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5 Historic Covered Bridges to Check Out this Fall

At one point, there were more than 15,000 covered bridges in the US. According to the Dept. of Transportation, the first covered bridge, The Waterford, was built in Connecticut in 1804. Today, this number has dwindled down to approximately 750 (acc to the Smithsonian) with the majority located in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Hampshire, Vermont, Oregon, […]

Lookout Mountain: Nature, Beauty, & History Meet on the TN/GA Border

The premier attraction for tourists new to the Chattanooga region is Lookout Mountain. This small mountain ridge takes up a mere 3 miles of Tennessee, compared to 50 in Alabama and 31 in Georgia, yet provides plenty of recreational and sightseeing opportunities nonetheless. The mountain also holds historical significance. The Cherokees originally inhabited the land, […]

World of Chocolate in Orlando, Florida

Do you love indulging in high quality chocolate? Are you interested in learning more about he history of chocolate? Do you love unique/oddball attractions? Are you looking for something fun to do on a “non theme park day” in Orlando? If so, you will definitely want to plan an hour or so on your itinerary […]

Attraction of the Week: Rock City

Rock City is one of 3 popular attractions located on Lookout Mountain, a ridge which stretches 84 miles across Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. If you only have time for one attraction during your Chattanooga vacation, Rock City is by far the most impressive of the bunch. Featuring beautiful gardens, ancient rock formations, 7 art installations, […]

Attraction of the Week: Ruby Falls

Chattanooga is an ideal Southeastern vacation destination for outdoor lovers and adventurous types. There are many tourist attractions that will satisfy your desire for adventure. One of these is Ruby Falls, the deepest and tallest underground waterfall open to the public. Ruby Falls is located deep inside Lookout Mountain, a 2393 foot mountain ridge located […]

The Legendary Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine

Stores of a mythical healing fountain of youth date back to tales from the 4th century involving Alexander the Great. As the story goes, anyone who drinks from the mystical waters will remain youthful forever due to the water’s restorative health properties. Although many places claim to have springs with healing powers, the St. Augustine […]

St. Augustine, Florida Vacation Guide

As America’s oldest city, St. Augustine is rich in historical significance. Explorer Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles of Spain founded the city in 1565, making it the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement. Unbeknownst to many, the Pilgrims actually landed on Plymouth 55 years later in 1602. According to the NPS, the first Thanksgiving actually took […]

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 Must-Dos in Savannah’s Charming Historic District

Savannah, Georgia, “the Hostess city of the South,” is an interesting vacation destination for history buffs, nature lovers, foodies, photographers, and even those interested in the paranormal. Offering an interesting mix of attractions to suit basically any type of traveler, it’s no wonder Savannah is quickly becoming one of the South’s most popular tourist destinations. […]

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 […]