Strawberry Picking

Strawberries are the very essence of late spring and early summer. Gorgeous red, aromatic and sweet, they remind me of BBQs, sprinklers, and long summer days. Luckily for us, there are several options within a few hours of Smyrna. Traditionally, picking is available from mid-April through early June, but there is a range of opening dates […]

{Worth the Drive} Pensacola Beach, Florida

With the Blue Angels; stunning white sand beaches; fresh off the boat seafood; a downtown full of history, charm and character; and so much more, Pensacola and Pensacola Beach are the perfect escape from Atlanta. We love taking the easy five hour drive down to Pensacola and surrounding areas for sun, sand and loads of […]

The Smyrna Parent Holiday Event Guide

  Regardless of what types of activities you enjoy with your family, there is bound to be something you’ll enjoy and that will fit your budget this holiday season in the Greater Atlanta area (and beyond).  Below, we’ve compiled one of the most extensive lists out there for family-friendly winter holiday activities! *Drive times are estimated […]

U-Pick Apple Orchards

  It doesn’t seem right to post this apple picking post in August! But while apples are considered a fall fruit, the season actually begins in late August here in North Georgia. (And Mercier is open now!) So while the temperatures will stay hot for a bit longer and fall is still officially several weeks away, let’s start […]

{Worth the Drive} BabyLand General

My mom claims that my favorite book as a toddler was a Cabbage Patch Kids book, Xavier’s Fantastic Discovery.  In it, Xavier Roberts is playing in the woods of North Georgia when he notices a small animal that looks like a bunny, but flies like a bumblebee. Curious, he follows it behind a waterfall, into a cave, […]

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

    I’ve seen several discussions about the best lights displays, and wanted to share some of our photos from a recent trip to the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Garden Lights, Holiday Nights, in case it helps anyone make some decisions about how to spend this last weekend before Christmas! I have to admit that I made the […]

{Worth the Drive} Cedar Creek Cabins

One of the wonderful things about Georgia is the variety of great places it offers for visiting. Whether you have a week available for vacation, or just a weekend away, there’s a getaway option for everyone. My absolute favorite area of this state to visit is the North Georgia Mountains. They have it all up […]

{Worth the Drive} Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Santa Train Review & Giveaway

{Updated November 2014} This post originally ran last year but we have an update for you! The folks over at The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway are giving away 4 tickets for a non-themed train ride during the the 2015 season! More details and contest entry are below. We enjoyed our experience so much that we immediately […]

{Worth the Drive} Cagle’s Family Farm

  Fall is here and I am so excited! A few weeks ago I wandered into a Hallmark store with my three-year-old daughter and was giddy to see all the fall decorations. I took a big sniff of a pumpkin candle and was immediately ready for changing colors, pumpkins on my front step, and big […]

{Worth the Drive} Poole’s Mill Park

We first heard about Poole’s Mill Park from Red Tricycle Atlanta’s awesome post “Up The Creek: Where to Slip, Slide & Splash in Atlanta.” We did a little more research on the listed locations and about 48 hours later, we were on our way to Poole’s Mill Park to cool off in the shoals of […]