Georgia’s Bourbon Trail

– Written by Kathleen Mansfield – Known as “America’s Native Spirit,” bourbon has been around since the late 1700s. In the last decade or so it has seen a resurgence in Georgia and across the South, aided by the growing popularity of craft breweries and the “buy local” movement. There is a saying that “All…

Christmas at Biltmore

Estate marks 40 years of celebrating the season – As the last of the autumn leaves descend, the world prepares for the most enchanting holiday season of the year. It’s time once again to untangle the string lights, hang the stockings with care, and adorn your very own Christmas tree to shine as the centerpiece…

Royston: Home of baseball legend, Ty Cobb

“If you build it, they will come.” Or so it was told to Kevin Costner’s character in the 1989 baseball movie Field of Dreams. In the small town of Royston, just a 65-mile drive north from Lake Oconee, they did just that. Home of baseball legend, Ty Cobb, the town of Royston established a museum…

An Insider’s Guide to The Masters

Written and illustrated by Lee Heffernan My father, Henry, was one of the few members of Augusta National Golf Club who had a key to the gate. I have fond memories of learning how to fish the Eisenhower Pond during the summer months when the club was closed, playing the course on many occasions, Thanksgiving…

Historic Washington: Home to a different era

The little town of Washington, Georgia, is a quiet, charming place nestled about halfway between Augusta and Athens. It had an early involvement in Georgia’s history and features a handsome collection of architecture through the centuries, as well as an inviting population of people and businesses who make it an interesting, educational, and fun place…

Georgia’s musical trifecta– Athens, Augusta, and Macon

The Lake Oconee area undoubtedly has plenty of activities for locals and visitors alike. Golf, farmers markets, museums, watersports, and campgrounds are all within easy reach, but for those fans of music looking for a day or night out, three of Georgia’s most revered music hubs are just a short drive away. Macon’s musical history…