One of the most popular places to visit around St.Patty’s Day in the South, you don’t need an Irish holiday to visit this Georgia southern charm city. With its Victorian architecture, country squares and lovely natural scenery you will have a field day visiting Georgia’s first city. Savannah Riverboat Cruises offers a variety of river tours including the sightseeing cruise, dinner entertainment cruise and the beautiful sunset and moonlight entertainment cruise.

Hop on board a trolley tour to get an overview of Savannah! Both Old Town Trolley Tours and Old Savannah Tours have daily trolley tours that will help you get better acquainted with Savannah’s historical sites and history. One could not come to Savannah without admiring the river on River Street. The old cobblestone streets weave you through historic buildings, housing shops and restaurants. Rest and relaxation on Tybee Island is only 20 minutes away from Savannah’s Historic District. A visit to the coast wouldn’t be complete without indulging in local seafood, exploring the island’s wildlife and unwinding by the ocean.

Jekyll Island,GA

Jekyll Island is home to some beautiful beaches as well as an interesting 240-acre historic district. Situated within the chain of the Golden Isles, we’re just a few miles from St. Simons Island, Sea Island and Brunswick. As a State Park, Jekyll Island is a coastal haven that boasts over 20 miles of bike paths – making biking the best way to get around the island!

A variety of amenities include ten miles of white sand beaches, 63 holes of golf, an outdoor tennis complex, the Summer Waves Water park, a fishing pier, Jekyll Island dolphin tours, horseback riding tours, nature centers and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. For the foodies there is a plethora of fresh seafood, area favorites and more throughout Jekyll Island.

Cumberland Island,Ga

The state’s southernmost, and largest barrier island offers the chance to feel as if you have your own private beach, with peaceful stretches of sand that are ideal for strolling, bird watching and fishing. This car-free island is a relaxing haven where you’ll even discover roaming wild horses and ancient turtles. The Cumberland Island National Seashore includes a designated Wilderness area, undeveloped beaches, historic sites, cultural ruins, critical habitat and nesting areas, as well as a wealth of plant and animal communities. You can rent a bike to explore all that it has to offer as well as spend the night by camping at one of five campgrounds.


This alpine town in the Blue Ridge mountains is a re-creation of a Bavarian village. Visit here and you might just think you’re in Germany, with the town’s colorfully painted wooden houses and chateaus, cobblestone streets and old world towers. Classic Bavarian-style can be seen on every building in Helen, even in the chain stores due to mandated zoning that was introduced a half-century ago. The town features over 200 import and specialty shops featuring handcrafted gifts, and at Habersham Winery you can enjoy sampling some great local wines. Nearby, you’ll have access to all sorts of mountain activities that offer the chance to soak up the impressive mountain, forest and waterfall-filled scenery.


Did you know that off the banks of the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, GA, there’s one of the Top 12 Man-Made Adventures in the World? Overhead, children and parents alike are lined up in gear waiting their turn to zip-line from the Georgia shore across the river to Alabama. And when you’ve conquered the Blue Heron Aerial Course on the Alabama side, get ready to zip back across the Chattahoochee River for your return trip to Georgia! If you visit on the weekends, every Saturday morning, Columbus holds a special event called Market Days. In the heart of Uptown for a delicious meal at one of our many restaurants, enjoying the night life and all that Columbus has to offer!


Athens, GA is a hip college town immersed in Southern charm. Most known for the spirited city is perhaps most known for the University of Georgia (UGA), the state’s largest public research university and the birthplace of public higher education in America, it’s also home to a thriving music scene, award-winning restaurants and a host of other attractions that make the city a can’t-miss destination on your next trip to Georgia. Its downtown district is jam-packed with quirky shops, art galleries and a vast array of restaurants offering mouthwatering fare from internationally acclaimed chefs and up-and-coming talents alike. Its football season, so go see a live action college game and make sure to view the dozens of bulldog statues located throughout the town. Go Bulldogs!

Blue Ridge Mountains, GA

It’s about to be Cabin Season! Blue Ridge is the perfect place to celebrate the harvest and the glorious color of fall, or to enjoy the holidays with family and friends. Want to get cozy in cabins with a group of friends, family or your lover, Blue Ridge is the top place to getaway in the country. Choices include lodging with stunning mountain views, creekside retreats, riverfront fishing lodges, cabins on the lake, quaint bed and breakfasts, cozy or luxury cabin rentals, resorts, lodges, hotels and campgrounds.

Callaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens is a resort within the extensive gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Callaway Gardens is much more than a place that houses flowers, plants and shrubs. Head over to the Overlook Azalea Garden, a 40-ache garden with 3,400 hybrid azaleas. Check out the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, a conservatory with around 50 species of butterflies. Every Friday night, the Piedmont Dining room at the Lodge and Spa hosts a seafood buffet.  End the year with Christmas at Callaway, including Fantasy In Lights, a National Geographic-acclaimed light display.

Now I found a perfect roadtrip car if you are inspired. The new 2018 has the bells and whistles for traveling and if you are trying to travel within Georgia this is the perfect roadtrip SUV! The “Best Full-Size SUV of 2018” is the Ford Expedition. Its superior design and capability stood out among all competitors, leading judges to rank the Expedition as first in categories such as ride quality, cargo storage and visibility.The 2018 Expedition has more hip room in the first and second rows than the Tahoe and Yukon as well as best-in-class second- and third-row leg room.

The new Platinum model is the ultimate Expedition experience, from the 22-inch polished aluminum wheels and beautiful new grille with satin-aluminum outer and bright chrome inserts, to the refined interior.

2018 Ford Expedition Features:

A Wi-Fi hotspot that connects up to 10 devices at a range of up to 50 feet, a wireless charging pad,** available USB ports in every row and more driver-assist features† than any vehicle in its class. The 2018 Expedition brings new meaning to cutting edge.

Hands-Free Foot-Activated Liftgate. The available foot-activated power liftgate makes it easy to load and unload cargo with a simple motion.

Interior Features

  • Front perforated, leather-trimmed, heated and ventilated bucket seats
  • Second-row 40/20/40 Power Folding Tip and Slide seats
  • PowerFold® and Power Recline 60/40 third-row seat
  • Third Row Power-Folding Headrests
  • Heated second-row outboard seats
  • 10-way Power Driver and Passenger seats (Includes Power Lumbar and Power Recline)
  • 3rd Row Head Rests-Power-Folding
  • Cabin Particulate Air Filter
  • Dual Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (DEATC)
  • Rear Auxiliary Climate Controls
  • SYNC® 3 – Enhanced Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment System
  • SYNC®Connect and FordPass
  • SiriusXM® Radio
  • Audio input jack
  • HD Radio
  • B&O Play Premium Audio System by HARMAN, 12-speakers
  • Smart-Charging Multimedia USB Ports in Front Row Media Hub-Two (2)
  • Smart-Charging Multimedia USB Ports, Second Row-Two (2)
  • Smart-Charging USB Ports, 3rd Row-Two (2)
  • Wireless Charging in Media Hub
  • Overhead console with sunglass holder and conversation mirror
  • Center Console-Armrest and Large Storage Bin with Lid
  • (15) Cupholders
  • Analog RPM and Speed Gauges with digital minor gauges and 8″ Center Display
  • Power door locks and rear-door child-safety locks
  • Power windows with one-touch-up/-down driver’s window
  • Power rear side windows
  • Carpeted floor
  • Carpeted first- and second-row floor mats
  • Cargo Management System
  • Cargo Protector
  • Cargo Net
  • Illuminated Entry System with Courtesy Lamp Delay
  • Memory feature for the driver’s seat, power-adjustable foot pedals and exterior mirrors

Exterior Features

  • Intermittent Front and Rear Wipers
  • Windshield Wiper De-Icer
  • Rear Window Defroster and Washer
  • Liftgate with Liftglass-Manual
  • Hands-Free Foot-Activated Liftgate
  • Bumpers-Body Color
  • Exhaust-Single
  • Door Handles-Body Color with Chrome Insert
  • Fog Lamps-Halogen
  • Halogen projector-beam Headlamps
  • Taillamps-LED
  • Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
  • Daytime Running Lamps (Configurable)
  • Roof-Rack Side Rails-Bright Stainless
  • Running Boards, Power Deployable-Magnetic Painted with Polished Stainless Accent
  • Bright Chrome grille with Silver Lining painted accents
  • Class IV Trailer hitch receiver
  • Mirrors, Sideview-Power-Folding with Autofold, Memory, Power and Heated Glass, Turn Signal Indicators, Security Approach Lamps, Driver’s side Auto-Dimming
  • Body-Color Mirror Caps
  • Easy Fuel® capless fuel filler
  • Body-color lower bodyside cladding and wheel-lip moldings
  • Fascia-Painted Body Color

So if you feeling like you need a change of scenery outside of the booming city of Atlanta, you can always do a fun roadtrip within the State. I love the 2018 Ford Expedition, one of the largest SUVs  I have ever driven in my life, but its smooth, tech savy, and it can fit a whole squad full of people easily and comfortably.

Have you Explored GA outside of the city?