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Two Tides Brewery

By Laura | April 20, 2018

  It’s no secret that Savannah is booming with new businesses. Restaurants, boutiques, pâtisseries and specialty stores are popping up ALL over the city. We’re GROWING and it’s a beautiful thing. One of the most up and coming locations in this expanding city has been labeled “The Starland District”. The Starland District seems to be … Read moreTwo Tides Brewery

Tired of Spending Spring Break at the Beach? Try Some Waterfalls in the Southeast

By Nate Bowery | March 7, 2018

Spring break is among us! Looking for some amazing destinations other than those crowded beaches that everyone seems to go to? Don’t worry, I have you covered. Whether you live near Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, or North Carolina, there are tons of wonderful waterfalls to occupy your spring break. I have put together a few of … Read moreTired of Spending Spring Break at the Beach? Try Some Waterfalls in the Southeast

Georgia’s Highest Point on the Appalachian Trail

By North Georgia Treks | February 13, 2018

Blood Mountain Summit Blood Mountain is most notably known as the highest peak on the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail. Standing at 4458 feet at its summit makes it the sixth tallest mountain in the State. Some believe the origin of its name came from a bloody battle between the Cherokee and Creek Indians, … Read moreGeorgia’s Highest Point on the Appalachian Trail

Toccoa River Swinging Bridge – A Favorite North Georgia Destination

By North Georgia Treks | February 4, 2018

     Noted as one of the most scenic sections of the Toccoa River, this unique footbridge is a popular year-round attraction for day hikers and campers along with those kayaking or canoeing the Toccoa River Canoe Trail. It spans an impressive 265 feet across the Toccoa River which makes it the longest swinging bridge … Read moreToccoa River Swinging Bridge – A Favorite North Georgia Destination

Arabia Mountain

By Mike Dunnit | February 2, 2018

Arabia Mountain,nestled just outside the city of Atlanta, is one of the regions hidden gems. It is also one of my favorite places to visit, for a quick escape away from the city!   With a peak of only around 700 feet, it’s one of the easiest “mountain climbing” experiences you will ever have. Do … Read moreArabia Mountain

My “Top 5” short hike waterfalls in North Georgia

By North Georgia Treks | January 27, 2018

    Although there are hundreds of waterfalls in the North Georgia Mountains, I have compiled this list of my top 5 easy access waterfalls that most everyone can visit. Each of these I consider a short hike being they’re 1-mile or less. Blue Hole Falls   This waterfall is the first of two on … Read moreMy “Top 5” short hike waterfalls in North Georgia

Len Foote Hike Inn a “One of a Kind” North Georgia retreat.

By North Georgia Treks | January 10, 2018

North Georgia’s Amicalola Falls State Park in Dawson County, GA. is home to this truly unique backcountry Inn. The Len Foote Hike Inn is only accessible to the public by foot along its own hiking trail that travels through the beautiful Chattahoochee National Forest. From the moment that you step into the lobby you can … Read moreLen Foote Hike Inn a “One of a Kind” North Georgia retreat.

Preacher’s Rock on the Appalachian Trail

By North Georgia Treks | January 6, 2018

  As one of North Georgia’s most popular family-friendly day hikes, Preacher’s Rock is well worth the short 1-mile climb. Located in beautiful Suches, GA., the trailhead begins at the Woody Gap Recreation Area which offers a beautiful overlook view, several picnic tables and restroom facilities. I would rate the trail as moderate with a … Read morePreacher’s Rock on the Appalachian Trail

NORTH CAROLINA

Wilson Creek Gorge- Hike, Fish, Explore

By Eddie Romero | May 9, 2018

  Spring time is here! Weather is perfect, flowers are blooming, and the green is coming back. What’s better than shaking off the winter cold and kicking the spring hiking into gear. Why not start your spring hiking in the Wilson Creek Wilderness Area. Wilson Creek is part of the Grandfather district of the Pisgah … Read moreWilson Creek Gorge- Hike, Fish, Explore

Tired of Spending Spring Break at the Beach? Try Some Waterfalls in the Southeast

By Nate Bowery | March 7, 2018

Spring break is among us! Looking for some amazing destinations other than those crowded beaches that everyone seems to go to? Don’t worry, I have you covered. Whether you live near Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, or North Carolina, there are tons of wonderful waterfalls to occupy your spring break. I have put together a few of … Read moreTired of Spending Spring Break at the Beach? Try Some Waterfalls in the Southeast

Mt. Cammerer Lookout

By Justin Potter | February 5, 2018

  Mt. Cammerer, is a fire lookout station built in the 1930’s and used until the 1960’s.  I have had Mt. Cammerer Lookout marked on my map for about a year now,   I had read about the endless views of Tennessee and North Carolina as it straddles the state line at an elevation of … Read moreMt. Cammerer Lookout

Greensboro, NC- The Gate City

By Eddie Romero | January 30, 2018

  Greensboro, North Carolina also know as the Gate City, is the third most populated city in North Carolina. Founded in 1808, Greensboro has seen its fair share of history. In stead of going through the history of Greensboro, here are some quick facts: Greensboro is named after General Nathanael Greene, who led American forces … Read moreGreensboro, NC- The Gate City

Brown Mountain Lights…Oh here goes.

By Justin Potter | January 28, 2018

  Brown Mountain Lights..Fact I remember as a kid watching those shows trying to find ghosts and all the unknown mysteries you’ll find in small town folk lore. I loved them even if I didn’t believe them. The Brown Mountain lights is one of those tales I remember watching but, I wasn’t in anyway convinced … Read moreBrown Mountain Lights…Oh here goes.

Rough Ridge- Blue Ridge Parkway

By Eddie Romero | January 22, 2018

   One of North Carolina’s most visited trail, is the Rough Ridge trail. With amazing views, the trail is a go to spot for any hiker and photographer.Located on mile post 302.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Rough Ridge is part of the larger Tanawha Trail. Roughly around .8 of a mile hike, the hike … Read moreRough Ridge- Blue Ridge Parkway

Who Wants To [pretend to] Be A Millionaire?

By Dave McAda | January 19, 2018

Recent stock market rally got you thinking about “movin’ on up”?  Little extra income burning a hole in your pocket? Do yourself a favor and keep saving your money!  But if you want to dream about an extravagant, luxurious lifestyle, spend a day at Biltmore Estate and Gardens in Asheville, NC and let your imagination … Read moreWho Wants To [pretend to] Be A Millionaire?

Grassy Ridge, the view that doesn’t stop.

By Justin Potter | January 18, 2018

If you’ve ever wanted to find that place around North Carolina that you could see for miles and miles. The hike from Carvers Gap to Grassy Ridge Bald is the hike  you need to check out. Not only is it part of the most iconic trails in the country but it gives you views of … Read moreGrassy Ridge, the view that doesn’t stop.

Max Patch Mountain one of the most iconic sections on the AT.

By North Georgia Treks | January 15, 2018

Max Patch, standing at a modest 4600 feet, is what’s considered a “bald” mountain due to being cleared and used as pasture in the 1800’s. This is one of the many things that make this mountain so alluring. From its summit you have breathtaking 360-degree views which extend to Mount Mitchell and The Great Smoky … Read moreMax Patch Mountain one of the most iconic sections on the AT.

Hanging Rock State Park

By Eddie Romero | January 9, 2018

Hanging Rock State Park, one of North Carolina’s most beautiful parks. Located in the town of Danbury, NC, Hanging Rock has everything from rock climbing to waterfalls. Created in 1930, Hanging Rock State Park offers what is consider as traditional outdoor fun.  Trails at Hanging Rock The park offers over 20 miles of hiking trails … Read moreHanging Rock State Park

SOUTH CAROLINA 

Pleasant Ridge Park and Ice Cream!

By Dave McAda | March 10, 2018

  If you are looking for a place to hike, ride your mountain bike, take the kids fishing, host a group function, or photograph waterfalls, Pleasant Ridge Park  is the place to go in Greenville County, SC! On a recent Saturday my wife was hosting a bridal shower at our house so it was the perfect … Read morePleasant Ridge Park and Ice Cream!

Travelers Rest and the Swamp Rabbit Trail

By Dave McAda | February 6, 2018

I first drove through Travelers Rest, SC about twelve years ago.  Key word being THROUGH.  There just didn’t seem to be a reason for me to stop as I went from the mountains (Caesar’s Head & Table Rock) to Greenville, SC.  It was mostly shuttered businesses along main street. Fast forward to April 2009 when … Read moreTravelers Rest and the Swamp Rabbit Trail

Pretty Place (Yes it is!)

By Dave McAda | January 26, 2018

  “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare never traveled to Greenville County, SC but his words ring true nonetheless.  Whether you call it Pretty Place, the chapel on the cliff, Camp YMCA Greenville, or by its proper name Fred W. Symmes Chapel, it is one of the most picturesque … Read morePretty Place (Yes it is!)

A Ride in the Country, Greenville County, SC

By Dave McAda | January 12, 2018

I’m a lazy hiker. There, I said it. If I can see things from the car I’m very happy. I don’t have a problem maneuvering the car just right and putting the window down for a clearer view. But if I have to get out of the car, the view better be worth the effort. … Read moreA Ride in the Country, Greenville County, SC

TENNESSEE 

Rowing your way to Oak Ridge, Tennessee

By @knoxdaytripper | April 18, 2018

From now through the fall, thousands of people will make their way to one of the best waterways for regatta rowing in the country and it’s not where you might expect. Over the past few years, Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, TN (about 20 minutes northwest of Knoxville) has become a premier spot for … Read moreRowing your way to Oak Ridge, Tennessee

It’s Dogwood time in Tennessee

By @knoxdaytripper | April 4, 2018

  Four delicate white leaves with hints of dark red on the end open to reveal a small cluster of yellowish green “flowers”.  This is the bloom of a dogwood tree and this time of year, tens of thousands of these natural creations paint a picture of spring brilliant enough to capture the attention of … Read moreIt’s Dogwood time in Tennessee

Dollywood’s Show-stopping Season Ahead

By @knoxdaytripper | March 12, 2018

From the African rhythms of Ladysmith Black Mambazo to the smooth moves of the Flamenco Kings, the show stopping fun at Dollywood kicks off March 17th with the annual Festival of Nations and doesn’t stop until the season ends in January 2019.   Last year, the park introduced two new rides, Dropline and Whistle Punk Chaser, … Read moreDollywood’s Show-stopping Season Ahead

Tired of Spending Spring Break at the Beach? Try Some Waterfalls in the Southeast

By Nate Bowery | March 7, 2018

Spring break is among us! Looking for some amazing destinations other than those crowded beaches that everyone seems to go to? Don’t worry, I have you covered. Whether you live near Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, or North Carolina, there are tons of wonderful waterfalls to occupy your spring break. I have put together a few of … Read moreTired of Spending Spring Break at the Beach? Try Some Waterfalls in the Southeast

Courage and Conviction on display in Clinton, TN

By @knoxdaytripper | February 20, 2018

If you’ve ever driven I-75 north of Knoxville, you’ve probably seen a sign directing people to the Green McAdoo Cultural Center.  While the title does describe its location, it doesn’t let travelers know of its importance.  Inside the walls of this old school, the story of 12 high school students who changed the world is told.  Known as … Read moreCourage and Conviction on display in Clinton, TN

Mt. Cammerer Lookout

By Justin Potter | February 5, 2018

  Mt. Cammerer, is a fire lookout station built in the 1930’s and used until the 1960’s.  I have had Mt. Cammerer Lookout marked on my map for about a year now,   I had read about the endless views of Tennessee and North Carolina as it straddles the state line at an elevation of … Read moreMt. Cammerer Lookout

The Sunsphere – Knoxville’s Big Star

By @knoxdaytripper | January 28, 2018

It is difficult to miss the Sunsphere as you pass through Knoxville. Throughout the years, this structure has become synonymous with the city. Even though it may not be the tallest building in the city, its golden aura stands out in a city not all that uncommon architecturally speaking. The Sunsphere rises 266 feet into … Read moreThe Sunsphere – Knoxville’s Big Star

Chattanooga: From Waterfalls to ChooChoo Trains

By Taylor S. | January 26, 2018

Chattanooga was quite the host. My boyfriend (travel partner) and I spent three nights in Chattanooga, TN as a spontaneous trip from our home in Charlotte, NC. We had only planned on staying 2 nights, but the city drew us in and convinced us to stay another night. We began our trip by needing food, … Read moreChattanooga: From Waterfalls to ChooChoo Trains

Grassy Ridge, the view that doesn’t stop.

By Justin Potter | January 18, 2018

If you’ve ever wanted to find that place around North Carolina that you could see for miles and miles. The hike from Carvers Gap to Grassy Ridge Bald is the hike  you need to check out. Not only is it part of the most iconic trails in the country but it gives you views of … Read moreGrassy Ridge, the view that doesn’t stop.

7 Magnificent National Parks to see in East Tennessee

By @knoxdaytripper | January 7, 2018

While the Western United States is home to the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Yellowstone, East Tennessee showcases the most visited National Park in the country along with many others definitely worthy of a visit. Great Smoky Mountains National Park    Covering more than 500-thousand acres, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the nation’s most … Read more7 Magnificent National Parks to see in East Tennessee

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