Christopher Burdett Travel Articles

 
Chris’s Virtual Vacations – North Georgia Mountains: Day Two
Day Two: Helen (Again), Dahlonega, and Amicalola Falls After a free continental breakfast that consisted almost entirely of miniatures – little-bitty muffins, croissants that were about one-third the usual size, bagels the size of those little chocolate donuts – we checked out of our room and headed back to Helen. Our mission: to acquire our […]
Chris’s Virtual Vacations – North Georgia Mountains: Day Three
Day Three: Burt’s Farm and Amicalola Falls The folks at Burt’s Farm estimate that they get about 50,000 visitors a week during the fall harvest season. People come to select their Halloween pumpkins, to drink apple cider and munch on pumpkin muffins and boiled peanuts, and to go on the two mile, twenty-minute hay ride […]
Chris’s Virtual Vacations – North Georgia Mountains: Day One
Day One: Anna Ruby Falls, Brasstown Bald, and Helen Anna and I began our fall vacation to the North Georgia mountains Saturday morning a little after 7:00. The air was cool and the sky was overcast but we were too excited about our trip to care. We stopped at a McDonald’s in Buford for breakfast […]
Chris’s Virtual Vacations – Tallulah Falls, GA
Chris’s Virtual Vacations – Tallulah Falls, GA October 4, 2000 – A One Day Visit A century ago people called Tallulah Falls “The Niagara of the South.” It was one of Georgia’s most popular tourist spots, drawing thousands of people a year to see the mighty Tallulah River with its six waterfalls, and to hike down into the Tallulah Gorge, which is […]
Chris’s Virtual Vacations
Chris’s Virtual Vacations I am a writer and web developer living in Lawrenceville, GA. I hold a B.A. in English from Georgia State University, am pursuing an M.A. in writing at Kennesaw State University, and am the author of fifteen published short stories, several Internet-published travelogues, and two unpublished novels. There are few things in life I love […]
Chris’s Virtual Vacations – Gatlinburg, TN: Day Two
Chris’s Virtual Vacations – Gatlinburg, TN: Day Two Day Two – The Adventure Continues 1:15pm: Lunch at Atrium Pancakes and On To Mountain Mall We slept in Friday morning and then had a breakfast of Pop Tarts, orange juice, and coffee. I then spent the next four hours creating my Day One travelogue, while Anna alternately read, watched TV, and napped, never once […]
Chris’s Virtual Vacations – Gatlinburg, TN: Day Three
Chris’s Virtual Vacations – Gatlinburg, TN: Day Three Day Three – Above Gatlinburg 10:00am: Breakfast at the Copper Kettle Pancake House We started our third day with breakfast at the Copper Kettle Pancake House, one of approximately a thousand restaurants in Gatlinburg with the word “pancake” in its name. We both had the Mountain Breakfast, which includes eggs any way you like them […]
Chris’s Virtual Vacations – Gatlinburg, TN: Day One
Chris’s Virtual Vacations – Gatlinburg, TN: Day One Day One – The Adventure Begins A Little Background on Gatlinburg Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a veritable Mecca for tourist attraction aficionados like me; I’ve been dying to come here for a couple of years now. How could I resist the pull of a place that can boast such disparate sites as the Ripley’s Believe It […]
Chris’s Virtual Vacations – Chattanooga, TN
Chris’s Virtual Vacations – Chattanooga, TN May 27, 2000 – A One Day Visit 10:30am: Rock City Gardens Rock City Gardens is one of my favorite tourist attractions in the world. In fact, I had visited Rock City about five times in the last two years before our Memorial Day weekend visit; as you can imagine, I’m pretty familiar with the […]