Tag archives for Georgia

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!

Stalking Otis Redding…Again.

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,…

Savannah is known for its sultry weather, legendary squares and TV chefs with oversized personalities. But take the kids to America’s first planned city, and you’ll see this place from a completely different perspective. It helps to visit during a cold snap in early February. The last time we’d been in town, before kids, it…

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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]

On April 24th, the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) kicks off their 30th Sidewalk Arts Festival in Savannah’s historic Forsyth Park, adding an entire new palette of colors to the springtime botanical bliss of azaleas and lilies. If sidewalk chalk viewing doesn’t sound like the highbrow art experience you have in mind, let…

Georgia on My Mind

After a lovely long Labor Day weekend, I’m back at my desk and wishing I was still on the beach at Tybee Island, Georgia. I headed down south to Savannah and Tybee this past weekend and relied heavily on your picks, so thanks to all those of you who submitted them. They were, as always,…

As Labor Day weekend approaches, Traveler staffers are fanning across the country for their end-of-summer getaways. IT editor Janelle Nanos has Georgia on her mind. I’m meeting up with my extended family in Georgia this weekend, splitting my time between Savannah and Tybee Island, so I’m looking for suggestions on what not to miss. What…

Tour Guide: Ghosts

Do you believe in ghosts? Whether you do or not, around this time of year we like to give ghosts the benefit of the doubt. Here are some tours that will leave the hair standing on your neck this Halloween. Alexandria, Virginia: Check out Old Town Alexandria to catch a glimpse of the spirit of…