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You Can Score Some Sleep During Your Layover in ATL as Minute Suites Expands

Where: Atlanta, GA
July 2, 2014 at 9:31 AM | by | Comments (0)

Those little airport hotel rooms are about to expand, as the folks over at Minute Suites are adding some new rooms at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

In case you haven’t been through the airport lately, the Minute Suites brand has been doing its thing over in Concourse B for the last few years. Basically, you buy time to take a power nap, or just to relax with a little WiFi and television. Locations are also available in Philadelphia and Dallas-Fort Worth.

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Stunt Actors Zip Through Downtown Atlanta for 'Insurgent'

June 20, 2014 at 2:33 PM | by | Comments (2)

No, the city of Atlanta isn't installing a new zip line attraction, it's just the latest movie set to take over downtown.

The Divergent sequel, Insurgent, has set up zip lines that connect to several rooftops across downtown Atlanta - including The Peachtree Center - for filming taking place this week.

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Finally! Atlanta Airport Flips the Switch on Free WiFi

June 5, 2014 at 8:49 AM | by | Comment (1)

The first thing we thought of was finally, and we hope that you’re thinking the same. It’s been a long time coming, but just the other day the gods of complimentary connectivity paid a visit to the terminals and concourses at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Free WiFi is now a thing for one and all at the world’s busiest airport, and that means you can quickly and easily complain about your Delta delays without wasting your monthly data allotment.

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Jay-Z Introduces His 40-40 Club to Atlanta's Airport

May 27, 2014 at 12:23 PM | by | Comments (0)

We heard rumors about Jay-Z and his plans to enter the airport business, and now it looks like things are finally official. Along with what can only assume are a bunch of business partners, Jay-Z has just opened up an outpost of his 40/40 Club at Atlanta’s airport.

The 40/40 Club isn’t a spot that we usually frequent, but we can only imagine that the airport location is a little bit different than those doing their thing in spots like Manhattan or the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. First of all, the place is only going to be open until 11pm, so all-night parties aren’t really an option. Also, we can only guess that bottle service is probably not available at the airport—haha.

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Delta's Revamped History Museum Gets More Aircraft, More Awesome

May 21, 2014 at 11:32 AM | by | Comments (0)

Mark the date on your iCal: the Delta Flight Museum at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport reopens after major renovations on June 17. The buildings and Delta's historic 1940s maintenance hangars have been updated with fresh exhibits, new displays and cases, improved public spaces, an expanded store, and three more aircraft for the collection.

Furthermore, the museum boasts the US' only full-motion, official flight simulator open to the public (a 737-200). Actual aircraft on display include a DC-3, Waco 125 bi-plane (last in existence), Travel Air 6B Sedan, Stinson SR-8E Reliant, an L-1011 prototype section, and the Boeing 767 "Spirit of Delta," which was the airline's first 767 delivered after Delta's own employees banded together in the 1980s' tough times to raise money and fund the purchase.

Thanks to the renovation, three more aircraft are coming to join the fun: a DC-9, a Huff-Daland Duster, and a Boeing 757-200.

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Lesser Known Islands of the USA: Cumberland Island, GA

May 20, 2014 at 12:46 PM | by | Comments (0)

According to the calendar we’re just days away from the start of the summer season, and that means it’s time to turn our attention towards some great warm weather destinations. So get out on the water, wave goodbye to the mainland, and set you watch to island time.

What’s Cumberland Island?

There’s all kinds of great places to visit in Georgia, and many of the good ones line and dot the coast of the Peach State; however, Cumberland Island might just be one of the best. It’s the state’s largest barrier island, and as a result it has all the coastal goodies and treasures one would expect. Best of all it’s protected for years and years to come, as plenty of it is under the jurisdiction of Uncle Sam and the National Park Service.

How To Get There

Ferry travel is your best option, and thankfully the National Park Service operates its boat service to and from nearby St. Mary’s. Things stop at both the Dungeness dock and the Sea Camp Dock, so be sure to check out both areas. Ferry travel will set you back $20 plus another $4 for access to the island and national park facilities. Things leave towards the island at 9am and 11:45am, and then the ride back departs Cumberland Island at 10:15am and 4:45pm—these are the summer hours. Just note that you can get there from Florida too, as The Greyfield Inn runs a boat out of Fernandina Beach.

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Where to Ride the World’s First 'Hybrid Zero-Gravity Water Slide'

May 2, 2014 at 11:15 AM | by | Comments (0)

Now that May has finally arrived, our focus shifts to the warmth and sunshine of the late spring and summer, and that means plenty of waiting in line at both water parks and theme parks. There’s a great combination of both in Georgia, as this season the brand new Hurricane Harbor water park is debuting as part of your admission at Six Flags Over Georgia.

Expect plenty of the usual water park suspects like a wave pool—the one here will take up 38,000 square-feet of space and promises to do a pretty darn good job at simulating the ocean surf. Bonzai Pipelines is set up to allow you to slip and slide your way through winding curves, dark tunnels, and swirling bowls, and there’s even a spot for the kiddos to do their thing—Paradise Island.

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As Cherry Blossom Season Appoaches, Don't Sleep on Atlanta's Dogwood Festival

March 28, 2014 at 9:56 AM | by | Comments (0)

When spring rolls around it’s clear that those cherry blossoms are the center of attention, as they’re featured in festivals from Washington, DC, to Japan. However, we’ve got to say that there’s other flowering flora that deserves a little attention, so we’d like to put in a plug for the goings on over in Atlanta in just a couple of weeks.

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Frankly, My Dear, Here's a Tour That Will Make You Give a Damn About Atlanta

March 14, 2014 at 3:49 PM | by | Comments (0)

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Gone With The Wind, Atlanta Movie Tours is launching Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind Tour.

Kicking off April 5th, the 3-hour tour will be based on Mitchell's life and her novel which was made into one of the most beloved movies of all time.

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Follow a New 'Hunger Games' Tour through the Atlanta of 'Catching Fire'

December 6, 2013 at 2:51 PM | by | Comments (0)

Now that most Hunger Games fans have seen Katniss Everdeen battle it out on the big screen in Catching Fire, they can follow in her footsteps.

Hunger Games Unofficial Fan Tours has finally launched a new Catching Fire tour in Atlanta. The tour includes stops at filming locations, hands-on activities, Archery Tag, and a Catching Fire-themed lunch menu.

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The Spooky Story of What Lies Underneath a Runway at Savannah Airport

October 31, 2013 at 10:16 AM | by | Comments (0)

Want to hear something spooky? There are two graves underneath one of the runways at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport in Georgia.

If you know enough about airports to realize your flight is departing on Runway 10 (or your pilot requests the "graveyard tour" route from the tower), then you'll want to keep a look out the lefthand side windows for two rectangles patches in the tarmac that simply don't belong. In truth, these spots are graves, which belong in that spot more so than the airport, being original tenants from back when the land was a family cemetery.

The markers of the final resting places of RIchard and Catherine Dotson say "At rest" and "Gone home to rest," respectively. Stories of shadowy figures strolling the runway on low visibility nights circulate among flight crews who frequently land at SAV, so perhaps all the jet engine noise has awoken the Dotsons from their rests?

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Envious of Channing Tatum in 'White House Down?' There's a Boot Camp for That

June 28, 2013 at 1:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

White House Down, which stars Channing Tatum ad Jamie Fox, is bringing back good ol' fashioned action sequences without zombies, vampires, robots, or superheros.

The movie has been dubbed "Die Hard with a POTUS", as it follows a policeman who takes his daughter on a tour of the White House just as the office is being taken over by a paramilitary group leaving it up to him to save the president, his daughter, and the country. Of course, the movie is packed with lots of explosions, jumping through windows, car chases, and gun fights, too.

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