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.
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.
Located on the Northern coast of Oregon is one of the most historic and beautiful parks in the country. It’s one that is visited by millions of travelers each year and gets the visitors to keep coming back for more. They simply can’t get enough of the picturesque Lewis and Clark National Historic Park.
The end of the 100-mile Overseas Highway, that long dramatic drive down through the Florida Keys, and the place of legend and lore is Key West. It is a town to linger in, and to soak in the “Conch” frame of mind. But if you have only a day to linger, here are the highlights to make your visit memorable.
Any fan of baseball has heard the name “Cooperstown.” But they may not know of its reputation as being America’s Perfect Village. This upper state New York retreat is home to peaceful views of Lake Otsego, lush New England Foliage, and a quaint small town appearance. Despite having been founded in 1786, the village has retained much of its original charm. Visitors can look forward to many interesting landmarks, as well as plenty of opportunities for their favorite outdoor recreational activities.
San Francisco’s Presidio National Historic Landmark has been the centerpiece of the city by the bay since 1776. When Spain colonized California, the Presidio (or fort) was established here for the purpose of guarding San Francisco Bay. Comprising 1,500 acres, the Presidio is a vast and varied park with plenty to do for everyone. This park stretches along the Bay all the way to the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge. You can walk or bike the Presidio, but even better, two different free shuttles will give you a complete overview of the grounds.
When we think of the Northeast region of the United States of America, we think of the following states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. A lot of history has happened here. There are forts and ships and battlefields to remind us of the unfolding saga of the United States. This article highlights historic buildings from each state that are evocative of the state they are in. Enjoy the tour.
The city of Salem, Oregon sits in the heart of the Willamette Valley. The city is just under 50 miles from Portland. Salem is not only picturesque but has plenty of fun activities for the whole family, too. Here are the must-sees and must-dos, whether you’re there for a day or a week.