Day Trips from Atlanta: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler

Day Trips from Atlanta: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler

by Janice Mcdonald

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Day Trips from Atlanta: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler by Janice Mcdonald

Need a day away to relax, refresh, renew? Just get in your car and go! This first edition of Day Trips from Atlanta is your guide to hundreds of exciting things to do, see, and discover in your own backyard. With full trip-planning information and tips on where to eat, shop, and stop along the way, you can make the most of your time off and rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip. Explore places you never knew existed, many free of charge, and most within a two-hour drive of Atlanta. Discover Georgia's peaks and valleys: Scenic little towns, majestic mountains, lakes, waterfalls, and rivers are not far from the city. Turn up the volume: Head to Athens where an incredible mixture of Victorian architecture and beautiful gardens is juxtaposed against a trendy downtown with hip shops and galleries and a vibrant music scene.Soak up some history: Spend a day in one of Georgia's historic towns––you'll be charmed by both the towns and the people who live there.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762773053
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Series: Day Trips Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 786,171
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Janice McDonald has called Atlanta her home for more than two decades. A writer, producer and avid traveler, she has visited all 50 states, more than 70 countries and all seven continents. They know her by name at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport! She has written numerous articles Atlanta and is the person her local friends call when they want something to see or do. The author of the Insiders' Guide to Atlanta and the Insiders' Guide to Myrtle Beach & the Grand Strand, she also has written an iPhone application for getting around Atlanta. A lover of history, Janice has penned a walking guide book to historic Bruges, Belgium and has co-authored regional history books on the Myrtle Beach Pavilion and Aiken, S.C. Janice spent 20 years as a producer and writer at CNN. She has continued her traveling escapades through her company J-Mac Productions, working regularly with several networks including the Travel Channel, Discovery and National Geographic. She has produced and written episodes of the popular Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern. Some of her great adventures include traveling to Antarctica with Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2009 to retrace an adventure 20 years earlier with the legendary oceanographer, Jacques Cousteau. She has visited the libraries of Timbuktu, searched for polar bears in the Arctic, planted trees in Ethiopia and built homes in Mongolia. An 8 time Emmy nominee, Janice has won numerous awards for television production.

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