Water Parks in Georgia for Splish Splash Fun

Most of the water parks in Georgia are open Memorial Day to Labor Day, and they include everything from full-fledged water parks to county-run aquatic centers. We've done our best to collect every water park and aquatic center in Georgia. Did we miss one you know about? Let us know!

52 Most Romantic Getaways in Georgia For A Dreamy Escape

Wondering which of the myriad romantic getaways in Georgia are right for you? Whatever romance means to you and yours, Georgia can deliver. Enjoy this list of our 50+ favorite resorts, hotels, B&Bs and romantic destinations in the peach state.

10 Things To Know To Make Tubing in Helen, Ga Totally Epic

Tubing in Helen, Ga is a rite of passage. It’s that thing that every local and visitor alike MUST do when coming within at least 100 miles of the Alpine city. This summer we took the boys for some tubing in Helen as part of their birthday celebration. Yes, they are still talking about it!…

40+ Freaking Fabulous (COVID-Friendly) Ways To Cozy Up To Fall In & Around Atlanta

It's Fall Ya'll! Looking for the best-of-the-best things to do in Atlanta and all of Georgia this season? The weather is just perfect, the leaves are putting on a show, the holiday season is coming...Here are dozens of my favorite ways to celebrate this time of year in and around Atlanta, and throughout Georgia.

8 Free Things To Do In Rome, Ga You’re Going To Love

We live about an hour from Rome, but find ourselves there often because it’s great little city with a surprisingly large number of things to do. While this isn’t even the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fun in Rome, Georgia, it is a grand collection of fun things to do for FREE!

Your Complete Guide to the Best Flea Markets in Georgia

For the folks who love a good bargain and a hunt for unexpected treasures, the flea markets in Georgia offer an ever-changing shopping experience. You'll find them in every corner of the state, from multi-acre roadside setups to old churches filled with vending booths and produce stands. Here's a guide to a few of the…

30+ ‘COOL’ Splash Pads Near Atlanta You & The Kids Will Love

Atlanta is known for its hot summer weather and this summer has not been the exception.  If your kids are like mine, they are begging to play at the pool or even in the sprinklers in the front yard, but if you’re looking for a different kind of water play…check out some of these awesome…

Reynolds Plantation: The BEST family resort in Georgia

Here are six reasons we believe that Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Plantation at Lake Oconee is a superior destination for families.

The Best Things To Do In Athens, Ga For An Exciting Weekend

Here are 25+ exciting things to do in Athens, Ga! From visiting famous landmarks, strolling through gardens, taking interesting pictures, and more!

5 Easy Georgia Waterfall Hikes Your Family Will Love

I'm excited to share my latest Explore Georgia article: 5 Easy Waterfall Hikes for Georgia Families! Please take a look. If you are seeking more information on each one, follow these links to get the scoop! Anna Ruby Falls The falls are majestic, and the walk is short and easy.  You simply cannot visit Helen without taking…

Horseback Riding In GA: 20+ Unforgettable Trail Rides

What child doesn’t dream of horseback riding? In Georgia, there are stables that offer guided trail riding, as well as horseback riding trails where you bring your own horse. Are you wondering, 'Where is the closest horseback riding near me?' Well here are 20+ places to go horseback riding in Ga. Did we miss your…

Hidden Treasures: 13 Stunning Small Towns in Georgia (& what to do there)

Hidden treasures are the best part of traveling, and the small towns in Georgia are riddled with secret finds. Whether it’s a small town near Atlanta, Ga. or one of the quaint towns in Georgia within driving distance of the city, you’ll find unique shops, world class dining, history, outdoor adventure, as well as museums…

25+ Reasons Why Lake Nottely is Blairsville’s Hidden Gem

Lake Nottely is a gorgeous 4,000 acre lake with more than half it’s shoreline undeveloped and protected by the United State Forest Service. This hidden secret in North Georgia is much quieter than some other lakes in the state, and that’s precisely why we like it.

Why Snorkeling in the Conasauga River Is Amazing Fun

The cool factor? Clear mountain waters are home to over 70 different species of fish! This is the most biodiverse river basin the world!! A small pool of water smaller than the size of a football field becomes a living underwater classroom.

25 Blissful Cabins in Helen, Ga That Are Calling Your Name

North Georgia offers beautiful mountain vacation spots for families, couples, retreats, reunions or weddings, and experiencing them from one of the charming luxury cabins in Helen, Ga is ideal.

27 Relaxing & Fun Things To Do In Tybee Island On A Family Vacation

Tybee Island sits 18 miles from Historic Savannah...about 20 minutes east. You may have heard it referred to as Savannah’s Beach, but the truth is, Tybee is nothing like Savannah. It has its own charm, draw and vibe. If you're family is looking for the perfect beach vacation then it's time to get this Georgia barrier…

52 Atlanta-Area Destination Hikes You’re Sure To Fall In Love With

To my six year old, hiking equals walking, which is just plain boring. But destinations are worthy! And with that, here are 52 Amazing Destinations.

6 Incredible Ways to Enjoy Fall in the Georgia Mountains

Looking for things to do around Atlanta this fall? Why not head to the mountains?! Here are six reasons to make the trek into the forest right now!

13 Perfect Spring Break Ideas For Fun-Loving Families In 2020

Researching spring break ideas? Here are a collection of places guaranteed to make lasting memories, and they are all within reach of Atlanta. Our 13 recommended spring break destinations for 2020 include towns in Georgia, cities just over the border, and a handful of places that require an (affordable) jaunt in a plane.

15 Sensational Places For Zip Lining in Ga (+ Our Best Tips)

From mild to maximum thrill - we know the perfect place to go zip lining in Ga no matter what type of experience you are looking for. We even tell you where you can take kids as young as 4 years old.

Kayaking in Georgia: 23 Unbeatable Spots for Paddlers to Launch

There are so many places to explore on the water – from the salt marshes of the coast, to the mountain rivers of the north. From peaceful flatwater lakes, to alligator-filled swamps. This guide will help you find the perfect water trail for you. Get ready to paddle your way through our beautiful state!

5 Reasons You Should Stay At This Incredible Blue Ridge Hideaway

I'll take any excuse possible to visit Blue Ridge! We love the hiking, the waterfalls, the restaurants...all of it. So we were so jazzed to learn about this new treehouse only a few miles from Downtown.

The Secrets of Providence Canyon Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon

When my kids were younger, Providence Canyon State Park was the impetus for a spring break trek across west Georgia. We based our entire trip on visiting this Georgia State Park gem. The Little Grand Canyon Ga. Long before children or Pinterest, I had cut out an article in Southern Living on “Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon” and…

47 Amazing Things We Love About The Georgia Coast with Kids

The islands of St. Simons, Jekyll and Sea, and mainland city of Brunswick offer a myriad of fun and adventurous opportunities for kids of all ages. Below, we’ve highlighted 15 exciting things to do with the kids in the Golden Isles.

What you need to know about hiking beautiful Amicalola Falls

Ask me the "must-see" attraction in my neck of the woods, and I'll tell you it's Amicalola Falls.  Amicalola Falls is part of the Georgia State Parks system and the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River. It's located in the North Georgia mountains and it is where the Appalachian Trail begins .

Your Complete Guide To The Best Things To Do In Macon, Ga

Here are 25 amazing things to do in Macon, GA from beautiful parks to awesome museums to really cool historical buildings, and more!

Clayton, Ga: Your Definitive Guide to Family Mountain Fun

Clayton, Ga sits in Rabun County in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. It's moments from the North Carolina border...and a world away. You'll find eclectic shops, waterfalls, great Southern food and so much more. We've got the scoop on how to spend your vacation - and where to stay!

These 27 Blue Ridge Restaurants Showcase Culinary Delight In The Mountains

There is no shortage of top-rated Blue Ridge restaurants for your weekend getaway experience. Which one is best for date night? Lunch after a hike? A treat for the kids? And where do you find the locals for the most authentic experience? Have no fear - we've been around the block a time or two…

7 Reasons You Need A Date Night At The Martyn House Now [you can thank us later]

I'm going to try and put into words our experience at The Martyn House Farm in Ellijay, Ga, but I am sure I will not be successful. It's just not possible. No video can even come close to giving you the full experience of visiting in person. And visit, you must!

An Insider’s Guide To The Best Restaurants In Athens, Ga

Restaurants in Athens, GA offer up good ol’ southern home-cooking you’ve heard so much about, but did you know that Athens also offers some unique options.

Spring and Fall Delight on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

A ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is the trip of a lifetime. Our family stepped aboard the historical rail one lovely spring morning - and we explored again in Fall. Read more here.

9+ Georgia State Parks With Waterfalls Begging You To Visit

These Georgia State Parks with breathtaking waterfalls will ensure you get something special for your visit.

Georgia State Parks Camping: 52+ Essential Things To Know

Georgia State Parks camping is my favorite way to camp. I love it so much, that I have literally never camped anywhere else in Georgia! I loved the parks just as much as a camping kid, as I do now as a camping adult. There are campsites and sleeping accommodations for every type of adventurer, and…

6 Exhilarating Places You Should Try White Water Rafting Georgia

You can't mark 'White Water Rafting Georgia" off your bucket list until you've man-handled the Ocoee, Chattooha and Chattahoochee rivers. We've gathered the outfitters in Georgia that can help you on each of these rivers. From family-friendly beginner trips to advanced adventures - even overnighters! Grab a paddle - let's do this!

24 Rustic-Chic Cabins in Georgia For A Memorable Vacation

Are you looking for something different to do for vacation? Does the thought of relaxing and "getting away from it all" interest you? Cabin rentals in Georgia are the solution. We have 29 outstanding Georgia cabins and cabin rental companies for you to check out.

Sleepy Hollow Brings Magical Fairy Gardens To Life

A special thank you to my friend Amanda from Kids Around Cobb, who told me about this fun place in Blairsville. Sleepy Hollow is a store AND an "enchanted garden" of fairies and gnomes. The fairy homes found here are the work of Art Millican, Jr, a former Disney artist and model-maker. His whimsical fairy cottages…

Your Ultimate Navigation Tool to 35 Amazing Lakes in Georgia

Georgia is a state rich with beautiful lakes, and no two are the same. From mountain reservoirs to quiet collections we've got the info you need.

6 Frightening Haunted Corn Mazes: Atlanta Edition 2020

I'm still creeped out by the movie Children of the Corn, but if you like to be scared out in the middle of a corn field, here are five haunted corn mazes near Atlanta.

4 Reasons You’re Going To Love High Falls State Park

Last month the boys and I stayed overnight at High Falls State Park - and we had a blast! Here are four things you have to do when visiting. Stay in a Yurt at High Falls State Park It was our first time in a yurt, and we loved it. Even though it was the height of…

Discover Fun and Adventure at Cloudland Canyon State Park

Cloudland Canyon State Park, once known as Sittons Gulch, is one of the prettiest of Georgia’s state parks, and a beautiful Georgia canyon. It’s located in the state’s Northwest corner about half an hour from Chattanooga, TN in Rising Fawn, Ga.

North Georgia Canopy Tours Perfect for First Timers

WE ARE SAD TO REPORT THAT NORTH GEORGIA CANOPY TOURS HAS CLOSED THEIR DOORS FOR GOOD. North Georgia Canopy Tours is one of Georgia’s oldest and one of my favorite for first timers. It’s also perfect for Atlanta folks...located near Lula, Ga, it's only about 90 minutes north of Downtown Atlanta on the way to…

20+ Family-Friendly Corn Mazes in Georgia To Get Lost In

One of family favorite activity for fall is visiting many of the corn mazes in Ga. We are very fortunate to live in the city that has several choices of corn mazes and hayrides within a driving distance from Atlanta.

“Hike Inn” To This Epic Fall Destination Perfect For Outdoor Families

Len Foote Hike Inn is one of Georgia's MUST DO adventures. It's breath-taking, captivating, rewarding and fun for the entire family.

Sapelo Island, Georgia: Finding Treasure on the Secret Coast

Visitors make their escape to Sapelo Island, Ga., on a boat from Meridian, Ga., a port town between Savannah and St. Simons Island along I-95. (exit at Darien, Ga.) Leave the modern world, and all your cares on the dock when you board the Sapelo Island Ferry, and let the wind take them into the miles…

25+ Free Christmas Events in Atlanta To Ring In Holiday Cheer

Looking for FREE Christmas events in Atlanta? Here are our favorite FREE events this holiday. If you know of others, please share!

Dahlonega, Ga: 20+ Awesome Wine, Gold & Historical Adventures You’ll Adore

Dahlonega, Ga is the site of the country’s first gold rush and there is still gold in them there hills, although it’s more of the tourist variety now, than the shiny yellow metal.

7 Delicious Restaurants in Columbus, Ga Foodies & Families Will Adore

Visiting Columbus, Ga with the family? Here are our favorite restaurants in Columbus GA that your sure to enjoy.

Helton Creek Falls: Georgia’s Most Family-Friendly Waterfall

Helton Creek Falls is an easy to average .25 mile hike each way to upper and lower falls. Lower falls are great for kids to wade in the water.

33 things you probably don’t know about The Masters

We checked another item off our Georgia Bucket List this year with a trip to The Masters. While I was there, I couldn’t help but take in the cultural and traditional nuances that have evolved over the years, as well as a bit of the history. Here’s what I gathered: 33 unusual things you probably…

Little St Simons Island: tips, tricks and tidbits

Pristine beaches…undeveloped wilderness…privately-owned island…accessible only by boat…For this nature-loving family, it sounds like heaven on earth. I implore you to visit, and with our tricks, tips and insight I hope you will also experience this paradise on the Georgia coast.

Fantastic Things To Do in LaGrange, Ga That Your Family Will Adore

LaGrange, Ga is full of surprises, from a Bible history museum to a grand Callaway estate, and from 90+ year old cherished hotdog restaurant to TLC's Ultimate Cake Off winner of 2011. Here is where to play eat and stay when visiting LaGrange, Ga.

Luxury and Family Memories Define The Cloister at Sea Island

For many Atlanta area families, The Cloister at Sea Island has been a muti-generational destination for decades. For those of us that didn’t grow up in Georgia, it’s a beach resort along the Georgia coast our native neighbors seem to revere. Read on to find out why.

Discover the Cherished Secrets of Remote Cumberland Island, Ga.

Cumberland Island, Georgia’s largest barrier island, is a unique opportunity to experience beautiful pristine beaches, thick untamed maritime forests and wildlife that actually lives in the wild.

15 Reasons to Fall in Love with Vogel State Park

Vogel State Park is one of Georgia’s most beloved state parks, and one visit there will show you why.  Vogel – Georgia’s second oldest state park – is located in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest near Blairsville.  Vogel is a park located close to many of our state’s most beautiful waterfalls and hikes,…

Hike Gorgeous Raven Cliff Falls in Helen w/ Kiddos [video]

Raven Cliff Falls is a family-friendly hike, with beautiful waterfalls within a magnificent forest. See the video for more about the terrain, falls, and scenery.

Off Road Awesomeness for all Ages at Durhamtown Plantation

Experienced and novice riders have lots of room to push their limits on dirt bikes and ATV's at Durhamtown Plantation. Or if hunting is your thing, they've got that too. Durhamtown Plantation: Dirt Bike and ATV Riding Less than two hours east of Atlanta, just past the…

The BEST things to do in Augusta, Ga: A Weekend Itinerary

Our family recently spent a weekend exploring the myriad things to do in Augusta, Ga and we had a BALL! If you enjoy many of the same things we do – great food, outdoor adventure, and a hint of history and arts – then this is a city you need to add to your bucket…

Simple Family Fun at the Alluring King and Prince Resort

The King and Prince Resort on St. Simons Island Ga., is the only hotel that is right on the St. Simons Island beach. With several pools, indoor and outdoor dining at Echo, tennis, golf, and a variety of accommodation types, the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is one of our favorite St. Simons Island…

7 Reasons Blood Mountain is our Favorite Family Hike

If you, like us, are a hiking family then you should not hesitate to make your way to Blairsville's Blood Mountain. It's not easy...I'll be honest. But it is rewarding, and one hike the kids won't stop talking about! Lace up your hiking boots, and dig out those trekking poles. You'll need them. Here is…

FDR State Park: 25 Ways To Explore & Enjoy This Ga Treasure

FDR State Park is Georgia's largest state park, so it should be no surprise that it is filled with things to do! This park has it all: hiking, swimming, fishing, boating, beautiful views, camping, cabins, history, presidential love, and many unique events.

13 Amazing Blairsville, Ga Restaurants For Every Type Of Foodie

Hiking in fall...wineries in winter...boating in spring...waterfalls in summer. There are amazing adventures awaiting you in Blairsville. But regardless of the season, you need to eat! Here are 14 of Blairsville's outstanding restaurants for all different cuisines. Which one is your favorite?

A First-Timer’s Guide To Hiking Beautiful Anna Ruby Falls

Everything you need to know about hiking Anna Ruby Falls for the first time.

Your Ultimate Guide To Conestoga Wagon Camping at The Rock Ranch

We have wanted to camp in a Conestoga Wagon at The Rock Ranch for years, and we finally got the opportunity earlier this spring. It was just as wonderful as I imagined it would be! Here’s the scoop on our stay, but I insist you try it for yourself!

Great Wolf Lodge, Ga: We Answer Your Top 30 Most-Asked Questions [VIDEO]

Did you know that America’s largest waterpark has opened a Georgia location? Great Wolf Lodge, GA was announced in mid 2018, located in LaGrange - just about an hour south of Atlanta. Since it opened, we've received hundreds of questions about how to navigate the LaGrange location. We always love your questions, so we've compiled…

The Lowdown on the Best Amusement Parks in Georgia

Theme parks are a favorite American past time. We are lucky to have some awesome amusement parks in Georgia. It's time for the thrill of the roller coasters, flying in the swings, losing your stomach on the drops, and everything that goes with a great theme park. There are several amusement parks in Georgia to choose from, some…

Southern Cross Ranch: A Genuine Dude Ranch in Georgia

Kids and dogs just need space. At Southern Cross Ranch, there is no shortage of space for kids and animals to run around and enjoy, plus the horseback riding is pretty incredible too.

What to Expect on Your Epic Fall Summit Hike to Brasstown Bald

If you have any interest at all in easy hikes to gorgeous summit views displaying breathtaking fall color then put on your hiking boots and go NOW to Brasstown Bald in gorgeous Blairsville, Ga.

6 Ellijay Winery Options for an Unforgettable Daytime Date

Ellijay is known as the apple capital of North Georgia, but the Southern Appalachian location is perfect for growing wine grapes too. These six Ellijay Winery options are just what cupid ordered for a romantic daytime date. Incredible mountain views, owner led tours, live music, outdoor fireplaces, and award winning wine tasting. That pretty much…

52 awesome & affordable things to do at Georgia State Parks

52 awesome things to do at Georgia State Parks

10 Sensational North Georgia Wineries Begging You to Indulge

Although wine grapes have been growing in North Georgia for hundreds of years, Georgia’s wineries didn’t receive much notice until the late 1990s and early 2000s. However, once they started gaining attention, the wineries of the North Georgia Mountains really took off, with new ones seemingly appearing overnight. Here, we take a look at some…

North Georgia Zoo: 5 Reasons to Visit and Save

The camel at the North Georgia Zoo nuzzled my neck. I like to think it was because he liked me, but let’s be honest, he thought there might be food in my teacup. No matter, I gave him a good-natured pat anyway and rubbed his nose. It was soft like a horses muzzle. North Georgia…

The ROCK Garden Offers FREE Fun Folk-Art Flare for Families

In Calhoun, in the backyard of a Seventh Day Adventist church, stands a unique folk art garden called The ROCK Garden.  It's about an acre of miniature castles, homes, and such...all painstakingly built of pebbles, shells, ceramic tile, glass, and cement.  There are about 50 structures of varying sizes gathered between plants and shrubs to…

Glamping: Georgia’s 23 Most Unique Places to Escape

Georgia Glamping, or glamorous camping, is basically an upgrade in accommodations for those who love nature and adventure.  Whether it be in a treehouse, yurt, RV, caboose, teepee, geo dome, or lodge, these places are for those who either want a unique sleeping experience, or lots of luxury (or both)! Here are Georgia’s 23 Most…

5 Perfect Things You’ll Love To Do at Savannah Rapids Park Near Augusta

If you're visiting Augusta, you can't miss a stop at Savannah Rapids Park. It's breathtaking, with so much to do!! Here are FIVE reasons to visit.

Mountain Top Cabin Rentals – Blue Ridge

Where you’re visiting the mountains, “where to stay” is just as important as “what to do.” I highly recommend a cabin from Mountain Top Cabin Rental.

Unicoi State Park Adventure Program Built to Thrill

Looking for a unique and exciting way to explore Helen, Ga? Georgia State Parks launched a new program at Unicoi State Park (and Amicalola, for those in Dawsonville) – Adventure Programs! We stayed at Unicoi while visiting Helen recently (see our post of AMAZING things to do in Helen,) and explored this new program. It's…

Fall Branch Falls – Blue Ridge, Ga

Fall Branch Falls is a fun hike with the kids in a peaceful and remote area.

7 Reasons We Recommend A Ride On The SAM Shortline Train

Whether it’s history, family, a love for Thomas the Tank Engine or just I-75 that gets you to Southwest Georgia, a ride on the historic SAM Shortline Excursion Train is worth a visit.

Whitley Gap Trail: A Gorgeous Secret Trail in Helen

Whitley Gap Trail is a trail I ran across by accident on the internet while researching my Hiking with Kids article. I hiked it recently with the kids, and this Helen, Ga hike has become my favorite hike to date.  Maybe it's the fairies, pixies, gnomes, and trolls that make it so unique! I don't mean to…

Jekyll Island GA: Protected Coastal Beauty with Resort Fun

Jekyll Island, Ga. is the southern most island in Georgia's Golden Isles. Unlike nearby St. Simons Island or Sea Island, state law protects 65 percent of Jekyll Island's beaches and maritime forest from development. The remaining 35 percent is low and mid-rise buildings with a golf course, tennis courts, water park, historic district, and miles…

A Locals Guide to 15+ Outstanding St. Simons Island Restaurants

After 20+ years visiting the Georgia coast, we've eaten at a lot of St. Simons Island restaurants. Chicken swiss. Popcorn. BBQ. Unlimited bacon at the breakfast buffet. Fried Shrimp. Grilled fish. These are some of the delicious delicacies we look forward to every time we visit St. Simons Island, Ga. Our culinary 'must dos' have…

The Inn at Sea Island: Inspired Luxury for Less [video]

There is no mistaking the luxury of Sea Island. It begins the moment you travel down the long avenue; lined with palm trees, over the bridge with the large iron lanterns, through the guard gate where the pavement turns to a brick drive. Enjoying such luxury has become a little more affordable with a stay…

Crooked River State Park: Under-Appreciated Glorious Fun

Crooked River State Park deserves to be visited on it's own merits, but it's also great for those visiting nearby Cumberland Island and St. Mary's, where the park is located. Here's why.

Rutledge, Ga: 7 Reasons You MUST Stop in this Delightful Town

In Rutledge, Ga., locals use a four way barrel stop to give directions. When I reached the steel barrel painted red with four stop signs affixed to it, I knew I'd arrived in this delightful historic town just three miles off Georgia I-20, on the way to Hard Labor Creek State Park. Rutledge, Ga: 7 Reasons to Stop…

Kids Soar on a Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding Adventure

When neighbors heard we went to Lookout Mountain hang gliding they stop me in the street to say "My wife said you went hang gliding? Where was that? How can I do it?" Need an awesome gift for the man in your life? Try a hang gliding session. Oh yeah, and kids love it too.

Must Visit Rooftop Bars in Atlanta for Cool Drinks & Awesome Views  

There is something cosmopolitan about sipping cocktails high above the city on patio rooftop bars. Atlanta has a growing list of rooftop bars with amazing views from the classic Sun Dial at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, to the game changing 9 Mile Station at Ponce City Market, and newcomers like the Clermont Hotel and soon to…

Albany, Georgia: The Ultimate Guide To Family Fun

Albany, Georgia sits in the southwest section of the state, about 3 - 3.5 hours from Atlanta...down I-75. It's the eight largest city in Georgia, the central hub of the southwest...and a great place for exploring with kiddos!

Expedition Bigfoot: This Epic Museum Will Make A Believer Of You

This little museum is really well done. The displays were all awesome, and the artifacts they have on display are really impressive.

13 Best Georgia State Parks for Gorgeous Fall Leaf Color

Looking for the best in fall foliage? Georgia State Parks offer fantastic options for viewing fall leaf color!

Whistle Stop Cafe: A Secret Film Set & Awesome Fried Green Tomatoes

The Whistle Stop Café may have been created for the Fried Green Tomatoes movie, but this restaurant, about 10 miles down a country road off I-75 in Juliette, Ga., is worth the trip, even if you aren’t familiar with the Fried Green Tomatoes book or feature film. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café,…

WhiteWater Express: Wet and Wild Adventure in Columbus, Ga

White water adventuring in Columbus is only in its third season, but it is already taking the planet by storm. Here's the scoop on our adventure with WhiteWater Express.

Best winter hikes for Georgia families

A great winter hike needs bones...gorgeous tree structures and rock croppings...and water only helps! Here are seven of the best hikes in Georgia to take your family this winter. Raven Cliff Falls | Helen This is definitely my #1 selection for winter.  Gorgeous moss, tree roots, and evergreens show their beauty.  The fallen trees allow for…

31 Day Trips From Atlanta That Should Be Tops On Your Bucket List

Atlanta has so much to do, but sometimes you just want to get out of the city and explore what the surrounding areas have to offer! These places are all perfect for a day trip from Atlanta Metro.

12 Stunning Spots To Watch the Perfect Sunset in Atlanta Metro

Nothing beats exploring the Atlanta Metro on a glorious sunny day, expect an even more spectacular sunset with someone you love. From hiking locations in the great outdoors, to Metro restaurants with unbeatable libations, and from the hippest new hotels to Atlanta's A-list attractions...these 12 spots are ideal for watching the sun fall into the…

Lake Winnie Amusement Park Offers Nostalgic Thrills and Fun

Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park, or Lake Winnie as it is affectionately called, is like a time machine to a simpler, small town America amusement park. A cross between state fair and seaside boardwalk, Lake Winnie offers old favorites and modern rides, and is one of the best family amusement parks in Georgia.

21 Undeniable Reasons Your Family Should Visit Blissful Milledgeville, Ga

You've probably heard Milledgeville, Ga referred to as Georgia's Antebellum Capital. And while that is a fair assessment, it is so much more. If you love exploring the outdoors while taking in a bit of Georgia's history, this is just the spot! Head to Milledgeville in Middle Georgia to soak up the sun at Lake…

Day Tripping To The Breathtaking National Parks In Georgia

Get away from the daily grind of everyday life and head out on a day trip to these 5 breathtaking National Parks in Georgia.

Wild Adventures Theme Park: Know Before You Go [video]

On a vacation to Tampa from Atlanta, we took a side trip to Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Ga. Wild Adventures Valdosta is about three and a half hours from Atlanta and only four miles off I-75. When I told friends what I was doing, several said they had seen the billboards on their way down…

Explore the Historic Elegance of the Luxury Greyfield Inn

For a recent milestone anniversary, my husband and I decided to indulge in a stay at the upscale Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island, Ga. After all, if John Kennedy Jr. chose it for his wedding, surely it would be perfect for our anniversary.

Museum of Aviation: FREE Family Adventure South of Atlanta

The Museum of Aviation in central Georgia is a truly a wonderful place to visit for those interested in aviation, but it's also a great stop for those traveling south from Atlanta with kids.

Hidden Gems For The Whole Family To Enjoy at Georgia State Parks

Most of the Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites have identified their “hidden gems” – those special attributes, trails or unusual elements that make them special. Some of these are available for anyone to see them (as long as you know what to look for) and others are only available through guided walks at certain…

New Echota and the Trail of Tears in Georgia

New Echota is a wonderful jumping off point for sharing the Trail of Tears with your kiddos. It's a story that I'm obsessed with now, and a good reason to teach our kids about valuing curiosity over fear..especially when someone is different than we are. You'll also find a list of other Trail of Tears…

18 Thomasville Ga. Restaurants with Big City Epicurean Delights

These 18 memorable restaurants in Thomasville Ga. are worthy of a visit. Whether you want a place to eat with kids, just the girls or a date night - we've picked the right spot for your dining needs.

Finding the Secrets of the Gullah Geechee on St. Simons Island

The Gullah Geechee is the name given to the decedents of African slaves from west and central Africa who worked the southern rice and cotton plantations from coastal North Carolina to Florida. More so than some slave cultures, the Gullah Geechee retained a lot of their African heritage and passed down a strong sense of…

Hard Labor Creek State Park: An Affordable Family Resort

Looking for a resort vacation on a budget? Try Hard Labor Creek State Park, one of the largest in the Georgia State Park system. Swim, golf, fish, boat, hike, bike, even play miniature golf at this park about an hour from Atlanta near Rutledge, Ga. Hard Labor Creek State Park: An Affordable Family Resort It’s an unusual…

The Weird, Wacky and Wonderful School Bus Graveyard [video]

What happens when a school bus no longer takes kids to school? It goes to a school bus graveyard of course, & the Alonzo Wade school bus graveyard in North Georgia is truly a special roadside attraction you don't want to miss.

Excellent Kid-Friendly Accommodations and Hotels In Savannah Ga (& Tybee!)

A weekend in Savannah, GA., is one of our favorite, and easiest getaways. Georgia’s oldest city is charming, affordable, historic – and the famous Leopold's Ice Cream is worth the drive on its own! With a children’s museum, dolphin and boat tours, a state park and a beach nearby, it’s a perfect place to take…

Fort Mountain State Park – Chatsworth, Ga

If you are looking for Georgia State Parks with cabins, especially for a fall get away, then head to Fort Mountain State Park, near the Cohutta Wilderness.

Radium Springs in Albany, Ga

Radium Springs | Albany, Ga 2501 Radium Springs RoadAlbany, GaView Website Radium Springs is one of Georgia’s seven wonders, located in Albany.  It is a natural blue hole cave that pumps 7,000 gallons of natural spring water every day.  The water is crystal clear so you can see fish and turtles swimming near the cave…

A Lake Oconee Luxury Vacation with Reynolds Lake Oconee

Many people know about the upscale community and the neighboring Ritz-Carlton Lake Oconee resort, but did you know that Reynolds Lake Oconee also offers cottages and condos for short term rental? Whether you are escaping as a couple or bringing the entire family for a week of outdoor fun, there is no shortage of excitement…

13 Ways to play this summer at The Rock Ranch – The Rock, Ga

We filled an entire day with excitement and didn’t even get to try our hand at everything. I read somewhere that there are over 35 activities for families…THIRTY FIVE! Here are a few of our favorites.

The Essentials for a Perfect Lake Blue Ridge Getaway

A Georgia lake with clear water in the north Georgia mountains? Yes, please!  Enter:  Lake Blue Ridge in North Georgia.  The crystal clear, aquamarine waters will make you want to jump right in! Lake Blue Ridge is a 3,290-acre lake in Fannin County.  It's one of the most picturesque mountain lakes in the state, and…

Drink Up! At These 37+ Essential Breweries in Atlanta Leading the Craft

We've searched high and low within the city and around the Metro to bring you a list of Atlanta's most essential breweries. From rich heady porters in a modest setting, to sours and ales in repurposed spaces, this is your definitive bucket list of breweries in Atlanta and the Metro.

9 Undeniable Reasons To Visit Lake Blackshear Resort

Lake Blackshear Resort sits in Middle Georgia, with beautiful views of the lake created from the Flint River. Cypress trees and Spanish moss dot the edges of the lake, creating a spectacular view from the resort. With the proximity within Ga Veterans State Park and the SAM Shortline, this is a relaxing and memorable place…

25+ Savannah Ghost Tours & Pirate Events Guaranteed To Thrill

Looking for some great, spooky, scary, and downright creepy Savannah ghost tours?  We've got them!  Savannah isn't considered America's Most Haunted City for nothing -- and they've got the tours to prove it.

Your Guide to Finding the St. Simons Island Tree Spirits

What are the St. Simons Island Tree Spirits? Well if you look closely, down a side street, just off the main drag, past the tourists dashing about, you might find them. They are serene. Enchanting. Perhaps contemplating the changes their vessel has seen. Perhaps longing for another voyage. They are the tree spirits of St. Simons Island…

Lady Jane Shrimp Boat: You Absolutely MUST do this Excursion

The Lady Jane Shrimp Boat cruise is the best family excursion along the Georgia coast. Our family has done it several times we like it so much. Each time is different, as you pull up and investigate what's in the sea that day. Here's why you should book the cruise before your next visit to…

Florence Marina State Park: 5 Impressive Camping Insights Revealed

My family just returned from a camping trip at Florence Marina State Park, just south of Columbus, and we had the best time! I had never been camping at Florence Marina before, and we definitely learned a few things while we were there.

13 Reasons You Should Not Miss the Helen Ga Christmas Spectacular [VIDEO]

December in Helen is a time of grandeur, with German Christmas flare in the Blue Ridge Mountains that every family must experience at least once. Here are six Christmas events that make 2019 your year to visit!!

28 Reasons You’ll Fall In Love With INK in Gainesville, GA

INK, the Interactive Neighborhood for Kids provides amazing ways to engage children’s bodies and minds through a warehouse full of interactive exhibits!

History of Savannah: Understanding the Bravery of the Gullah Geechee

The history of Savannah is, well, complicated. There is a history we hear most often, of a city founded in 1733 along the Savannah River, laid out in squares by founder General James Oglethorpe. This final American colony was named Georgia after King George II of England. During the antebellum period, Savannah became a city…

Romantic Mountain Getaway in Sautee-Nacoochee, GA

Looking for a romantic mountain getaway that’s still within an easy drive of metro Atlanta? Hop in your car, and head northeast to Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia, just an easy 90 minute drive of metro Atlanta. This small town is the perfect destination for couples looking to escape the city and enjoy everything from browsing through shops,…

Jekyll Island Club Hotel: An idyllic family beach vacation resort

Jekyll Island, once home to America’s privileged politicians, businessmen, socialites and such, was the perfect place to create an exclusive social club for wealthy Americans. Today, you can experience a taste of that family –friendly luxury at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Whether you are after architectural highlights, history or fun, you will love a…

A Memorable Family Weekend in Blairsville (Itinerary)

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday family life with a weekend getaway to Blairsville, an official Appalachian Trail community in Union County, Ga. Don’t have time to plan the trip. We get it. That’s why we put together this itinerary for you – just follow along for a fun couple of days connecting with…

Magnolia Springs State Park

I visited Magnolia Springs State Park recently while staying at Georgia L Smith State Park, and I could not pass up the opportunity to tell you about it!  They are about 20 minutes from each other, both midway between Macon and Savannah. Magnolia Springs is home to two interesting and important attractions.  I'll admit, it…

Lake Sinclair +17 More Reasons Nature-Lovers Should Visit Milledgeville

With no major hotels, or national brands, Lake Sinclair is a secret find in Georgia's lake country, & there are tons of outdoor activities off the lake too.

Foot Golf Georgia: An Awesome Golf Course Game w/o Clubs

The Spanish moss draped trees lined the course for foot golf. Georgia has several courses, but we played Sea Palms in St. Simons Island. One boy heading his soccer ball, one kicking it along, the other carrying it, running to catch up to play the next hole. The boys were all about the competition in…

Calhoun, Ga: Where History and the Great Outdoors Come Alive

Calhoun, Ga and all of Gordon County are home to a rich Native American and Civil War history and are filled with an array of outdoor adventure, making it an ideal spot for adventurous families. Here’s everything you need to know to fill a wonderful weekend in Northwest Georgia.

Cane Creek Falls in Dahlonega, Ga

Cane Creek Falls | Dahlonega 865 Camp Glisson Rd Dahlonega, GAView Website Cane Creek Falls is a pretty, short stop when in Dahlonega. It was not at all what I expected....we found ourselves weaving around a Methodist Church Camp/Retreat to get to the falls.  The GPS took us in the back way, but upon finding…

Mountain Crossings at Walasi-Yi

The boys and I took a trip to Blairsville, and we made a stop at Mountain Crossings per the recommendation of Eric from Atlanta Trails. I am so glad he told us about this place! The building was completed in 1937, the same year that the Appalachian Trail was completed, and it marks the only…

10 Superb Labor Day Weekend Getaways That Say Goodbye To Summer

Looking for last minute deals and steals for a memorable Labor Day Weekend Getaway?? Maybe you are ready to escape the city for a bit, touring some of our mountains, beaches or neighboring states. We’ve got a list of nine unique ways to get out of Atlanta for the long weekend.

Carters Lake: 25+ Fun Ways To Explore Ellijay’s Top Attraction

Each Georgia Lake has a personality all its own. Ellijay’s Carters Lake, in the North Georgia mountains, is like a fine cotton t-shirt - comfortable, casual, with an understated elegance that never goes out of style.

21 Dreamy Blue Ridge Cabin Rentals For Every Type Of Traveler

Looking to explore one of Georgia's most favored towns, nestled in the lower section of the Appalachian Mountains. Our suggestion? You need a weekend at least - so stay a while in one of these amazing Blue Ridge cabins. Explore the town, hike the trails, catch a few trout...then come back to home base for a…

National Infantry Museum Voted Best Free Museum in America

The National Infantry Museum and Solider Center in Fort Benning, Ga., near Columbus is a must see attraction in Georgia and best of all, it's FREE. We aren't the only ones who think so. The National Infantry Museum was recently voted the best free museum in America by USA Today. photo courtesy…

Paddle George L Smith State Parks’ Amazing Black Water

George L Smith State Park is about 3 hours from Atlanta, on the way to Savannah.  We recently spent three days/two nights there.  It was peaceful and serene. The cottages were well equipped, and the grist mill/dam offered a fun way to learn about the history of the area.  We canoed the lake made by…

Amazeballs Things to do in Thomasville Ga. for an Active Girls Getaway

If you want to do more than just shop and spa on your girlfriends getaway, there are tons of things to do in Thomasville Ga. for an active weekend. Get outside, learn something new, be active - you can find it all in Thomasville - plus a few spas too.

The Beloved Springer Mountain Trail is Great For Every Age

Springer Mountain Trail View Website for more info and directions With our ever-growing love of the Appalachian Trail, it was time to make the trek to Springer Mountain. We went on a cold winter morning with Candy and her kids from Happy Trails, Wild Tails. Fun fact... Candy's partner helped build the Springer Mtn shelter, so…

Callaway Gardens Treetop Adventure Thrills Ages 4 and Up

The TreeTop Adventure at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. is a combination of a challenging ropes course and moderate zip lines. The combination is a whole lot of fun, especially for tweens and teens.

Day 219 – Marble Mine Trail at James H. Floyd State Park

If you read about Howard Finster's Paradise Gardens a few days ago, you know we were up in Summerville recently. While there, we stayed at the cottages within James H. ("Sloppy") Floyd State Park. This allowed us to hike several of the trails there, including the Marble Mine Trail. The Marble Mine Trail is fairly…

Exploring Fort King George Historical Site

At Fort King George, hubby and I enjoyed learning about why this bluff was such a special part of Georgia’s history…and the boys LOVED exploring the site, climbing in the fort and “battling” each other on the marshes.

For The Love Of Pasaquan: 7 Things We Can All Learn From St EOM

Have you heard of Pasaquan? Not sure what it is? Short answer: It's a unique folk art installation/collection in middle Georgia, just south of Columbus created by Eddie Owens Martin (St EOM.) But the long answer is much more interesting!

Jekyll Ocean Club: Sophisticated Addition to Stunning Georgia Coast [video]

Sophisticated, yet casual. That was my first thought when we opened the doors to the Jekyll Ocean Club Hotel, the newest hotel on Georgia's Jekyll Island. Since our room wasn't ready, we lounged on the comfy couches in the living room, my 13-year-old sprawled out with his feet curled up reading a book, just like…

10+ Sensational Special Events at Callaway Gardens, Ga.

Callaway Gardens, Ga. is a special place during the holidays, but the Pine Mountain, Ga. attraction has several other incredible, can't miss seasonal festivals and events too. Here's what you need to know to plan a years worth of visits to Callaway Gardens, Ga. Special Events and Festivals at Callaway Gardens, Ga. The holidays aren't the only time…

Holiday Inn Jekyll Island A Family Escape on Georgia’s Protected Coast

The Holiday Inn Jekyll Island a perfect family-friendly hotel located in the middle of Jekyll Island. Jekyll is one of Georgia's barrier islands, and it is owned by the State of Georgia. What's noteworthy about the island is that 65 percent of Jekyll is protected land, so there is limited development, and lots of natural…

30+ Kids Bowl Free and Discount Bowling Programs in Georgia

Kids Bowl Free and Summer Games are two ways to beat the summer heat and keep kids active. Sign up for Kids Bowl Free and get two free bowling games every day. The Summer Games kids bowling program doesn't offer free bowling games for kids, but it could be a better deal. We'll tell you…

Finding Beauty in the Junkyard at Old Car City USA [video]

I first learned about Old Car City USA from Georgia Traveler, and I was hooked immediately. And I'm not the only one. Here's why you'll want to stop at this very unusual, and special junk yard. Finding Beauty at Old Car City, White, Ga. My husband and I appreciate photography and old cars, so Old…

17 Ellijay, Ga Cabin Rentals & Overnight Options To Die For (+ insider tips)

Advertiser Content Cozy up by the fire in Autumn. Watch the snow fall from the window in Winter. See the mountains come alive in Spring, or head out on the lake in Summer.  Everyday is perfect for an overnight in one of the many Ellijay, Ga cabin rentals dotting the mountainside. …

Foxfire Museum – Mountain City, Ga

Foxfire Museum is a replica of a southern appalachian town, created by students and based on Foxfire Magazine.

Your Complete Guide to Georgia’s Kid-Friendly NASCAR Race Weekend

Atlanta Motor Speedway hosts race #2 of the season in the “Chase for the Cup” -- right after the legendary Daytona 500 -- and this Georgia event is SUPER kid-friendly and full of FREE fun!

Leopold’s Ice Cream – A Delicious Savannah Treat

Leopold's ice cream melts just enough to truly taste the flavors. The secret could be the cream they use. Leopold's is very picky about their cream. Or maybe it’s the premium local ingredients, like honey from the Savannah Bee Company they mix into the ice cream.

50+ Delicious Reasons to Make a Pitstop at Farmview Market

If you take a foodie to Farmview Market, you are probably making a rest stop driving east from Atlanta along I-20. The foodie will notice the local produce and Georgia Grown products and want to linger. The Foodie will linger so long, he’ll get hungry and get a meal at the Farmview Café, the only…

15 Epic Civil Rights Museum Stops Designed To Defeat Hate

Bravery. Tragedy. Heroism. Those three words come to mind when I think about the Civil Rights Movement. Things are better...but we still have a long way to go. Why? So we don't make those same mistakes in the future. We've highlighted some of the stops along this regional Civil Rights Trail (along with a few…

15 Restaurants in Helen, Ga: The Best Places to Nosh

Helen, Georgia is one of the state's cherished North Georgia towns, with so much to do! No matter how you adventure, you're going to need some fuel! These are our favorite restaurants in Helen, GA.

Fort Gaines, Ga: Hidden Gems Like George T. Bagby State Park

George T. Bagby State Park, in Fort Gaines, Ga. is located along the banks of the 48,000 acre Lake Walter F. George. On a recent spring break trip, we took some time to explore this often overlooked Georgia State Park, and the surrounding Fort Gaines community. What we found was lots of inexpensive fun. Here…

47 Southeast Treehouse Rentals Ideal for Social Distancing (Family & Date Night Options)

These treehouse rentals in the Southeast are the best of the best, with options for families or date-night escapes. From romantic to rustic...and from Alabama to the Atlantic, there is something here you're bound to love.

Top 10 Reasons You’re Going To LOVE Lane Packing Southern Orchards

Here are 10 reasons Lane Packing Southern Orchards is the perfect place to find those delicious and locally grown Georgia peaches!

Wickedly Delicious Rock House Creamery (& Dairy Farm Tour)

Long before the world heard of country music singer Luke Bryan's farm tour, locals and tourists alike were learning about where milk and cheese come from by touring what is now Rock House Dairy Farm and Creamery in Newborn, Ga. Newborn is located between Atlanta and Athens, just outside the antebellum town of Madison Georgia, and…

Richard B Russell State Park in Elberton, Ga

The primary draw of Richard B Russell State Park (arguably) is the park’s 18-hole Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course, but there is much more here than just golf.

Ocmulgee National Monument: An Unforgettable Living-History Journey

I love the Ocmulgee National Monument!  It is one of those places that just has everything you need for a fun day with the family.  It has 6 miles of hiking trails, an awesome visitor center, and Mississippian Indian mounds -- one you can go inside, and ones you can climb.  I mean, this place…

Fort Frederica Jr Ranger Program Excites Kids About History

One of our favorite Junior Ranger programs is at Fort Frederica St. Simons Island, Ga. Fort Frederica guarded the coast from the Spanish who occupied nearby St. Augustine (at the Castillo de San Marco – another one of our favorite field trips). The fort is now a National Park Service site that is an exceptional…

Bragg Jam: Macon’s Absurdly Cool Progressive Music Crawl

My kids are at an age where they love live music. So when I heard about Bragg Jam, a progressive concert in downtown Macon, Ga., we made a date to go with the teens. With 19 stages and 90 bands, it was a lot to take in, and we weren't sure what to expect. Here's…

Tour Central State Hospital: Milledgeville’s Abandoned Insane Asylum

Once a month Milledgeville, Georgia offers a tour of the Georgia Lunatic, Idiot and Epileptic Asylum. We believe this tour offers the perfect reason to day trip to the area...and here's why!

Quail Hunting Georgia | A Beginner’s Guide To This Unique Old South Sport

Want to try quail hunting? Georgia has some beautiful southern plantations that cater to every level of hunter, but shooting isn’t the only reason to visit. Here's what we found on our first trip to Quail Country Plantation near Thomasville, Ga. And why we'll be back.

23 Covid-Friendly Travel Activities To Do This Summer

This summer in the time of COVID-19 may look different than past summers, but that doesn't mean it needs to be any less fun! There are so many things you and your family can experience, without gathering in large groups.…

35 Tiny House Rentals in Georgia (Perfect For A Huge Adventure)

The tiny house movement is still alive and well in the world, but not everyone is willing and able to take advantage on a full time basis. If you want a taste of living in a small space, without sacrificing design...check out these tiny house rentals here in Georgia. Tiny House Living The list of…

23+ Savannah Tours Actually Worth Your Time and Money

To really get an idea how wonderful and unique Savannah really is, you absolutely must take a tour! Savannah has food tours, sightseeing tours, bike tours, walking tours, Segway tours, ghost tours, city tours, and cemetery tours -- just to name a few!

Candlelight Forest: Georgia’s Sweet Little Secret Getaway Spot [video]

If you are looking for a getaway that takes you far away from crowds... offers plenty of outdoor activities... works for couples, kids, or multi-generational families... helps you forget your worries... and puts a focus on FUN... Candlelight Forest is calling your name. Sleep in a treehouse When I first learned about the two treehouses…

30 Lake House Rentals (+ Riverside Cabins) Near Atlanta

The best remedy for a hot Georgia summer? A lake house rental not too far from home!

Appalachian Trail Rides: 5 Reasons to Visit Right Now

Appalachian Trail Rides was the perfect inaugural horseback riding adventure for our boys! My only complaint (I say in jest) is that the friendly guides, gentle horses and amazing experience has them officially hooked. I see a regular array of riding adventures - maybe even lessons - in our future. If you are looking for…

Worth the Splurge: A Great Wolf Lodge Cabana

Ask my kids about their "happy place" and they will tell you it's Great Wolf Lodge. We've had multiple birthdays here, we've splashed with cousins, we've howled with grandparents. We've been in winter; we've been in summer. But we've never rented a Great Wolf Lodge cabana - until now. YES! Great Wolf Lodge has re-opened!…

25 Beach House Rentals on AirBnB’s Most Popular SE Beaches

AirBnB shared with us their most popular southeast beach destinations for 2020. The good news is that being popular doesn't necessarily mean being crowded. With the right selection from our list of beach house rentals, it's easy to get a way with family (and/or friends you've trusted to "distance with") for the perfect beach vacation.…

Bell Mountain: The Best Little Non-Hike in Georgia

Bell Mountain Park and Historical Site doesn't require a hike, but the views will make you think you've traversed the wild forests and mountains of Towns County. The Non-Hike When we shared our hike on Instagram a few weeks ago, the biggest question we got was, "How far is the hike?" Good news! There is…

Helen’s 50th Anniversary Oktoberfest Parade is Outdoors on Sept 12

With a history dating back to 1969, the Bavarian town of Alpine Helen-White County, about an hour and a half north of Atlanta, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oktoberfest—Helen’s biggest celebration and the longest running Oktoberfest in the United States—with a parade beginning at noon on September 12 in downtown Helen. While the city has deemed…

Atlanta CityPASS: Is it for you?

If you're looking for entertainment and fun -- Atlanta's got it. You know this -- but have you really explored it all? Maybe you want to, but it can be costly to hit all the major Atlanta attractions this wonderful city has to offer. Enter: Atlanta CityPASS! Atlanta CityPASS is a great way to explore…