I’m on my way to Atlanta Thursday for the Fifth Annual Type-A Parent Conference. This is my fourth year attending and Type-A is what I consider to be my conference home base. Founder and Type-A Mom, Kelby Carr, puts on a top notch educational experience for bloggers and this one will be no different.
Since there will be many people new to Atlanta area, I’m sharing some of the great things to do in Atlanta, as well as a few things to prepare you, whether it’s your first blogging conference, or 100th.
1. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Just roll with it.
3. Don’t Suitcase. (See Outboarding.)
4. Take a lightweight jacket or sweater. Hotel conference rooms tend to get chilly.
5. Go to the Varsity to eat. If doesn’t matter if there are a thousand people in line, you’ll never wait longer than 10 minutes.
6. If the Varsity isn’t your cup of tea, hit up Mary Mac’s Tea Room in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood. Order the tomato pie.
7. Forgot your, well, anything. Walk down to Lenox Square for some of the best shopping the in the country.
8. The High Museum of Art is the leading art museum in the Southeast, with 13,000 works of art contained in it’s collection. (I’ll be down early Thursday to see Vermeer’s “Girl With a Pearl Earring.”)
9. Find me if you want to know where the best coffee in Atlanta is. (I don’t share it with anyone.)
10. If you have time, go to the World of C0ca-Cola and see how many different sodas you can sample with going to the bathroom. Make it a game with your friends. First one to the potty has to drink Beverly. (It’s a very, very bitter aperitif that was sold in Italy.)
Thre are many more places to go and visit in Atlanta: Grant Park, Zoo Atlanta, Stone Mountain Park, Yellow River Game Ranch and Kangaroo Conservation Center, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change. I’ve visited all of these but a few, and each one is worth your time.
What are your conference essentials?