2016 Winter Features

UGA and the SEC

To quote the great Southern humorist Lewis Grizzard after witnessing University of Georgia's football team beat the then-ranked No. 2 Clemson, "Saturday in Athens was a religious experience. I hugged perfect strangers and kissed a fat lady on the mouth. Grown men wept. Lightning flashed. Thunder rolled. Stars fell and joy swept through, fetched by a hurricane of unleashed emotions." This was in fall of 1984 and little has changed when it comes to the emotions and fervor of Georgia fans. For the full story, click here.

Vintage Racing

A very long time ago, Ernest Hemingway stated, "auto racing, bull fighting and mountain climbing are the only real sports... all others are games." So, when I climbed out of a racing car in 1971 after surviving European motorsports for 10 years during a time that has been labeled as "the killing years," I was certain that I would never return. My desire was to put those exciting but deadly days behind me, settle down and raise my family...which I managed to do without any racing for the next 30 years. Click here to keep reading.

Get Your Glamp On

If you want to fish, roast marshmallows or fall asleep to the woodland sounds of owls and crickets, but would rather avoid the laborious effort of pitching a tent or -worse- sleep on a bumpy ground, give glamping a try. While glamping, which means glamorous, upscale camping, has been around for quite some time now, it may take a little digging to find unique and cozy retreats in Georgia.  From swanky Airstreams to jaw-dropping treehouses, you'll discover some of the most unique accommodations not far from home. Click here for six incredible glamping destinations for your next weekend getaway.

Mind Your Manners

Caring parents have nudged children to be polite for probably as long as humans have been having offspring. Although it would be met with a baffled stare, instead of "mind your manners," a parent might say, "Remember to follow the shared codes of courteous behavior developed by the social groups around us." That's a fair description of manners and etiquette. For the full article, click here.