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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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Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains Attractions and Best Things to Do [updated 2020]

With 520,000 acres spanning North Carolina and Tennessee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the largest protected land area east of the Rockies. Great Smoky Mountains attractions make it the most visited park in the American Park System, and one of the best places to visit in the Carolinas. The park preserves the history of […]

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amelia island florida

Things to Do at Amelia Island in Winter

A barrier island stretching along the northeast coast of Florida, there are so many things to do at Amelia Island for a relaxing romantic weekend or fun road trip during the chilly shoulder season. Car Rentals from $8.98 A Day: 7 Major Car Vendors, 15,000 Locations, Save Up to 40%. The island, named for Princess […]

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highlands spa

Try the Spa at Old Edwards Inn. You Can Thank Me Later

“It’s a surprise,” he said with twinkling green eyes as he tucked me into the passenger seat and gently closed the door. My ridiculously huge grin gave away my glee… I do love surprises! We drove for an hour and a half, winding our way across the state border and into the Blue Ridge Mountains […]

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Naples houseboat

Boat Rentals Naples FL: How About a Houseboat?

It seems to be on everyone’s bucket list. Just mention the word “houseboat” and you’re sure to evoke romanticized images of a buoyant home floating in some exotic paradise. The marriage of a water-bound “hotel” to a gorgeous tropical setting can be found right here in the United States. I recently stayed on a magnificent […]

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Pleasure House Oysters

Pleasure House Oysters: The Making Of An Ostreaphile

“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” -Jonathan Swift My agreement with that statement made me somewhat of an outcast among my trendy Baby Boomer friends. I’d watched them shuck open some unsuspecting barnacle-laden shell, tip it up, and let a pulpy, slimy mass of flesh slide down their throat. No thanks, […]

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11 Fun Atlantic Coastal Escapes for Winter

Now that winter is upon us and an end to the frenzy of the holidays in sight, visions of escape routes to warmer climates are starting to dance in our heads.  Coastal escapes and beach towns along the southern Atlantic seaboard are offering off-season rates and special weekend packages making their charming destinations and temperate […]

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