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Biltmore Estate, North Carolina

Biltmore Estate, North Carolina

November 8, 2010 No Comments Welcome to America’s largest home Biltmore Estate, spread over 8000 acres, is a national, man-made wonder nestled among the gorgeous Blue Ridge mountains in the town of Asheville, North Carolina.    As you drive through the estate’s winding, tree-lined roads you will pass lawns, gardens and water features along the way and feel warmly welcomed ...

 

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Helen Georgia – Historic, Romantic and Much More

Helen Georgia – Historic, Romantic and Much More

October 27, 2010 No Comments Scenic Alpine town offers a refreshing escape About 70 miles north of Atlanta lies Helen Georgia, a Bavarian-inspired town where traces of Cherokee Indian culture, horse-drawn carriages, a beautiful river walk, historic streets, restaurants, horseback-riding, tubing, golf and a host of other entertainment options welcome you. If these don’t sound inviting enough, maybe a hot ...

 

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Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta

Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta

October 19, 2010 No Comments Located in downtown Atlanta Georgia, amidst luxury hotels, restaurants and towering offices is the city’s popular landmark and pride – Centennial Olympic Park. Conceived and built in 1996 to mark the Olympic Games that Atlanta hosted, the park serves as a weekend family hangout, concert venue, children’s haven, walker’s paradise and much more.  Location, location, location  ...

 

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Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina

Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina

October 12, 2010 No Comments Experience Thrill Without a Ride World renowned tourist attractions such as the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, Hawaiian beaches, historic Boston, romantic Rome and others become household names thanks to TV documentaries, movies, books and magazine cover stories devoted to each and every aspect  associated with them. That doesn’t mean that places less written or talked ...

 

Nostalgic Niagara Falls

Nostalgic Niagara Falls

October 5, 2010 3 Comments Niagara Falls- more than a tourist destination   When you grow up outside of the US, there are certain images that come to represent the country….icons that you always associate with USA. I guess it was like that for us. Having watched the falls in a number of movies and seen countless pictures, calendars and posters ...

 

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Stone Mountain Park, Atlanta

Stone Mountain Park, Atlanta

September 28, 2010 No Comments “What is that giant rock doing in the middle of the city?” first time visitors to Atlanta may wonder. A trip to Stone Mountain Park will solve the mystery, revealing the many adventures and attractions the giant rock and its surrounding areas have to offer. Spread over 3000 acres, Stone Mountain Park is counted among ...

 

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Callaway Gardens, Georgia: A Family Day Trip ‘Half a Tank’ Away!

Callaway Gardens, Georgia: A Family Day Trip ‘Half a Tank’ Away!

September 21, 2010 1 Comment You won’t believe how easily and quickly you can get away from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, until you step into Callaway Gardens, Georgia. Located just about 100 miles south of Atlanta, off highways 18 and 354, near Columbus, Georgia, Callaway Gardens is one place you can visit with your family throughout the year ...

 

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Choosing a Hotel for Your Family Vacation

Choosing a Hotel for Your Family Vacation

September 14, 2010 No Comments What’s Important, What’s Not.  And how to know the difference! The kids are out of school for the summer. You’ve finally managed to coordinate your vacation with your spouse, found the perfect destination, have enough saved up for travel and are all set for that well-earned family vacation you’ve all been looking forward to. All that’s left ...

 

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Ocoee River, Tennessee – An Olympic Getaway

Ocoee River, Tennessee – An Olympic Getaway

September 7, 2010 2 Comments A Slow-paced Day Trip to an Action-packed Destination Labor Day weekend has come and gone declaring summer officially over.  We couldn’t just let this beautiful summer go without another drive to the North Georgia mountains. If you read 4 Reasons A Road Trip is Better Than Flying, you already know that our family just needs an ...

 

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4 Reasons a Road Trip is Better than Flying!

4 Reasons a Road Trip is Better than Flying!

September 3, 2010 2 Comments Why driving trumps flying when vacationing with kids … despite what experts may say! “Spend less time on the road.” “Avoid long road trips.” “Book your tickets months ahead.” I don’t get it. Why do travel experts advice you against long road trips with young children? If time wasn’t a constraint, I would pick a ...

 

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