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14 Incredibly Fun Things to Do in Albany GA That Will Make You Pack Your Bags

Albany, Georgia will surprise you.  It’s a four-way intersection of southern antebellum charm, outdoor adventure, the civil rights movement, and multiple museum-style attractions. 1. The Blue Hole One of Georgia’s Seven Natural Wonders, Radium Springs Gardens pumps 70,000 gallons per minute of crystal blue water from an underground cave, known as “the Blue Hole.” There […]

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Best Outdoor Activities in Columbus GA

100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus is the third largest city in Georgia (although claims have been made that this distinction goes back-and-forth with Augusta).  The humid, sub-tropical climate makes it a great year-round choice for outdoor activities, especially water-based adventures during much of the year. It’s a thriving city, filled with varying museums and […]

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Things to Do in Thoroughbred Country SC

Named the “Best Small Town in the South” by Southern Living Magazine, Aiken, South Carolina has been drawing people in since the wealthy Astors, Vanderbilts, and Fields began building their summer “cottages” along Millionaire’s Row in the late 1800’s. But Aiken is just one of many towns in Thoroughbred Country that are worth exploring.  Windsor, […]

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11 Reasons to Visit Columbia SC

Nestled approximately halfway between world-famous Charleston on the coast and up-and-coming Greenville in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, South Carolina’s capital city is often overlooked as a holiday destination.  But Columbia, the first capital named for Christopher Columbus and boasts that it was the first city in America, is bursting with southern charm, […]

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Girls’ Getaway: Best Things to Do in the Outer Banks

Four narrow barrier islands skimming more than 100 miles of stunning coastline separate the North Carolina mainland from the Atlantic Ocean, and make up the region of the Outer Banks.  Bodie, Roanoke, Hatteras, and Ocracoke Islands are linked together by bridges and ferries. Each island has its own distinctive personality. There are charming beach towns, […]

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How to Spend 24 Hours at Lake Murray, South Carolina

Called “the jewel of South Carolina,” shimmering, man-made Lake Murray is approximately 50,000 acres in size with more than 600 miles of shoreline. The lake is named after William Murray, the chief engineer who conceived what was “the world’s largest earthen dam” at that time. Although the lake was originally completed in 1930 as a […]

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Kayaking Flint River Georgia: That Time My Friends Left Me for Dead (Sort of).

Albany, Georgia has a lot of really fun outdoor pursuits.  When I heard our girls’ getaway weekend was going to include on a kayak excursion on the Flint River, I had mixed feelings.  I like kayaking…but I don’t love it. “Will we have to struggle against the current?” I asked, recalling most of my previous […]

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Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal: India’s Most Luxurious Love Letter

I passed through the elaborate gate at the main entrance – a beautiful construction unto itself – and gasped as I looked through the rounded frame.  There it was… the elaborate, dazzling white marble castle-like structure that inspires so many dreams. The Taj Mahal. Commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, the purpose […]

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Where to Get Your Swim On in New York City

By TopView Sightseeing If there’s one thing that doesn’t come to mind when you think about visiting New York City, it’s the swimming opportunities. Most people do not think about the beach scene when visiting New York and want something a little more exciting than a hotel swimming pool. There are plenty of swimming opportunities […]

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12 Things to Do in Bali

13 Things to Do in Bali. #8 is a Hoot. #12 is Insane!

Bali. It’s on everyone’s bucket list.  Everyone.  And for good reason.  Just whisper the seductive word “Bali” at a party and witness the dreamy, faraway look in the hearer’s eyes.  Bali is more than just a destination.  It’s the epitome of an exotic paradise. An Indonesian island known for its lush terraced rice paddies, lively […]

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