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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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things to do in Albany GA

Things to Do in Albany GA: 14 Incredibly Fun Activities! [UPDATED]

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. Take a look at all the fun things to do in Albany GA! 1. The Blue Hole One of Georgia’s Seven Natural Wonders, Radium Springs Gardens pumps 70,000 gallons per minute of […]

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columbus ga

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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aiken sc

Best Things to Do in Aiken SC: Thoroughbred Country

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 1800s. But Aiken is just one of many towns in Thoroughbred Country that are worth exploring.  Windsor, […]

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things to do in columbia sc

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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best things to do in the Outer Banks

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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kayaking flint river georgia

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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Helen Georia

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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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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