Make a stop on the Dahlonega Wine Trail in North Georgia

  Driving through Dahlonega in North Georgia the green road signs are easy to see and worth following. The breathtaking views overlooking the Southern Appalachian Mountains alone draw you in. But once there, the traveler will be delighted with this incredible find in the foothills. Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery is more than a winery; it is a wine country experience. Wolf Mountain Vineyards…
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St. Augustine’s haunted history

  Castillo De San Marcos - St. Augustine, FL Places like Charleston, Savannah and New Orleans immediately come to mind when one thinks of haunted American cities. However St. Augustine, Florida mustn't be overlooked. This old city is one of the most haunted in the country and with the preponderance and variety of ghost tours available, it's a popular destination for ghost hunters.  …
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Ferry Farm – George Washington’s boyhood home and why you’ll “dig it”

Ferry Farm in Fredericksburg, Virginia was George Washington's home from the time he was 6 years old until he was 20. It's the place he played as a child, became an accomplished surveyor and if the story is true – it's here he took an ax to the infamous cherry tree. Today visitors to Ferry Farm learn the story of the first president's boyhood home but may be…
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8 things you’ll love about traveling alone

There was a time I couldn't have imagined taking a vacation by myself. However, one summer when I was single I decided to do just that. I wasn't angry, I wasn't lonely – I simply wanted to spread my wings and be independent. This opened my eyes and ever since I try to take at least one short trip alone each year. Sure it's fun to travel with…
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Big news; Shamu can’t fly

  Shamu is a whale so to say, “Shamu can't fly” isn't an unusual statement. It's rather intuitive. However it's a lesson I learned from a friendly TSA agent. Wait - you might be scratching your head and thinking, “a friendly TSA agent?” Yes, I did indeed meet a friendly TSA agent while flying out of San Diego a couple years back. My mother and I had attended…
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Take a scenic boat tour in South Carolina’s low-country

Waccamaw Lady credit - Pull Over and Let Me Out   This fair-skinned girl loves going to the beach, but I can't take a full week of lounging in the sun so I always look for other activities. Plantation River Tours in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina provided a fun, fact-filled afternoon on a recent trip to Myrtle Beach. We boarded the Waccamaw Lady, a 60'…
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