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A Guided Tour of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Almost a million people make the pilgrimage to Atlanta each year to pay tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Since 1980, the National Park Service has maintained the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, which includes the graves of King and his wife, the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, the King Birth Home, and Historic Fire Station No. 6.

Sunner Time by artist Nellie Mae Rowe. Photo © Nellie Mae Rowe [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

African American Arts and Heritage in Atlanta

Atlanta has been called “the crown jewel in the story of black America” for good reason. The city’s distinction as a crossroads for equal opportunity dates back generations, due in no small part to the concentration of historically black colleges (the largest in the country) and long legacy of African American entrepreneurship and innovation. This unique heritage is also a major draw for tourism; no matter what the calendar says, it’s always Black History Month in Atlanta.

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Moon Atlanta

Journalist Tray Butler offers up his best advice on enjoying Atlanta, from the bustling financial Downtown district to the fabulous flavors of Little Five Points and East Atlanta and beyond. Butler offers unique trip strategies for a variety of travelers, such as “The Two-Day Best of Atlanta” and “New South, Old Flavors.” Including expert coverage […]

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Moon Savannah

Travel writer and Savannah native Jim Morekis shares the must-see sights and local secrets of Savannah, from the classic charm of River Street to the waters around the Golden Isles—a perfect destination for kayakers. Morekis suggests excursions to the verdant expanse of Forsyth Park and the historic Fort Pulaski National Monument. Including expert advice on […]

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Travel Reading List: Novels Set in Georgia and the Carolinas

Gone With the Wind; Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil; Shoeless Joe (well, sort of) — some of the most classic works of American literature are set in the Carolinas and Georgia. Native Jim Morekis has compiled a list of required reading for literary times looking to enrich their experience while visiting these stalwart southern states.

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Moon Charleston & Savannah

Travel writer and Savannah native Jim Morekis shares the must-see sights and local secrets of Charleston and Savannah, from exploring the French Quarter to kayaking in the Golden Isles. Morekis includes unique trip strategies like Literary Lark—following the life and work of authors Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Allen Poe, and John Berendt—and his Kayaker’s Paradise […]

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The Allman Brothers Tour in Georgia

Perhaps no other musical name is so associated with Macon and middle Georgia as the Allman Brothers Band. The city is chock-full of Allman sites that have inspired pilgrimages for decades.