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Hiking Hotspot: Collier Cove in WNC

Hidden far away from the tourist congestion in Asheville lies a quaint little known preserve which offers gorgeous views of the Butler mountain range and ample wildlife watching opportunities. If you find yourself seeking a peaceful escape, take a 20 minute drive south of Asheville to the small community of Arden. As an added bonus, […]

Attraction of the Week: Jump Off Rock

Many beautiful overlooks of the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains can be found throughout the entire Western North region, most notably via the Blue Ridge Parkway. While this drive is incredible, it can get super busy. Avoid the tourist traffic jams and opt instead for a little gem known as the Jump Off Rock overlook. This […]

10 Incredible Waterfall Hikes Under 2 Miles

Spring is the perfect time to embark on a gorgeous waterfall hike. The weather is finally warming up, and thus, this is the best time of the year to enjoy the great outdoors. After being cooped up all winter, now is your opportunity to get back in shape, establish a regular exercise routine, soak in […]

Attraction of the Week: Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Southwestern Florida is an ideal vacation destination for nature lovers. This region of the Gulf famously offers a mild winter climate, and easy access to lush nature preserves, white sand beaches, and Everglades airboat tours. Naples is a great base for exploring the region. One must-do while vacationing in the vicinity is visiting the top […]

Walking in a Winter Wonderland: 10 places to see snow in Arizona

Images of Saguaro cacti, sagebrush, and beautiful mountains often come to mind first when thinking of Arizona. And, of course, who doesn’t associate the desert with insane summer heat?! We have all seen the skeleton “But it’s a dry heat” joke. However, temps are actually quite enjoyable throughout the winter season (averaging 60-70 degrees with […]

The Best Attractions in Pinellas County, Florida

Pinellas County is a highly populated area (900,000+ residents) on the west coast of Florida. This tourist hotspot is part of the Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater metro area. Most of all the great Tampa Bay tourist attractions, like the white sand beaches, beautiful nature preserves, quaint downtowns, boat tours, and museums and cultural attractions, are found throughout […]

9 Fun things to do in Tarpon Springs: The Sponge Capital of the World

Tarpon Springs, a small town located along the Anclote River in Northern Pinellas County, is most famous for being “the sponge capital of the world.” Greek immigrants settled this Gulf Coast village in the early 1900’s. Even to this day, Tarpon is still the world’s largest producer of natural sponges. These sponges are actually skeletons […]

Attraction of the Week: Savannah’s Haunted East Bay Inn

Savannah, Georgia has long been a hotbed of paranormal activity. The historic southern city, established way back in 1733, ranks right up there with Salem, Boston, and New Orleans as one of America’s most haunted cities. Tourists come from all over to explore the gorgeous tree-lined squares and parks and awe at the lovely 18th […]

12 great leaf peeping destinations in the Carolinas

Fall is the most gorgeous time of the year in the Carolinas, particularly in the higher altitude Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina mountainous regions. By the time October rolls around, the summer heat is long gone, the air is dry and crisp, and conditions are perfect for hiking, alfresco dining, and festivals. Tourist […]

Attraction of the Week: Icon Park in Orlando

A rather new attraction, Icon Park which opened in May of 2015, is a great addition to your non-theme park Orlando itinerary. Featuring a 400 foot Ferris Wheel, a wax museum, an aquarium, and numerous restaurants and shops, there’s plenty to do to keep you busy here for an entire afternoon. On hot summer days, […]