Hotel Indigo is a unique chain of hotels that are a part of the Intercontinental Hotels Group, but each property is unique to its location. They could be in historic buildings or in hip neighborhoods, but the brand does its best to incorporate a local experience for travelers. The Athens location is no different. The design of the building itself is based upon the covered … [Read more...] about Southern Stays: Hotel Indigo Athens
The South is the land of college football as a religion, so it makes sense that the college towns here are on another level than those you'll find anywhere else in the country. What makes a great college town is a level of pride, not just for the school and its sports teams, but for the city as a whole. It has its own culture outside of the university, particularly in those … [Read more...] about The South’s Best College Towns
Credit: bradalmanac R.E.M. is one of the most beloved bands from the 1990s, with hits like "End of the World" and "Superman." Formed in Athens, Georgia in 1980, the band released their first album, Murmur, which features a well-known abandoned railroad trestle in their hometown on the jacket cover. After a handful of mediocre names, the band settled on "R.E.M.," the … [Read more...] about Music Monday: R.E.M.
In the style of John Hughes classics, The Spectacular Now brings opposites together as hard-partying Sutter, played by Miles Teller, falls for good girl Amy, played by Shailene Woodley. She plans for her future while he plans for the next party. Kyle Chandler and Jennifer Jason Leigh play supporting roles. The movie was filmed all around Athens, including on the University of … [Read more...] about Film Friday: The Spectacular Now
This week's Small Town Saturday is in honor of my sister Rachel, who is now back in Athens, GA to attend her second year at the University of Georgia. Many college towns don't seem to have much going on outside of the school, but Athens is rich in Antebellum history and has a music scene that famously supported bands R.E.M. and the B-52s. It's also developing a well-known … [Read more...] about Small Town Saturday: Athens, GA