ATLANTA, Feb. 5, 2016 – Voyager Media, Inc., the Un-Tourist Guide® Company, has announced its seventh moving guide, and the first one featuring a city in Georgia. Moving to Atlanta: The Un-Tourist Guide is available now in soft cover from Amazon and will be available in Barnes & Noble stores and as Kindle and Nook versions by the end of February.
Atlanta Movie Tours will host the book’s launch on Sunday, Feb. 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. at 327 Nelson Street SW, in Castleberry Hill, one of Atlanta’s premier art districts. The Smoke Ring will provide the catering. Free parking is available at Castleberry Point parking deck.
“We are delighted to be part of this exciting book, which showcases all of the great neighborhoods around Atlanta and what to do in each one,” said Carrie Burns, founder of Atlanta Movie Tours. “When we were originally asked about Castleberry Hill, we were thrilled to discuss it and couldn’t be more excited about being the hosts for the launch party!”
Voyager Media will offer special introductory book pricing of $20.00 during the book launch event (the retail price is $24.99.) Volume discounts for ordering five or more books also is available. Launch attendees will be eligible for several door prizes, including a free copy of Moving to Atlanta, two free passes to an Atlanta Movie Tours location tour and a gift card from The Smoke Ring.
Voyager Media’s series of ‘Un-Tourist Guides’ are changing how new and future residents discover where to live, how to find great schools, what to do for fun, and how to fit in to major cities and towns in the Southeastern U.S. Previous books focused on four Florida cities as well as Charlotte, NC, and Charleston, SC.
“These practical and lively guides are essential reading for those who want to simplify the process of making a new town a place they can really call home. Our guides provide all the vital information needed to make that happen quickly and easily,” said Newt Barrett, founder of Voyager Media, Inc. “Moving to Atlanta is our most ambitious guide yet, with more content, expert interviews and useful tips for anyone thinking about moving to the undisputed Capital of the South.”
The Guide offers practical advice on where to live, including how Atlanta’s cost of living compares with other major cities, Atlanta’s unique geography and seasons and how best to get around, as well as insights on the metro area’s top schools, healthcare systems and things to do.
There are also tips from locals on how to deal with Atlanta traffic, and highlights of the major drivers making Atlanta a magnet for Fortune 500 companies, technology innovators and the film industry. For three years’ running, Georgia was named the best state in the nation for business and recently the number one state for growth in the film industry. It’s also the #2 city in the nation for millennials and the #4 city for dating.
“I am a storyteller by profession, and it was wonderful to connect with so many dynamic residents throughout the metro area and rediscover why Atlanta continues to be a magnet for young people, professionals and retirees. It’s definitely my chosen city,” said author Anne Wainscott-Sargent, who first visited Atlanta during the 1996 Olympic Games before relocating here in 1998. A history buff, Wainscott-Sargent covered Atlanta’s unique history as a transportation crossroads and the impact of the Olympic Games on the city’s growth, as well as how the Atlanta Beltline is transforming intown neighborhoods into a transit greenway.
Moving to Atlanta: The Un-Tourist Guide features 18 of Atlanta’s most popular intown neighborhoods, as well as six of the metro area’s most established suburban communities. The author interviewed real estate experts, elected officials, journalists and business leaders as well as new and established residents to get the skinny on Atlanta’s vitality and uniqueness as a “city of neighborhoods.”
The Guide has generated positive reviews from advance readers, including Melissa Miller of The Pat & Melissa Group, Re/Max Metro Atlanta Cityside, who said: “Atlanta’s a great place to live, and this guide gives you all the tools you need to get a jump-start on your move and make knowledgeable decisions like a native. It’s a wonderful resource to give to our relocating clients.”
To obtain a copy of Moving to Atlanta: The Un-Tourist Guide, visit wwwMovingtoAtlantaGuide.com.
About Voyager Media
Voyager Media, Inc. was founded in 1997 by veteran publisher Newt Barrett and his wife, Maxine, an experienced leader in the travel, operations and financial management sectors. Voyager Media first entered the book business in 2008 by publishing Get Content. Get Customers, addressing the need of small and medium-sized businesses to understand today’s transformational marketing realities. The first Un-Tourist Guide featured the Barrett’s hometown of Naples, FL. The Un-Tourist Guide series’ goal is to provide new and prospective residents with all the information they need to make themselves at home quickly and easily–or to decide whether a particular town is right for them and their families. The Un-Tourist Guide® series now includes:
• Moving to Naples: The Un-Tourist Guide
• Moving to Sarasota: The Un-Tourist Guide
• Moving to St. Petersburg: The Un-Tourist Guide
• Moving to Tampa: The Un-Tourist Guide
• Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide
• Moving to Charleston: The Un-Tourist Guide
• Moving to Atlanta: The Un-Tourist Guide
About Atlanta Movie Tours
Since 2012, Atlanta Movie Tours (AMT) has been providing a whole new way to see the city for visitors and locals alike. Ranked in the top 5 tours and things to do in Atlanta, AMT offers location tours for every entertainment fan. AMT guides are experienced actors who have worked on set, giving you fascinating behind-the-scenes stories you won’t hear anywhere else. Call 855.255.3456 or contact AMT at email@example.com for more information.
About The Smoke Ring
The Smoke Ring, located in the heart of Castleberry Hill’s art district in south downtown, offers contemporary barbecue and Southern sides. Zagat Atlanta named The Smoke Ring the hottest barbeque restaurant in Atlanta, while Huffington Post called it the best barbecue in the American South. Chef Jordan Wakefield, a native of Lawrenceville, won Food Network’s “Guy’s, Grocery, Games.” Jordan and his wife, Erin, are the owners and operators of Smoke Ring. Longtime fans of all things Southern and barbecue, Jordan and Erin enjoy to spread this love through the neighborhood of Castleberry Hill that they have now called their second home. Check out the menu at smokeringatlanta.com.
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Note: Atlanta area real estate agents or media interested in attending the Book Launch are asked to RSVP by Feb. 16. Call 404.435.5784 for more information.