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I Heart My City: Elizabeth’s Atlanta

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Elizabeth Jarrett has a special love for Atlanta, Georgia, and the people who live there. Deeply entrenched in the Georgia capital’s creative class, Elizabeth is a founding member of the Collective Project theater company, hosts the Natural Selection variety show, works as a gallery curator, and runs Common Ground, an organization focused on strengthening communities through the arts. Here are a few of her favorite things about the city she’s proud to call home.

Travel Tips From Top Family Bloggers

This spring, I attended the Mom 2.0 Summit, a gathering of some of the most talented family bloggers and female entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Canada. While these women run the gamut when it comes to coverage–from politics to design–many of them are leaders in the travel blogging community. And who better to pump for tips about family travel than parents who embrace it as a lifestyle? Here are eight recs to remember the next time you’re planning a trip with the kids.

10 Reasons to Love Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward

One of the Atlanta’s most desirable neighborhoods in the late 19th century before falling into disrepair in the 1960s, the Old Fourth Ward is also where Martin Luther King, Jr., grew up and honed his preaching style. In recent years, the “O4W” has become a striking symbol of intelligent gentrification in the Georgia capital, a place where abandoned warehouses are being converted to lofts and small businesses are thriving–while the authentic flavor of this historic area remains preserved. Here are ten reasons to love this ever-evolving neighborhood.

The Layover Makeover

In more than 50 years of airplane travel I’ve logged hundreds of hours in airports. I note this as I sit, facing an unexpected and lengthy delay, in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. My instinct is to spend as little time as possible here, yet these days I’m conflicted. This is no longer the drab place that 20 years ago offered travelers a handful of newsstands and fast-food joints. These days, Atlanta’s airport, joining many others around the world, is a little city with a broad range of diversions. Now the question is: Should I stay or should I go?

I Heart My City: Caroline’s Atlanta

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Caroline Eubanks has lived everywhere from Charleston to Sydney, but continually finds herself drawn back to her place of origin: Atlanta, Georgia. She shares her hometown pride on her blogs “Caroline in the City” and “This Is My South” and now she’s sharing some of her hard-won insider secrets with the Intelligent Travel community.

A Tale of Two Aquariums — But Which One’s Better?

At the world-famous aquarium in Monterey (where Curious Traveler Shannon Switzer is passing through right about now), jellyfish are the star attractions. Varieties you never imagined existed float silently in tanks flooded in blue light. It’s spectacular. In Atlanta’s aquarium, it’s the whale sharks. You never expected to see these enormous creatures outside a TV documentary, yet there they are in front of you. And they’re amazing. Which one’s better? Or is there a better one out there? Tell us your opinion by leaving a comment!

The Radar: Epic NZ Adventures, U.S. Fruit Festivals, Top Ecotourism Destinations

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Get your thrill on in New Zealand where a sense of adventure seems to be imprinted into the locals’ DNA. Try one of these five epic adventures in New Zealand, like heli-hiking or canyon swinging, to really get your adrenalin pumping. [Go Backpacking]

Atlanta is for Louvre-ers

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Le Musée du Louvre? Ici? Oui! Thanks to a ongoing partnership between the Louvre and Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, you can view a selection of the Louvre’s masterpieces sans international airfares. The exhibit, titled “The Louvre and the Masterpiece,” is the third and final installment in a series of year-long exhibits on loan from…