Follow the Georgia Explorers as they seek out the best things to see and do across the state and report back on their adventures. With interests including music, outdoor activities, family travel, culinary delights, festivals and budget-friendly trips, the Georgia Explorers offer insider tips on where to go and what to do on your next Georgia vacation.
Music explorer Glen Sarvady
From pioneers James Brown, Little Richard, Johnny Mercer and Otis Redding to musical innovators the B-52s, Outkast and R.E.M. to current chart-toppers Luke Bryan, Casting Crowns, Future, Lecrae, Third Day, Usher and Zac Brown Band, Georgians help shape the fabric of American music. Live music is ingrained in Peach State communities from symphonies and sacred harp singings to more than 100 music festivals and concert series staged annually. The state’s music heritage is celebrated in attraction...
Culinary explorer Jennifer Hill Booker
Chef Jennifer Hill Booker is a Georgia Grown Executive Chef, Atlanta based cookbook author, and culinary educator, and believes that “food should taste like food.” Jennifer has spent her 20-year culinary career educating people about food, nutrition, and healthy cooking practices.
Family explorer Lesli Peterson
Lesli is the owner of 365AtlantaFamily, which offers a daily dose of inspiration for metro-area families. She is also a freelance writer for several online and print-based publications. From her home base of Atlanta, Lesli spends her time life-learning with the kids one adventure at a time, and sharing her experiences along the way.
Festival explorer Eileen Falkenberg-Hull
Eileen is the editor of Occupy My Family, the Atlanta area’s most comprehensive resource for family fun; Southern Beauty Blog; and Drive My Family, an online hub of family-centric vehicle news and reviews. When she’s not working, Eileen enjoys planning her next travel adventure, exploring Georgia and beyond.
Outdoor explorer Candy Cook
Candy is the author of the blog "Happy Trails Wild Tales" and a contributor to several travel and outdoor publications. Working as a freelance writer and photographer, she has blazed a trail in the company of her two sons camping, biking, hiking, paddling and climbing all over Georgia.
Smart Travel explorer Sue Rodman
Sue is editor and publisher of the award-winning family travel blog Field Trips with Sue, as well as the author of 100+ Free Things to do in Atlanta. Sue produced a frequent “Field Trips with Sue” segment on Atlanta’s WGCL Channel 46 and has appeared on local and national news talking about family travel.