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 […]

CHASE THE BLUES AWAY

Three perfect days in Blue Ridge.

Centrally located, Blue Ridge Grocery is a great place to stop for a bite.

Centrally located, Blue Ridge Grocery is a great place to stop for a bite.

Summers are made for vacations, but far-flung destinations sometimes require enough planning to make us feel we need a vacation from the vacation. A near-perfect antidote to the planning blues is […]

REDISCOVER THE PAST

ANTIQUING IN MONROE.

The body of a Jeep as a desk? Ian Henderson's Antique Mall has got one just for you.

The body of a Jeep as a desk? Ian Henderson’s Antique Mall has got one just for you.

Around the turn of the 20th century, cotton was king, and Monroe, Georgia, thrived as a textile giant. Fast-forward more than a century, and now those […]

FOOD REVIVAL

Culinary thumbs elevate a 100-year-old North Georgia inn.

The front porch beckons with lounge chairs and daily wine tastings.

The front porch beckons with lounge chairs and daily wine tastings.

Looking to explore a new piece of North Georgia country, I took off for a Saturday in Clayton, which sits only an hour and a half north of Buckhead. The main attraction on my visit was […]

TO THE RITZ, PLEASE, JAMES!

Stately Buckhead hotel offers abundant opportunities for relaxation and luxury.

The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, has cut an elegant figure on Peachtree Road across from Lenox Square since 1984.

Give me a hotel where I can squirrel away for a weekend, hidden from civilization, and I am a happy camper. The crisp white sheets, the room service, the blackout shades, the “do not disturb” signs. Bellhop, take me […]

FARM TO FORK

Rabun County is a hotbed for grazing quality cuisine.

The menu at The Farmhouse at Persimmon Creek changes on a weekly basis, depending on what produce is in season.

The menu at The Farmhouse at Persimmon Creek changes on a weekly basis, depending on what produce is in season.

I have serious North Georgia lake-house aspirations. One day, I’ll call a little slice of lakefront with […]

TAKE A HIKE

A rustic inn above Amicalola Falls is worth the 5-mile climb to get there.

The inn is operated by nonprofit Appalachian Education and Recreations Services Inc., and accepts both donations and traveler volunteers to support its mission of protecting Georgia’s natural resources. The inn is operated by nonprofit Appalachian Education and Recreations Services Inc., and accepts both donations and traveler volunteers to support its […]

A VIEW WITH A THRILL

See fall from a dizzying height at Banning Mills.

Look, Ma! No hands! The more intrepid riders of the Banning Mills zip lines soar like the birds over the tree canopy.

Look, Ma! No hands! The more intrepid riders of the Banning Mills zip lines soar like the birds over the tree canopy.

Georgia enjoys the distinction of sporting vivid fall colors, without the accompanying […]

Plantation bliss

A visit to The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation is the perfect recipe for family-friendly relaxation.

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation offers 30 acres of shoreline on Lake Oconee.

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation offers 30 acres of shoreline on Lake Oconee.

Sometimes you just need to get out of town. It doesn’t matter how far you go just as long as it’s away from the list of to-do’s […]