Obviously, travel isn't essential right now so if you don't feel comfortable doing it, definitely stay home. But in terms of places that are safe to visit right now, Atlanta, Georgia is among them. Atlanta and many of its surrounding communities have a mask mandate for public spaces and government buildings. All major attractions also require face coverings and have timed … [Read more...] about 21 Safe Things to Do in Atlanta Right Now
A great addition to the hotels of downtown Atlanta is The Candler Hotel. The 17-story high rise was the tallest in the city when it was built in 1906. It was constructed by Asa Griggs Candler, the founder of Coca-Cola. The building itself was originally created as an office complex, home to the headquarters of Central Bank and Trust. Johnnie Cochran had an office here along … [Read more...] about Southern Stays: The Candler Hotel
Alice Malsenior Walker was born on February 9, 1944, to sharecroppers in rural northeast Georgia. She was the youngest of eight children and at a young age was partially blinded by a BB gun. She enjoyed poetry and writing and excelled in school, later becoming her high school valedictorian. In 1961, she left small-town life to attend Spelman College in Atlanta on a … [Read more...] about Literary South: Alice Walker
Many travelers heading south to Florida pass through Atlanta and South Georgia on their way to Gainesville and beyond. It's one of two routes on major highways but you can also detour to the small towns that run alongside the highway for an enjoyable road trip. While I-75 is the fastest route, following the first half of the road trip between Atlanta and Savannah, you can … [Read more...] about Road Tripping From Atlanta to Gainesville
Both Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina have been called the "capital of the New South," with impressive skylines and major industries. Both had industrial beginnings, namely railroad and cotton. Both have major international airports. But the cities aren’t rivals as much as they are sisters. It’s like how you might compare London and Paris. Both are … [Read more...] about Atlanta vs. Charlotte: Who Does It Better?