Atlanta with Kids: The Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola

georgia aquarium

We paid a visit to the remarkable  Georgia Aquariam in Atlanta last week. Being a native Atlantan who now lives in NY, I must admit that I was really really, impressed.  Located in Pemberton Place, right across the way from the World of Coca-Cola , it’s one of the world’s largest aquariums.  With more than 8.5 million U.S. gallons of marine and fresh water fish, it houses more than 100,000 animals of 500 species.  It’s elaborate with moving creatures every which way you look. We saw so many creatures we’ve never seen before in their five incredible … [Read more...]

Exploring the Life of Martin Luther King with My Kids in Atlanta, GA


When I was growing up in Atlanta, GA, I was taught to emulate Martin Luther King, Jr.  He was a man who never backed down fighting against racism and he  dedicated his life to achieving equality and justice for all Americans of all colors.  I was highly aware of who he was and how much he had changed the world I was growing up in. I want my children to have the same knowledge, so on our recent trip to Atlanta, I took them for a visit to the King Center, an amazing museum dedicated to his life and work.  The complex which spreads over a few blocks … [Read more...]

Atlanta with Kids: Geyser Towers at Stone Mountain (and more)

Geyser Towers

On our current visit to Atlanta, I am trying to take my kids to places we have yet to explore, so when I received an invitation to check out the new Geyser Towers at Stone Mountain, I was thrilled.  Born and raised in Atlanta, I am always eager to revisit places and attractions that I loved as a child, and Stone Mountain was one of them.  I have vivid memories of climbing the mountain to the summit, watching the dazzling lazer show at night, picnics with my family on park benches, heading to the park's beach and water slides.  I was eager to visit this … [Read more...]

Weekend Getaway Suggestion: The Inn at Serenbe


  Nestled just thirty minutes from the Atlanta Airport lies a true gem of a place to stay, the Inn at Serenbe.  I grew up in Atlanta yet had never heard about it until my mother mentioned it to me recently.  Curious about the grounds, gourmet dining, hayrides, bonfires, chickens. the trails and the folk art that fills the property, we made our reservation and met there this past weekend.  One sister arrived from Brooklyn, the other from Philadelphia, I arrived from Westchester, NY and my mom came in from the middle of Atlanta.  We had not … [Read more...]

Luxury Family Travel at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

Ritz Carlton Hotel

Over the years, I've had the luxury of staying in wonderful hotels. Before I had children, I traveled the globe for work and stayed in the best hotels. Since I've gone back to work, the opportunities have presented themselves every now and then, and I still relish the idea of staying at a five star hotel.   I am keenly aware of what qualifies a great hotel and the Four Seasons has always stood out in my memory as one of my favorite business hotels.  When my kids were much younger, I had a job where the headquarters were based in Chicago, and I had the … [Read more...]

Family Travel Bliss at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead

ritz carlton atlanta

Our recent visit to the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, one of the premier luxury hotels in Atlanta was truly magnificent. Honestly, there is no other way to describe it. It was such a good family travel experience for all of us.  From the moment we arrived, we were treated like royalty by the staff and that treatment continued throughout our entire stay. I had stayed at the Ritz in other cities, primarily for work, and had good experiences, but this was my first time with my children. We needed a diversion, and we needed to relax.  Our visit at the Ritz was … [Read more...]

Atlanta’s Coca-Cola Museum


On our last day in Atlanta, we went to explore the history of coca-cola at The World of Coca-Cola, located right across from the Georgia Aquarium.  The museum is located at 121 Baker St. and is open on Mon.–Sat. 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. The entry costs are $15 adult, $9 child, $13 senior. … [Read more...]

Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts


The other day my kids and I went on a tour of Atlanta's Center for Puppetry Arts.  We were escorted by Jeremy Underwood, the museum's Curator of Exhibits.    Not only was it interesting, but it was informative - not only to the kids, but to myself, and quite unforgettable. I used to go to the Center as a child.  I remember being shuffled off in a school bus to watch amazing puppet shows and make puppets in their puppetry workshops.  I am thrilled to have taken my own children at such a young age to experience the Center for Puppetry Arts, and I hope … [Read more...]

The Extraordinary Georgia Aquarium


We paid a visit to the remarkable  Georgia Aquariam in Atlanta today.  Being a native who now lives in NY, I must admit that I was really really, impressed.  I have been curious about the aquarium since it opened in 2005.  Located in Pemberton Place, right across the way from the Coca Cola Museum, it's one of the world's largest aquariums.  I have been to the NY Aquarium and the aquarium in Baltimore, and others around the country.  I have to say that the GA Aquarium outdoes them all.  With more than 8.5 million U.S. gallons of marine and fresh water … [Read more...]

Callaway Gardens, A Great Family Getaway


My family just spent three days at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia.  I spent many family vacations there as a child and was eager to show my children this very special, memorable place.  Seeing that I haven't been here for many years, I wasn't sure if our getaway would live up to my memory's standards.  It definitely did.  Even though we managed to arrive on the grounds barely one week after high season ended, and many attractions and restaurants were closed during our stay, we still found so much to do on Callaway' Garden's 13,000 acres.  … [Read more...]