The Great Smoky Mountains…there’s no place like it. The fresh mountain air, the warmth of southern people, the comfort food and the beauty that surrounds a city within the Great Smoky Mountains – Gatlinburg, TN. Gatlinburg is a well-known city that attracts millions of visitors each year. It’s best known for being a ski town in the winter time, but many visit to indulge in the shopping and history that takes place here. Interested in learning more?
For many, the iconic movie Sleepless in Seattle rings a bell, or the historic landmark, the Space Needle when they think of Seattle. However, these are just a few things the city is known for. Seattle is a perfect place to visit on a road trip. Just a few hours from both Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, British Columbia, you really can’t go wrong whichever direction you choose.
If you are in Seattle for a quick stopover, there is plenty to keep you entertained. Ranging from shopping to sports entertainment, to historic landmarks. In this post, we’re naming just a few of many activities that can be seen in just one day.
We all think of the true founding of America as the time after the Revolutionary War and the Constitutional Convention in the late 1700s. But before that, the country that would become the America we all know was the site of colonial battles and struggles for well over 100 years.
One of the areas of the country that was most contested was Georgia. It was known as “The Debatable Land.” This area marked the border between the British Colonies and the Spanish Colonies. These two European powers had been fighting each other for land and power for hundreds of years.
In 1733, a British man named James Oglethorpe was allowed to turn “The Debatable Land” into the colony of Georgia. To protect this new land, in 1736, he built Fort Frederica at the bottom edge of the colony.
Surrounded by Smoky Mountain views and beautiful southern scenery, Asheville has long been a top place to visit, as well as to live. Asheville is the 11th largest city in the state of North Carolina, and this historic area has much to offer.
From unique tourist attractions to iconic historic buildings, Asheville is an ideal destination for any time of year. Whether you prefer to hike through the winding trails in the warmer seasons or explore when it becomes a winter wonderland, there are many things to love about Asheville.
Aaah – Georgia. We love it for so many reasons. The history, the culture, the beaches and the beautiful mountains are what make it one of the best destinations in the southeast. One of the main attractions in the great state of Georgia is located in beautiful Augusta – the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area. From historic sites to beautiful outdoor activities, there’s no doubt you’ll have a memorable time here. It’s so great you’ll want to keep coming back for more! Take a look at just a few of the things the Augusta Canal has to offer.
Andersonville National Historic Site might be one of the most moving National Historic Sites you’ve never heard of. Located in Andersonville, Georgia, it hosts three features in one place: Andersonville National Cemetary, the Andersonville prison, and the National Prisoner of War Museum.
All of these different sites combine in one spot to make for a fascinating historical site. It not only serves as a stopover for those interested in Civil War history but also highlights some of the incredible stories of American prisoners of war (POW).
In this post, we want to dive into what makes Andersonville National Historic Site so special. We’ll cover each of these three areas of the site on their own, plus provide a few tips on how to make the trip.
While Aspen gets much of the attention when it comes to Colorado vacation destinations, Breckenridge offers equally amazing activities and scenery. Don’t miss these attractions the next time you’re in town, whether it’s for the day or a longer stay.
“West Virginia, mountain mamma, take me home to the country roads.” If you know this John Denver song, you know he was quite fond of West Virginia, and there are plenty of reasons why. John Denver didn’t just sing about places he loved for no reason. They meant something to him, and West Virginia was indeed one of those locations.