I always enjoy traveling out West at the end of the summer, specifically to Montana. Most airlines that fly out west go through Salt Lake City, Utah — which our Delta flight did — but some airlines have direct flights to whatever Western destinations you might be traveling to in the future. Refer to our Top 10 Airline Travel Tips story which is especially helpful for these long flights. Then follow Tim and my five-day trip to Montana which included hiking, fishing, river rafting, horseback riding, discovering nature and checking out the local western town.

One Flew South located in Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport’s Concourse E

Our flight out of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s Concourse E gave us the opportunity to try One Flew South, the first fine-dining restaurant in Atlanta’s airport. Executive Chef Duane Nutter, Corporate Chef Todd Richards and General Manager and Mixologist Jerry Slater partnered to bring a gourmet food experience to Atlanta travelers. The menu delivers premium ingredients from regional farmers and purveyors that includes entrees, sandwiches, and sushi, as well as take-away items, if you’re short of time.

One Flew South Restaurant & Sushi Bar

The restaurant’s white marble exterior walls, alcohol bottled-lined window and shiny silver sign lets you know that it’s not like any other restaurant in the airport. The restaurant’s interior sushi bar background features a large forest photograph which makes you feel like you’re not confined to the airport. The restaurant’s sleek, sophisticated layout and atmosphere includes regular tables, cocktail rounds, sushi bar and bar dining.

It’s wonderful to enjoy a more upscale restaurant in Hartsfield that puts the pitiful food court and other airport food options to shame. But fresh, gourmet cuisine comes with a price: our lunch for two which included nonalcoholic beverages and the restaurant’s 18% gratuity was $50.

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4 Responses to “Southerners’ Montana Vacation – Day 1: Traveling”

  1. Josh Milner says:

    What’s funny is that right on your home page is an article that mentions traveling west at the end of summer. I leave for Utah on Thursday. My girlfriend and I are going to check out Bryce and Zion for the first time. So I will take it as fate that I should be getting your e-zine. I like to keep up with what is going on in our town and look forward to your news letter. I will keep up with your Montana vacation as it looks very similar to the one I am about to take.

  2. Kay Owen says:

    Jim and I just returned from Moab, Utah. I stepped out of my comfort zone and did mountain biking. Biking and hiking filled our week and it was one of our best vacations ever!! Scenery was beautiful….

  3. Wendy says:

    I agree that getting out of our comfort zone on vacation is a great thing and doing something fun like mountain biking in Moab, Utah sounds like a great time. These type of activities keep us young and healthy. Stay well and thanks for sharing.

  4. Wendy says:

    I’ve never been to Bryce and Zion, so you should share your adventures when you return. Have fun traveling out West.

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With a Southern Twist is all about good living in today's South. A true Southerner, the author's passions include food, home design, travel, restaurants, shopping, and entertaining. It is a fun blog about one of her most beloved regions of the country, shared through personal experiences.