Travel Diary of a mother

Atlanta Statue

Traveling broadens your mind and soul. It teaches you to look at the world from various perspectives, that’s why I love to travel. Who am I? I am Katherine a travel nerd but sometimes I have to drop my plans because I am a single mother of an 8 years old boy. Last summer I explored Atlanta the beautiful capitol city of Georgia. As a mother, I have to take extra care and have to plan properly before leaving.

As a traveler, I know very well that hiring a travel agent tends not to work out as well as than hiring a cab service. By using a car you can explore those places which are not covered by the travel agents, and typical tour companies. You get to set your own schedule, see what you want, and spend as much time as you like enjoying the experience. I surfed the web a bit and found a great car service, I filled out the form on their web-page and booked a car and driver.

Georgia AquariumAlex is a boy of wonder, and was ecstatic with the idea, we packed some celery and carrot snacks for the trip, and next thing you know we were on the road to the airport. Our flight went well, and our driver was there to greet us when we landed. He helped us load our luggage into the car and the journey began. Alex and I were both very tired so we took our dinner and went directly to our hotel and relaxed for the evening.

Early the next morning, we had our breakfast and we were off to explore the city like royalty with our own driver. Alex is into Fish so we decided to go check out the Georgia Aquarium first. It was an amazing experience to see such a variety of aqua-life. We spent half the day there and then we were off to lunch at Gordon Biersch brewing company in midtown, a great atmosphere brewery, the food was delicious, and most importantly Alex loved it. The rest of the day we spent at a park just relaxing and enjoying our time together.

AlpharettaThe next day, we spent some time exploring we took the car service to Alpharetta, a quaint little community in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. We tried out Alpharetta’s Bike Share Program, where you can rent a bike for free for up to 3 hours, and we toured the park. Alpaheretta is full of parks, interesting shops, as well as a few culinary schools. I loved the idea of cooking school, but Alex wouldn’t have it. So maybe another time. 😉

fox theaterWe spent our last day at the Fox Theater watching a play and then to the High Museum of art. The museum was full of modern art sculptures and paintings and the play that we watched was stunning. Without shopping your travel experience can’t be complete so I asked the driver where we can shop? He brought us to the beautiful Ponce City Market. The market was full of accessories and local things. I bought some odds and ends gifts for friends, and a cute little something for me and Alex. Our driver dropped us off at the hotel and next morning we left the city. The experience was beyond our expectations and we will be looking forward to our next visit to Atlanta.

One Response to Travel Diary of a mother

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