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Can’t-Miss Kid-Friendly Attractions in Atlanta, Georgia

July 30, 2014 12:03 pm

Though Atlanta is usually known for its wild club scene, it has a wildlife scene as well. Your kids will have a blast at these two family-friendly attractions, both of which are located right in the heart of the city.

Georgia Aquarium
The Georgia Aquarium is a must-see attraction any time you drive into the city of Atlanta. This cutting edge facility opened in 2005 and is now home to more than 100,000 animals. Go indoor whale watching in the Ocean Voyager exhibit, or discover this secret underwater world through the largest viewing glass in the country. The kids will love searching for fish from around the world at the Southern Company River Scout exhibit. Finish your visit with a show starring dolphins and human actors that will blow your mind. Children of all ages are sure to enjoy this underwater wonderland.

Zoo Atlanta
The kids can befriend more than 220 species of animals at Zoo Atlanta, which houses the highest number of gorillas and orangutans in the country. The zoo is also one of the few zoos in the U.S. to house the fascinating giant panda. Take the little ones to the petting zoo before heading to one of the many wildlife shows with older children, and then reconvene at the wide selection of restaurants that includes the Wild Planet Cafe. Take advantage of all that Zoo Atlanta has to offer, especially the knowledge they're waiting to share with your children.

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Crawfish Shack Seafood: Cajun Classics With A Twist

July 23, 2014 12:46 pm

Crawfish Shack Seafood chef and owner Hieu Pham fuses the influences of classic Vietnamese cuisine with those of classic Southern fare to create an inventive menu that's earned a number of fans in Atlanta.

Don’t get us wrong, this isn’t fusion cuisine; the po’ boy would probably pass muster in New Orleans, but the remoulade has a spicy Vietnamese food influence, and the nuoc mia—freshly squeezed sugar cane—is an alternative to sweet tea. The eclectic mix of flavors has won the restaurant a number of local fans!

Check the Crawfish Shack Seafood website for hours, menus, and more information.

Crawfish Shack Seafood
4337 Buford Highway
Atlanta, GA 30341
(404) 329-1610
www.crawfishshackseafood.com
www.yelp.com/biz/crawfish-shack-seafood-atlanta

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Enjoy Yoga? Download These 3 Yoga Apps!

July 16, 2014 12:03 pm

While you may not be able to actually complete your yoga class from your smartphone, it can certainly help you manage your fitness goals. There are a number of yoga apps made especially for the tech-savvy yogi, offering everything from yoga music to actual classes. When you just don’t have the time (or, occasionally, the energy) to get to the studio, these yoga apps will help to keep your Chi in check.

YOGAmazing
Offering over 50 different video yoga classes on one affordable app, YOGAmazing is ideal for the at-home yogi. Each session is just 25 minutes long, much shorter than a typical class, but still provides you with the same invigorating, healing yoga feeling that you love. As a fun bonus, YOGAmazing also offers beautiful yoga-inspired iPhone backgrounds to keep you focused on your practice every time you look at your phone.

Daily Yoga
Whether you want to browse individual poses or complete an entire class, Daily Yoga has it all. This all-inclusive yoga app offers HD videos for more than 45 yoga classes, which make you feel just like you’re at a real yoga studio. With three skill levels, individualized training plans, and 18 background music options, Daily Yoga enables you to create a completely customizable yoga routine at home.

Pocket Yoga
Combining three types of practices, three skill levels, and three class durations enables the user to choose from 27 unique yoga sessions right from the Pocket Yoga app. A simple and attractive interface also makes perfecting each pose easy and effortless—well, almost!

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