Getting the Most Out of Our Week in Atlanta, Georgia

We spent the last week in Atlanta, Georgia and found out how to make the most of it; we Natural History Museum Atlanta
picked up an Atlanta CityPASS and scored admissions to 5 of Atlanta’s must-see attractions: the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Inside CNN Studio Tour, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and Zoo Atlanta. With only one week to experience it all, the CityPASS was a perfect fit.  Continue reading

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Friendly Service At Its Finest: Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown

“Welcome back, Ms. Carter,” was the greeting I heard as I walked through the door at theHyatt Place Atlanta hotel. Welcoming smiles, personal attentiveness, and attention to detail make Hyatt Place Atlanta our return accommodations when we are downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Continue reading

I’ve Found My Utopia – It’s in a Biplane in the Sky

When I first experienced a biplane adventure in southern California with Biplane Fun, I Biplane-Adventures,-Inc.didn’t know what to expect. As we plummeted toward the earth my screams of excitement could be heard for miles. My search for extreme adventure had brought me to that point and I didn’t think it would ever be matched. Then, when I was scouring the internet for bucket list items to do during my trip to Georgia, I found another biplane aerobatics company: Biplane Adventures, Inc.. Even though I’d already experienced a biplane flight, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to flip, turn, plummet, and somersault through the sky once again. After all, it was my Utopia, and this time I knew what aerobatics I enjoyed most. Continue reading

Decide that You Want It More than You are Afraid of It!

I don’t allow restrictions or fears to limit my life! Life is worth living, after all, and I’m goingWhale Sharks Georgia Aquarium to live every day like it is my last. Most people create a bucket list because they are dying but I created one because I want to live. I’ve avoided one bucket list item, however, that brought such fear to my very core that it controlled me. I couldn’t get over the innate fear that crept around in my mind like a virus. Their endless, massive teeth, their boneless bodies, their quick ease of movement to attack, and their dominance in the water make sharks, regardless if they are man-eating or not, my biggest fear. When I heard that the Georgia Aquarium offered an opportunity to swim with whale sharks, as well as countless other marine life, I decided that I wanted it more than I was afraid of it! Journey with Gentle Giants is the only opportunity in the world where you are guaranteed to swim or dive with whale sharks, manta rays, and so many more! We suited up and jumped into the Ocean Voyager exhibit with thousands of amazing animals for the experience of a lifetime and I took control of my biggest fear. Continue reading

Every Day Is a New Adventure in Atlanta, Georgia

Our recent adventure trip to Atlanta, Georgia was coupled with downtown hyatt_place_atlanta_downtownaccommodations and relaxed, southern dining. Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown, located in central Atlanta, is within walking distance of the Georgia Aquarium and countless restaurants to match everyone’s taste buds. After a day of hot air ballooning, biplane flying, and whale shark swimming, there is nothing better than a tasty meal and a full night’s rest. Continue reading

Rising with the Sun – Hot Air Ballooning over Atlanta, Georgia

We found new meaning to “rising with the sun”.Balloon Atlanta

On Saturday morning, at 7am, we gracefully floated up through the sky with a sea of colors above our heads. As the sun made its first appearance for the day, the golden rays warmed the sky and our world was brighter. We were floating above Atlanta in a basket built for four below a gigantic balloon built for the sky. What a way to experience a sun rise! We booked our journey with Great American Days and flew with Balloon Atlanta creating another unforgettable bucket list adventure. Life is more beautiful when you are in the sky.  Continue reading

How Many Bucket List Items Can I Do in One Georgia Weekend?

CNN, Coca-Cola, Jimmy Carter, Real Housewives of Atlanta, peaches… Georgia is knownGeorgia Weekend for many things, but never adventure. Yet in a condensed area, you can cross off countless bucket list items and find unique adventures around every corner. Don’t believe me? I’ll prove it! I’ve planned the ultimate adventure weekend with dream-like activities lined up one after another. In only two days, I will ride in a hot air balloon, perform aerobatic stunts above Atlanta in a biplane, swim with whale sharks, and zip through trees on a canopy tour. My name is Lesley Carter and I am an adventure addict, but I’m not signing up for prevention meetings just yet. My addiction is to life; some people jump off of buildings and bridges to end their life, but I jump off of them to live mine.

“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt Continue reading