WALKING IN SENOIA

Even those who don’t care about zombies will enjoy this little town

The Waking Dead Cafe is an extension of the Woodbury Shoppe that sells Walking Dead-related merchandise on Main Street.

Every Sunday night this time of year, millions of people across America are glued to their TV sets, eagerly watching the latest episode of the hit apocalyptic thriller The Walking Dead. Like the swarms […]

ATLANTA’S NEWEST AIRPORT HOTEL TAKES FLIGHT

Why Marriott’s next-level property at Hartsfield- Jackson is attracting both visitors and locals

The Renaissance at Hartsfield-Jackson boasts fun touches not found at your typical airport hotel.

When Atlantans head to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, it’s typically because they’re going out of town. But we’ve found a good reason to head to the airport and stay in town. And that would be the recently opened Renaissance […]

MOUNTAINS’ MAJESTY

SCENIC HELEN, GEORGIA, GETS ITS FIRST LUXURY RESORT

It’s late June, when the temps are reaching up into the 90s across most of Georgia, and I’m sleeping comfortably in my hotel room with the patio door open, having been lulled into slumber by the soothing sounds of Mother Nature. It’s a surprisingly cool summer night, even for the North Georgia mountains, making my stay at the newly […]

A SHORT DRIVE TO SOME BIG WHITEWATER

DISCOVER A DIFFERENT, MORE DRAMATIC CHATTAHOOCHEE IN COLUMBUS, GEORGIA

Drifting in a raft in the calm, swift current down the Chattahoochee River toward the churning Class III, IV and V rapids ahead, our river guide, Mookie, gives a brief history of Columbus, Georgia.

“If you look ahead you’ll see a building with a tin roof,” he begins. “That’s where Christopher Columbus first landed after sailing the Nina, the […]

SHIP AHOY!

RENT A HOUSEBOAT FOR AN OUT-OF-THE ORDINARY OVERNIGHT ON LAKE LANIER

After hours spent navigating through waves and around bends, your boat lands on a private island dotted with trees. You climb ashore and hit the sandy beach to collect shells, enjoy a picnic lunch and relax under the sun. This idyllic scene feels a world away from the bustle of Buckhead, and yet it’s so close you’ve probably driven by it dozens of times.

If […]

AWAY TO ALPHARETTA

A 24-HOUR VISIT TO A BURGEONING ATLANTA SUBURB

Alpharetta’s picturesque downtown is ideal for a family stroll.

I’ll admit it: I’m a bit of an intown snob. I love being close to the beating heart of the city and the interesting people it attracts. So when my family and I took off for a quick staycation in Alpharetta, I was unsure what this suburb 20 […]

TIME TO UNWINE-D

The best of Helen, Georgia, beyond the kitsch.

Helen’s architecture embraces the designs traditionally found in Germany’s Bavaria region.

Driving two hours north of Buckhead can feel like crossing into a totally different country— especially in the Alpine town of Helen, which is as close to Germany as you can get in Georgia without a passport. Originally inhabited by Cherokee tribes and later European miners, […]

SHOP, DROP, REPEAT

New hotel offers a revival oasis between binges.

The recently-opened AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead sits on the edge of Phipps Plaza.

The recently-opened AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead sits on the edge of Phipps Plaza.

The sun begins to edge around the corner of the dark drapes covering two picture windows. The crisp linen sheets and the fluffy duvet are hard to leave, but there’s a […]

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON IN COVINGTON

Relax in style at the charming Twelve Oaks B&B, an 1836 estate that has been lovingly restored to its former glory.

Relax in style at the charming Twelve Oaks B&B, an 1836 estate that has been lovingly restored to its former glory.

This quaint Georgia town will both entertain and refresh

Traffic. Deadlines at work. Presidential campaign overload. You name it: Sometimes the stresses of […]

A TOURIST IN TOWN

Part of Marriott's Autograph Collection, The Glenn Hotel provides a boutique, intimate stay.

Part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, The Glenn Hotel provides a boutique, intimate stay.

Experience the best of downtown Atlanta.

Atlantans tend to “get in and get out” of downtown Atlanta, stopping by for concerts or sporting events and then fleeing for more familiar territory. But the area begs a wary local’s second […]