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11 Fun Things to Do in 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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Lake Murray SC

Lake Murray SC: How to Spend a Fun 24 Hours

Called “the jewel of South Carolina,” shimmering, man-made Lake Murray SC 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 […]

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Flint River Kayaking: 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 Flint River kayaking excursion, 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 excursions in […]

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Where to Swim 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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Branson Attractions You Won’t Want to Miss! [UPDATED 2019]

Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, Branson has been called the family-friendly version of Las Vegas. Branson offers a plethora of entertainment venues, especially along 76 Country Boulevard, and draws visitors from all regions of the country. 1. Stunning Views Branson attractions include a number of picturesque views, including the Route 165 panoramic overlook at the […]

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Best Things to Do In Helen GA

Bavaria? No. Trade the Alps for the Appalachians, and you’ll find the tiny, charm-packed town of Helen, Georgia nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains along the Chattahoochee River. You’ll find a ton of things to do in Helen GA! Covering only 2.1 square miles and home to a mere 430 residents, this cozy re-creation of […]

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Dog Sledding Oregon with Trail of Dreams

The first dog started yelping, barking and jumping wildly on his hind legs, instigating the others to join in the commotion.  “They’re really excited,” grinned Jerry Scdoris, sled dog trainer and racer.  “This cold, clear weather is exactly what they like, and they can’t wait to run!” I was excited, too.  I clambered into the […]

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Potato Chip Rock

Potato Chip Rock Hike: San Diego’s Incredible Instagram Op

“Hiking is NOT one of my superpowers,” I said to my three companions.  But it was too late to turn back; we were more than halfway up on the Potato Chip Rock hike. A week before, I had seen a photo taken at San Diego’s Potato Chip Rock – a sliver of stone hovering 2,800 […]

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Fredericksburg Virginia

12 Fun Things to Do in Fredericksburg Virginia

Resting on the banks of the Rappahannock River, Fredericksburg, Virginia is a quintessentially charming historic city, with an appealing and lively downtown area brimming with shops, cafes, and restaurants.  Sporting a mild autumn climate that can only be described as perfect, there’s no better time to visit this gem of a city. Within hours of […]

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