IFWTWA Regular Membership

May 19–21, 2019

Get Excited About Experiencing Atlanta

Host: Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau

IFWTWA thanks our hosts and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau for coordinating our stay.

All opinions expressed are the writer’s and not those of, or influenced by, the IFWTWA.

Four IFWTWA Journalists participated in this fascinating Experience Atlanta Media Trip. What was unique about this trip? Getting to know where to shop for produce, buy unusual local items, and experience some of the best local food was pure pleasure.

Our group toured what makes Atlanta special. From seeing one of only two Cycloramas in the country as well as Barbecue Nation on exhibit (what could be more Southern) at the Atlanta History Center, we got a flavor of the true South. A trip to the Atlanta Botanical Garden was a journey into the fairy land of Alice in Wonderland. We saw where Atlantans shop at three uniquely renovated markets. And, one of the highlights of the trip was learning to make biscuits at the Learning Center at Sweet Auburn Curb Market.

IFWTWA thanks our hosts, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, for an engaging visit. What our hosts say about Atlanta, “Come to Atlanta…and you can discover what makes this Southern city truly unique. Think you know everything about the ATL? Think again as you explore these places to visit that are found ‘only in Atlanta.'”

IFWTWA Breakfast Biscuit Making
IFWTWA Breakfast Biscuit Making Sweet Auburn Curb Market Learning Center

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Social Media:

  • #DiscoverATL
  • #IFWTWA
  • @DiscoverAtlanta

IFWTWA Media Trip participants utilize Twitter, Instagram, Insta Stories, Facebook, Facebook Live and/or Facebook Stories in addition to social media promotion by IFWTWA and its pages.

Media Placements:

Milks, Linda. Toasting Food, Wine & Travel, June 11, 2019
Visit Atlanta in 48 Hours–3 Markets, 3 Restaurants, 2 Museums, 1 Garden
What’s with Peachtree and the city of Atlanta? There are 17 streets within the city limits of Atlanta that have Peachtree in their name, but there are no peach trees. This mystery surrounding all the Peachtree streets fascinated our IFWTWA group.

Mother Earth at the Atlanta Botanical Garden Photo by Linda Milks
Mother Earth at the Atlanta Botanical Garden Photo © Linda Milks

Schotland, Marlynn. Urban Bliss Life, August 13, 2019
Foodie Travel Guide: Where to Eat in Atlanta
Foodie Travel Guide: Where to Eat in Atlanta, featuring BBQ, French bistro food, brunch classics, and Atlanta’s food hall scene. 

Fried Chicken & Buttermilk Pancakes at Pancake Social in Atlanta, GA ~ Photo by Marlynn Schotland
Fried Chicken & Buttermilk Pancakes at Pancake Social in Atlanta, GA ~ Photo © Marlynn Schotland

All trip participants post on social media during IFWTWA trips. Here’s an example of Marlynn’s social media posts using  #discoveratlanta  #alteats  #ifwtwa  @DiscoverAtlanta

Schotland, Marlynn. Urban Bliss Life, August 22, 2019
10 Best Things To Do in Atlanta
With a rich history and vibrant culture, Atlanta, Georgia welcomes more than one million international visitors each year. In addition to the thriving culinary scene, the capital of Georgia boasts impressive art and history museums, sports teams, festivals, and outdoor recreation adventures.

Atlanta History Museum BBQ Exhibit Photo at Marlynn Schotland
Atlanta History Museum BBQ Exhibit ~ Photo © Marlynn Schotland

Jacobson, Ryan. Venture Twelve Blog, 13 November 2019
72-Hour Atlanta Getaway
Just a two hour flight from both New York City and Chicago, Atlanta is quickly becoming a popular long weekend getaway for many travelers looking to explore the historic capital of the Peach State. Atlanta is jam packed with history; playing a huge role in both the Civil War, as well as the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s.

The Cyclorama at the Atlanta History Center in Atlanta, GA. by Ryan Jacobson
Jacobson, Ryan. Venture Twelve Blog, 13 November 2019 72-Hour Atlanta Getaway The Cyclorama at the Atlanta History Center in Atlanta, GA. @ Ryan Jacobson

Klema, Erin. Epicurean Traveler Blog, 18 May 2020
Discover The Whimsical Atlanta Botanical Garden In 12 Photos
Thirty acres of lush gardens filled with whimsical living sculptures make the Atlanta Botanical Garden a must-visit attraction in the heart of the Big Peach’s artsy Midtown neighborhood. As the Garden reopens to the public, take a peek at some of the colorful botanical displays in 12 photos of the Atlanta Botanical Garden. 

Klema, Erin. Epicurean Traveler Blog, 15 May 2020
Southern Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe
When traveling in the Southeastern United States, eating a biscuit is a must. At least, that is the conclusion I’ve come to after learning to make Southern buttermilk biscuits at the Learning Kitchen Atlanta. 

Klema, Erin. Epicurean Traveler Blog, 13 December 2019
10 Culinary Experiences to Savor in Atlanta
Are you a food lover visiting Atlanta? In this post, I share 10 Atlanta culinary experiences you won’t want to miss. Before visiting Atlanta, I knew this metropolis of the Southeastern United States was a foodie’s dream destination. Not only is Atlanta a culinary and cultural capital of the American South, where you’ll find crispy fried chicken and buttermilk biscuits, it’s also an international city infused with global cuisines.

10 Mouthwatering Culinary Experiences for Foodie Visitors to Atlanta Article by Erin Klema
10 Mouthwatering Culinary Experiences for Foodie Visitors to Atlanta ~ Article © Erin Klema
Chessboard from Alice in Wonderland at Atlanta Botanical Garden Photo by Linda Milks
Chessboard from Alice in Wonderland at Atlanta Botanical Garden ~ Photo © Linda Milks