Leslie Brashear, editor, loves to find travel destinations, things to do and places to eat within driving distance from Atlanta

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One State at a Time


Hi I’m Leslie and I love this city!
But occasionally a road trip is in order and this site is all about finding fun things to do and places to eat within driving distance from Atlanta.

You will find information about travel destinations in Georgia, activities in Tennessee, restaurants in Florida, events in Alabama, the Carolinas, and so much more!

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Travel Destinations by State


Covered bridges are scattered all around North Alabama and remind us of the way things used to be. Blount County has the most in North Alabama, which has earned the county the "Covered Bridge Capital" title. There's a Covered Bridge Festival each October to honor and remember Blount County's covered... Read more
Published on: 2020-10-23
Source: North AL Blog


No matter the season, Tennessee’s state parks offer visitors plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors and see how their landscapes change with those seasons. Whether it’s spring wildflowers, summer’s greenery, fall foliage or the starker but no less beautiful bare trees and icicles hanging from waterfalls in the... Read more
Published on: 2021-02-11


Beyond brands You know what you’ll find at branded restaurants and stores familiar to you from other places. Here, as there, your experience will be the same – products on identical shelves and menus that list the same fare. While there is comfort in consistency, there’s special joy in novelty.... Read more
Published on: 2020-11-19

North Carolina

The squid ink bucatini topped with Spanish octopus at Peppervine. Photo by Peter Taylor. These picks are based on our BOB Awards and our 50 Best Restaurants list. Good Food on Montford1701 Montford Dr.704-525-0881Bruce Moffett’s small-plates bistro unites a variety of influences and flavors onto one menu, and each dish... Read more
Published on: 2021-02-10


From the moment you walk in and see the lavish and gorgeous garden room adorned with a chandelier and notice the dynamic food, Zafron Restaurant turns out to be a true Persian gem in Sandy Springs that has style. From dips and starters for every taste, an extensive wine list,... Read more
Published on: 2020-12-13

South Carolina

All you’ve heard about Southern manners is true, but we’re here to ask you not to hold us accountable when one of the Lowcountry’s slurp-worthy soups is in front of us! From She Crab Soup to Seafood Bouillabaisse, Charleston’s chefs never disappoint. Scroll on to discover where to cozy up... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-11