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5 Easy Waterfall Hikes in the Smokies

The Smoky Mountains National Park is home to over 100 waterfalls. Fortunately, many of these natural wonders are easily accessible via an easy-moderate hike of no more than a few miles. According to the NPS, ample rainfall (the area sees over 55 inches per year) and elevation gradient creates the perfect condition for waterfalls. The […]

5 Must-Do’s in Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater is most famous for being home to miles of pristine sugar sand beaches. Time and time again, the soft white sands and clear waters, has led to Clearwater Beach being rated amongst the top beaches in the country. Quartz crystals give Florida Gulf beaches their trademark white sand. Off the beach, there are plenty […]

10 Must-Dos in St. Petersburg, Florida

This beautiful Gulf Coast city is a great destination for year-round fun-in-the-sun. Nicknamed “the Sunshine City” for its’ attractive climate, St. Petersburg is a popular oasis for fitness buffs, fishermen, boaters, beach goers, and golfers. The city holds the Guinness Book World record for “the most consecutive days of sunshine” (768 days). In addition to […]

15 Amazing Drives to add to your Bucket List

1. Mt Lemmon Scenic Byway Location: Just outside of Tucson, Arizona Length of drive: 27 miles Highlights: Amazing views of the Saguaro cacti, beautiful mixed conifer forest, access to high altitude hiking trails, 30 degrees cooler than the surrounding desert, fabulous leaf peeping in the fall, winter snow destination Attractions: Marshall Gulch trail, Mt. Lemmon […]

10 Must-See Blue Ridge Parkway Attractions near Asheville, NC

Known as “America’s Favorite Drive,” tourists flock from all over the US to enjoy the immense beauty of this 469 mile long drive. According to the NPS, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the most visited park in the country with over 14 million visitors per year! The scenic road stretches from the Shenandoah National Park […]

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, […]

The Ultimate Tampa Bay Beach Guide

On Florida’s Gulf Coast, you can expect year-round sunshine, soft smooth white sand beaches, and warm waters. With miles and miles of beautiful coastline, there is a beach for everyone. Whether you are looking for relaxation, a party scene, gorgeous sunsets, a place to collect seashells, ideal swimming conditions, or a lively sporty scene, there […]

6 attractions not to miss on Orlando’s International Drive

Non-theme park days are the perfect time to explore the multitude of non-Disney attractions throughout the Orlando region. While International Drive is most well known for its’ hideous traffic and congestion, there are actually a few great attractions that make the hassle well worth it. As the street is home to Universal Studios, Seaworld, many […]

5 Easy Smoky Mountain Hikes near Gatlinburg

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park encompasses 522,427 acres between the states of Tennessee and North Carolina, making it one of the largest protected land areas east of the Rockies. With over 12 million visitors per year, the Smoky Mountains is America’s most visited national park. Tourists come from all over the world to enjoy […]

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, […]