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South Carolina Getaways: Follow Me to the Beautiful SC Coast!

From Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head, the Carolina coast has something for everyone.  So why not see it all with a South Carolina getaways road trip? The coastal region of the Palmetto State is filled with white-sand beaches, charming historic towns, freshly caught seafood and a plethora of outdoor activities such as kayaking in the […]

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12 Romantic Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, Charleston, and Greenville are arguably the three most visited destinations in South Carolina.  While Myrtle Beach may be best known for family vacations, that doesn’t mean you can’t find grown-up fun and romantic things to do in Myrtle Beach. In fact, it may surprise you how many great things there are to do […]

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The NAKED Truth about Atlanta’s Jeju Sauna & Spa

Kary and I were excited to check out Jeju Sauna – the Korean health and wellness spa just north of Atlanta in Gwinnett County.  It wasn’t that long ago that we’d been to South Korea; Jeju Island was our favorite spot so many happy memories flowed to the surface as we planned our day of […]

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Go Gwinnett! Top 10 Things to Do in Atlanta’s Playground

If you’re looking for something in the Atlanta area other than big city crowds and traffic, go Gwinnett!  Just 30 minutes north of Atlanta, Gwinnett County offers an entirely different experience and offers some of the best things to do near Atlanta. Charming small towns dot the landscape and delectable food experiences from nouveau gourmet […]

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Outer Banks Beach Rentals and Activities in Outer Banks

With over 100 miles of pristine blue beaches that fringe the North Carolina coast, the Outer Banks is a popular vacation destination.  Four narrow barrier islands stand between the North Carolina mainland and the Atlantic Ocean, each with its own unique vibe – from chill to action-filled. The best way to stay in the Outer […]

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Go LoCo! Best Things to Do in Loudon County TN: Lakeway to the Smokies

First, there’s that sweet spot – the prime location between Chattanooga and Knoxville.  Add to that the million dollar lake views, hiking trails, winery, and antiquing.  Finally, finish up with sumptuous food, and you have Loudon County  TN, a must see in our list of places to spend a weekend in the South. Recently, Kary […]

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Sedona Pink Jeep Adventure: Not for Prissies

Sedona’s Pink Jeep Adventure: Not for Prissies first published in Ladies’ Home Journal, 2011 “You simply must go – it’s so…. you,” friends would suggest.  This beach girl would always respond with the same condescendingly sweet smile.  The desert? But when I was invited to speak at a national conference in Phoenix, Arizona at the beginning […]

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Katharine Wright: The Feminist “Lift” Behind the Brothers of the First Flight

Orville and Wilbur Wright put Kitty Hawk in North Carolina’s Outer Banks on the map, having chosen it as their development and testing ground for the first human air carrier to become airborne for a significant amount of time. No one believed the Wright Brothers would be able to accomplish this monumental task. Except for […]

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14 Incredibly Fun Things to Do in Albany GA: Pack Your Bags Now!

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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Outdoor Activities and Events 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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