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Santa Barbara Day Trip: 13 Amazing Activities to Choose From

Touting itself as “the American Riviera,” Santa Barbara is where the Santa Ynez Mountains melt into the Pacific Ocean in central California.  A Santa Barbara day trip will encompass gorgeous weather, charming Spanish-Colonial architecture, a rich history, unlimited choices in restaurants and bars, and diverse outdoor activities. A picture-perfect harbor, pristine beaches, artsy Mediterranean vibe, […]

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Day Trip to Newport, RI: 8 Best Things to Do

I recently went back to visit the state of Rhode Island, where I was born and raised. It’s a small state, but in many ways packs a big punch. At the top of my agenda was a day trip to Newport, a historic and gorgeous city set on Aquidneck Island. One can’t think of Newport […]

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Thermal Valley Hang Gliding

If you think hang gliding is just for adrenaline junkies, think again.  At Thermal Valley Hang Gliding, the mission is to share the joy of free flight with as many people as possible. Soaring like a bird is the purest form of flight…especially with the stunning aerial views of Burke County and the Blue Ridge […]

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Skydive Wind Tunnels: All Pleasure, No Plane

Indoor skydiving is all the rage, especially for those who’d like to experience the thrill of skydiving without the fear of jumping out of a plane.  Skydive wind tunnels allow you to do just that, and our wind tunnel experience at Skyventure New Hampshire was a hoot! History of Skydive Wind Tunnels Indoor skydiving is […]

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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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