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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, […]

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 […]

The Most Scenic Blue Ridge Parkway Overlooks near Asheville

Asheville is an exciting base to plan your Blue Ridge Parkway adventures. First off, there are several Parkway entrances located throughout the city. Second, there is an abundance of scenic hikes, waterfalls, and states parks within an easy drive of the city. Some of the most incredible Parkway attractions (Linville Falls, Mt. Mitchell) lie in […]

The Most Scenic Views near Asheville

Asheville, most popular for being a foodie and artist’s haven, is nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. The Blue Ridge Parkway, along with hundreds of waterfalls and hiking trails, lie just outside the city limits. The true appeal of the city is its’ proximity to so many natural wonders. Below are the most scenic […]

10 Gorgeous Gardens to Visit

Strolling around a beautiful garden is a great way to add on a bit of nature and relaxation to any vacation experience. There are dozens of fantastic gardens in cities across the US. From exotic cacti in Tucson, to an extravagant fall pumpkin display in Dallas, to a beautiful bonsai collection in Asheville, each of […]

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, […]

5 Must Try Coffee Shops in Orlando

It’s easy to find a Starbucks in Orlando. In fact, the city ranks number 5 on the list of cities with the most Starbucks locations per capita. Wherever you go, there seems to be a Starbucks on every corner. You can even enjoy your favorite Frappuccino or latte at a Disney resort or theme park! […]

7 Best Local Coffeeshops in Asheville, NC

Asheville’s thriving local coffee scene continues to receive praise from locals and tourists alike. Instead of a common chain, consider supporting a great local business on your trip. From authentic homemade bagels, to European pastries, to award winning coffee, each coffeehouse listed below offers something special which makes it worth seeking out. There is a […]