Pioneer spirit is alive and well at Trembly Bald Resort

County begins second phase of Snapfinger treatment plant.

Trembly Bald Resort and Conference Center located on the outskirts of Toccoa, Ga., along the Tugaloo River is truly a one-of-a-kind destination. Composed of a lodge that can accommodate more than 30 individuals, a stage coach inn which can sleep up to 10 people and seven smaller cabins, Trembly Bald is perfect for reunions, conferences, […]

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Ilha Grande—A Place Like No Other

Trailside view of Praia Araçatiba. Photos by John Hewitt

Imagine a tropical rainforest island with no roads, accessible only by boat, no light pollution, no air pollution, abundant natural beauty and wildlife, no cell phone reception, beaches with few others on them and stars so bright that it seems as if one can reach up and touch the Milky Way and the Southern Cross […]

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Diverse experiences await visitors in Greenville

Whimsical arch gracing the pedestrian bridge over Reedy River. Photo by John Hewitt

Walking and biking trails, natural beauty, arts, culture and fun-filled attractions are among the experiences waiting for visitors to this South Carolina gem of a city. Among my discoveries that made for a satisfying getaway: Arts, science and cultural experiences: Be sure to check out Greenville County Museum of Art showcasing the world’s largest collection […]

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Greenville: Preservation and showcasing natural beauty are two of Greenville’s pluses

The cascading Reedy Falls is the centerpiece of riverfront development.

The accolades for this gem of a city continue to be bestowed. Along with them come visitors, new residents and new investments. This South Carolina city is creating quite a buzz, bursting with excitement and eager to show off its walking and biking trails, natural beauty, arts, culture, world-class corporate citizens and laid-back approach to […]

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Sunny Isles makes for sunny disposition

Sunny Isles Beach Bay

  One shimmering glass and steel tower after another line the beachfront of Sunny Isles, Fla. Construction is booming with multimillion-dollar projects appearing to outdo each other in height and creative design. Still, this shouldn’t stop anyone from getting excited about vacationing in this south Florida paradise. Somehow despite all this development Sunny Isles has […]

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Go fly a kite

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Looking for a carefree activity or a pastime reminiscent of childhood or something physical to get the younger folks moving and laughing? Consider flying a kite. Kite flying is believed to be more than 2000 years old and cultures around the globe (China, India, Japan) have early ties to kites. Throughout the years, kites have […]

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Preservation of maritime history, traditions and treasures is big in Delaware

The Lightship Overfalls once served as a floating beacon to help ships navigate at night.

Delaware folks seem to have a special passion for the preservation and celebration of maritime history, traditions and treasures. Along Delaware’s southern coast one can have a close encounter with the one-of-a-kind remains of a 1798 British shipwreck, explore a lightship and lighthouses, take a leisurely ferry ride from one state to another and indulge […]

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Georgia’s scenic Cumberland Island

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Off the coast of Georgia sits one of the largest of more than 100 Sea Islands of the southeastern United States. Cumberland Island is home to wild horses, boars, American alligators, armadillos and beautiful sprawling live oaks covered with Spanish moss. The island is a 45-minute ferry ride across the water from St. Mary’s, Georgia’s […]

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