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North America, Reviews, Travel Advice

A Review of the Lodge at CopperHead in Blairsville, Georgia

March 9, 2012 • By

“How y’all doing?”

While I live in the city that traditionally epitomizes “Southern Hospitality”, it’s a phrase that is slowly but surely falling out of favor. Despite all of the challenges this region has dealt with, there was always a silent edict that no one was a stranger and most lived by it. When I arrived in the city of Blairsville a small town north of Atlanta in the North Georgia mountains, I’d forgotten how much I’d missed hearing it. Especially since it was offered so generously and graciously at every turn. I’d began to wonder if Atlanta had lost a part of its southern charm; a bit of its soul during its conversion into the International city it has grown into. To some degree, it has lost some of its warmth and genteel spirit. I’d been to the North Georgia Mountains before, Helen, Georgia was a fantastic experience, but it took over four hours to get there. Taking a different route this time yielded a trip of a little under 2.5 hours and Helen is another 30 minutes away.READ MORE


North America, Travel Advice, Trip Reports

5 Unique And Fun Things To Do That Will Keep Georgia On Your Mind

January 9, 2011 • By

There is something special about my hometown, Atlanta, GA.  People tend to be friendly, helpful and believe in taking the time to smell the roses.  That means, we find really cool things to do to keep us busy:

1)  Take a day trip to Helen, Georgia

Things To Do

Lederhosen lives! Celebrating Octoberfest 2009 in Helen, Georgia!   Photo credit: helenga.org

Things To Do

Enjoying a carriage ride in the town square. Photo credit: helenga.org

Located just a mere 90 minutes north of Atlanta in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Helen is a Bavarian treat for young and old alike.  If you want to be whisked back to simpler times and experience what life must have been like in early 1800’s Germany, this re-creation of an Alpine village is the place to be.  Helen is in close proximity to the Chattahoochee River and the Appalachian Trail which lends itself to various outdoor activities that you can enjoy while you are there like: horseback riding, rafting, mountain biking and viewing one of the 30 waterfalls in the area.  I will be visiting Helen in March, so I will have a full report for you then.READ MORE