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10 Amazingly Fun Outdoor Things to Do in Morganton NC

Picturesque Morganton and the surrounding areas in foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina are the perfect venues for outdoor activities. A moderate climate makes it perfect for hiking year-round, and the proximity of South Mountains State Park and Lake James State Park attract nearly a million visitors per year who love all […]

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San Antonio Weekend Getaway: 10 Best Things to Do in San Antonio

They say everything is bigger in Texas.  In southern Texas, that includes a BIG list of things to do for a fun-packed San Antonio weekend getaway. With a population of 1.5 million, San Antonio remains one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.  A vivacious fusion of American and Mexican culture, colorful San […]

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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, close to the Smoky Mountains.  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 […]

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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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