oct. 21-29, 2011
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Jan Gets a Blog!
I realized one of my long-time goals and launched my Girl on the Go blog covering travel-related news, events in Atlanta and relationships. Check out other blogs from travelgirl contributors here.
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See Rock City
If your memories of Rock City, that kitschy tourist attraction in Chattanooga, TN, are like mine, they involve gnomes, Fat Man's Squeeze and Lover's Leap. But there's a lot more going on these days. The New Binkley Brothers have been performing their Southern Appalachia folk music at concerts and at Fireside Nights, and several local artists are displaying commissioned art along the Enchanted Trail. Pictured is Isaac Duncan's Perched Raptor. (photo by Doug Barnette) www.barnettephotography.com. And yes, the gnomes are still there.
Down on the Farm
Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands is one of the most charming places I've visited, with the food being one of the highlights. Find out for yourself at A Taste of the South November 11, presented by the Inn as part of Highlands 5th Annual Culinary weekend. Enjoy music, food and mingling with local farmers and producers at the new Farm Pavilion at Old Edwards.
PASS This Along
CityPASS ticket booklets are a great way to see several sites in a city, while saving money and skipping long entrance lines. If you've got someone on your list visiting one of 11 places next year, consider giving one for a gift. Available for Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hollywood, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California and Toronto. Prices vary by city, starting at $39. CityPASS.com.