Tag archives for Georgia
When you work at National Geographic, one of the first questions people ask is if you get to travel. The answer is often yes, but one of the best parts of the job is being surrounded by sharp, globe-trotting people, and getting to hear their stories. That’s why we asked folks on the Nat Geo Travel team to share a story about the best trip they’ve taken in the past year with our readers. So if you’re searching for inspiration for your next adventure, look no further.
The summer break is winding down, which only means one thing: School is back in session. From moving day to parents weekend, this roster of grade-A boutique hotels has you covered.
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.
Whenever folks hear I’m from Savannah, they want to know if it’s still the same as it was in John Berendt’s best-selling “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” They wonder, does the city still have the book’s romance—the mad artists, the oppressive beauty, the fever dreams of blood and passion?
I tell them, well, not if you just stay downtown.
Georgians say that when God divided Earth’s land among its peoples, the Georgians showed up late, drunk. They’d been toasting and praising him, they claimed. God so liked this excuse that he gave them his own land: the most fertile of all. Here’s a brief insider’s guide to this cultural crossroads in the Caucasus. …
There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in March…
Urban Insider Annie Fitzsimmons delivers the best of holiday gingerbread displays from hotels around the world.
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!
Her name is Karla, and her dad was Otis. Otis Redding. I’m praying she won’t recognize me — my hair was longer then; a few more grays in my beard. The whole “me camping outside their house thing” happened years ago. Surely they’d forgotten, right? I couldn’t have been the only slightly deranged fan to show up on their doorstep.
Stroll down Savannah’s picturesque Jones Street any morning around 10:30 and you’ll see a line beginning to form outside a gorgeous old home called Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room.
“Hi, this is Aric – I’m either unavailable, or I’m avoiding someone. Leave me a message, and if I don’t call back… it was you.”
“Hi, Aric – this is Paul, returning your call. Hope you’re not avoiding too many people. You might miss a few who are worth it. Call me back when you can.”
Photojournalist Gaby Varela is currently based in Boston, but before that the former Traveler photo intern lived in Savannah off and on for six years. She says Savannah offers the best of city living and small town charm all in one package with its vibrant art scene, close-knit community, and air of mystery. And if you’re an out-of-towner,…