Daytrips




orvis fly fishing

Fly fishing is only for old, rich men (& other myths debunked)

If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know how much I adore the Blue Ridge Mountains. We hike and play there regularly, and I am always enamored with the fly-fisherman we see along the Toccoa or Chattahoochee. I’ve always wanted to try fly-fishing, but I had this idea in my head of who took up the sport. They were always men. They were always older. And they always had far more money than I do.




tubing in helen ga

10 Things To Know To Make Tubing in Helen, Ga Totally Epic

Tubing in Helen, Ga is a rite of passage. It’s that thing that every local and visitor alike MUST do when coming within at least 100 miles of the Alpine city. This summer we took the boys for some tubing in Helen as part of their birthday celebration. Yes, they are still talking about it! Want to make this trek yourself – either with the family, with friends, or on a special adults-only outing? Here are 10 things you need to know before tubing Helen, Georgia.





30+ Memorable Train Rides in GA that Kids & Adults Will Love

Whether you have a little engineer or you’re the train addict, this list will update you on all the trains in Ga. From steam engines you can ride on through the mountains or plains to kiddie adventures in the park and mall, and from steam engines on display to life size replicas we hold dear, it’s our goal to create a COMPLETE list of trains throughout the state.





New Echota

New Echota and the Trail of Tears in Georgia

New Echota is a wonderful jumping off point for sharing the Trail of Tears with your kiddos. It’s a story that I’m obsessed with now, and a good reason to teach our kids about valuing curiosity over fear..especially when someone is different than we are. You’ll also find a list of other Trail of Tears sites in Georgia.