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The North Carolina Arboretum

While Asheville is most well known for its’ foodie, art, and craft beer scene, as well as the famous Biltmore Estate, there are plenty of places to escape the crowds and soak in some much needed nature. The North Carolina Arboretum is one picturesque place to spend a few hours enjoying the sights and sounds […]

Hiking Hotspot: Moore Cove Falls

One of the most popular attractions in Western North Carolina is an amazing roadside waterfall known as Looking Glass Falls. In an area nicknamed “The land of waterfalls,” Looking Glass stands out as the best-of-the-best. Not surprisingly, thousands of tourists flock to this site each year due to its’ easy accessibility. While it’s definitely worthy […]

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 […]

Hiking Hotspot: Bear Wallow Mountain

Western North Carolina offers no shortage of beautiful mountain hikes. Bearwallow is a popular 1 mile out-and-back trail featuring a 600 foot climb up to a beautiful meadow. As it is located just 30 minutes outside of Asheville, this hike is quite popular with active locals as well as tourists looking to explore the beauty […]

Mount Mitchell: The Highest Point East of the Mississippi

The Blue Ridge Parkway, “America’s Favorite Drive,” is loaded with scenic vistas of the most dramatic mountain range in the East. The misty fog passing over the mountains creates a surreal picture-perfect setting. Asheville is the perfect place to start your adventure as many of the drive’s most memorable stops are located within an easy […]

12 fun things to do on your “non-park” Disney days

A long day at any Disney theme park, especially on a hot & humid summer day, can be quite exhausting. In fact, I’m often completely overheated & drained, with tired aching feet by the end of the day. Realistically, most of us probably put in over 10 miles each park day! That’s likely way more […]

15 Rainy Day Activities in Tampa Bay

If your Tampa vacation falls anytime between the months of June-October, your odds of getting caught in a rainstorm goes up dramatically. The wet season in Tampa can be unpredictable with afternoon storms occurring without much advance warning. If it looks like a storm may be brewing, you may want to hold off on your […]

Things to do in Pasco County, Florida: “The Nature Coast”

Pasco County is an often overlooked region on Florida’s western coast. The abundance of parks, golf courses, and canoeing trails has earned this county the nickname of “The Nature Coast.” Add in close proximity to the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches, and you have plenty of diverse opportunities for outdoor recreation. Most of the major attractions […]

12 things to do in Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota is one of the most beautiful vacation destinations on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The beaches are award winning, a tough feat in a state with many great options. Siesta Key beach, with its’ powdery fine 99% quartz sand, even won the International Sand Contest in 1987. Besides white sandy beaches, the Sarasota area is known for its’ […]

Fun-in-the-Sun: A Day in Siesta Key on Florida’s Gulf

Time and time again, Siesta Key Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast pops up on many “best of” lists. The cool to the touch, 99% quartz sand earned this beach the number 1 spot on a 2020 Traveler’s Choice Awards on Trip Advisor. Once thought of as mainly a snowbird destination, Siesta Key and nearby Sarasota […]