Intown Kids caters to Atlanta’s intown families looking for fun ideas and travel getaways. 

My name is Susan Finch, and I grew up in Peachtree City, lived in Brooklyn, NY for 11-years where I met my husband, and moved back to the Atlanta area while pregnant with my first child. I’m a freelance writer and stay home with my kids (ages 6 and 2 1/2) in Lake Claire, write and offer virtual solutions to tourism businesses around their crazy schedules and explore the intown Atlanta areas in our downtime. I’m obsessed with the Belt Line, graffiti art around town, and anything with fantastic views and great walkability.

When we moved to Atlanta, I noticed while there are plenty of resources for Atlanta parents, there are few that cater specifically to intown families.

And while lots of the greater Atlanta area is a pretty great place to live, each area is dramatically different from each other. If you’re a local, you know the wars battled over ITP vs. OTP living and what it’s like trying to navigate the public school system vs. charter schools while living in Atlanta’s intown neighborhoods.

I feel lucky to call Atlanta my home, but let’s face it, it’s not the easiest place to live! There’s endless traffic, snow that shuts down the city, and the heat make the top of my list. I found living in NYC much simpler where everything was within walking distance, cohesively connected, and everything from bananas to high-end artwork were available anywhere within in a 2-block radius. Atlanta takes more work to pull together and make your own, especially if you’re an “expat” relocating to the area.

How does this city work, anyway? And how does intown Atlanta work for families? That’s what I’m working on covering; one article at a time.

Work with Me:

Need sponsored content, travel reviews or advertising options? Let’s talk: IntownKids@gmail.com

I write travel features for magazines and newspapers, travel guidebooks and web copy. My work has appeared in seven travel guidebooks, The Australian, Global Traveler Magazine, Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine, Amazing Wellness Magazine, xoJane, KNOW Atlanta, Atlanta Weddings,  The Huffington Post, chamber of commerce publications, The LA Times, The Boston Globe, Kayak.com, content marketing channels and the iPhone app NYC Nature & Outdoors among numerous other outlets. I’m also the editor and social media manager for a family travel website.

During my days in marketing and advertising, I worked on projects for Keybrand Entertainment, The Discovery Channel, The Food Network, NBC, Pokemon.com, Twix, Marriott, Sprint, Target, Maybelline, AT&T, Kayak.com, the NY Tourism Board, Lowe Lintas, Ogilvy & Mather, Grey Advertising, BBDO, Focus Features, Dreamworks Theatricals, and start-ups.

And if you just want to hang out with me, follow me here: Twitter.com/BySusanFinch where I like to wax poetic about travel, freelancing, and not so fine wine.