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Busting Boredom

Busting Boredom

In Rock Hill, SC, we found a great variety of activities within a short driving distance; Kings Mountain State Park was our first stop.

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A Spirit of Resilience in Huntington

A Spirit of Resilience in Huntington

A tour that touches the heart. Discovering Huntington, West Virginia, in light of events that inspired the movie We Are Marshall.

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Falling for the City of Brotherly Love

By: Andrew Schaeffer

Falling for the City of Brotherly Love

By: Andrew Schaeffer

I admit, I didn't know much about Philadelphia. The whole reason we were on the train to the 30th Street Station was to extend our Baltimore trip, and Philly wasn't too far.

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Ludington Uncovered

By: Holly Bowne

Ludington Uncovered

By: Holly Bowne

Chris and I love everything about Ludington State Park. It’s considered one of Michigan’s best state parks for good reason. Spanning 5,300 acres, it offers incredible natural beauty along with a boatload of outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, fishing, camping, bicycling, and tranquil inner-tube floats down the Big Sable River. It’s seriously a vacation all by itself!

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As Above, So Below

By: Ivy Morris

As Above, So Below

By: Ivy Morris

Explore from below sea level to more than 600 feet above ground to see how Seattle is rising to meet whatever comes next.

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Globetrotting Palate

By: Amy Becker Williams

Globetrotting Palate

By: Amy Becker Williams

Ridgeland is said to have more restaurants per capita than any other town in the state of Mississippi.

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Florida’s Solution to the Daily Grind

By: Ashley Donde

Florida’s Solution to the Daily Grind

By: Ashley Donde

Outdoor enthusiasts-turned-workaholics, turn to a place offering fresh air, trails, and eco-culture: Sebring, Florida, and the surrounding cities of Avon Park and Lake Placid.

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A Taste of Sevierville

A Taste of Sevierville

Wanting to give Emmett an authentic taste of the town, the creamery was just our first stop of a trip filled with delicious and eventful treats.

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From the Farm to Gatlinburg

From the Farm to Gatlinburg

I was trying to figure out how something could be new and old-fashioned at the same time, but Dad had that taken care of—he just needed help from us kids to plan “Operation Gatlinburg.”

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Wandering Through Wyoming

By: Heather Raftery

Wandering Through Wyoming

By: Heather Raftery

While I love old stuff, I am still a product of the new century. So it was a delightful surprise to find that Wyoming offered me that perfect mix of old and new, of vintage country pleasures and modern twists.

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A Coast Away

By: Aubrey Shay

A Coast Away

By: Aubrey Shay

Many travelers long to take the Pacific Coast Highway trip, but it certainly isn’t for the faint of heart.

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An Enriching Coastal Escape

An Enriching Coastal Escape

Voted “The South’s Best Small Town” by Southern Living, I knew we’d find much more than charm, history, and beautiful waterways in this Lowcountry gem.

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A Spirited Girls' Getaway

A Spirited Girls' Getaway

Amy, Jenna, Sarah, and I decided we deserved to cash in on some much-needed girl time by taking a long weekend trip.

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Hospitality Highway Uncovered

By: Quincy Koetz

Hospitality Highway Uncovered

By: Quincy Koetz

Whether you’re the rugged type, or simply looking for a place to get your family outside, Hospitality Highway has a fresh-air destination to inspire.

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Rockford Family Getaway

Rockford Family Getaway

Spending a few nights away from the hustle and bustle of our routine seemed like the perfect chance to pursue our respective passions, and share these activities with our kids.

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Fall in Love with Festivals

By: Ashley Donde

Fall in Love with Festivals

By: Ashley Donde

What’s better than 32 miles of sugar-white beaches to explore and enjoy? Not much.

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Family Vacation Meets Valuable Education

Family Vacation Meets Valuable Education

My husband, Brian, and I like supplementing our kids’ classroom time with learning vacations. We discovered a new favorite destination for “studying” after visiting Sevierville, TN.

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Paddles, Pranks, and Priceless Photos

Paddles, Pranks, and Priceless Photos

My husband and I decided before we even chose a destination that it was important for our family to disconnect from the distractions of everyday life to really connect as a family; hence, the no cell phone rule.

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The New Derby City

By: Louie Christensen

The New Derby City

By: Louie Christensen

While you would be remiss to skip over the “must sees” that make Louisville an American classic, there are some hidden tracks to explore in Derby City.

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4 Scenic Drives in the US

By: Lindsey Wilhelm

4 Scenic Drives in the US

By: Lindsey Wilhelm

I’m normally all about the destination. But, in the case of beautiful stretches of open road in the US, I make an exception. Read on for four of my favorite road trips.

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Best of the Beach

By: Kellilynn Hann

Best of the Beach

By: Kellilynn Hann

Martin County has more than 22 miles of beaches, where you can enjoy everything from surfing and fishing to historic diving sites.

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All Fun and Games

All Fun and Games

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Mountain Escape

By: Lindsey Wilhelm

Mountain Escape

By: Lindsey Wilhelm

A couple's getaway in the natural beauty of Boulder, Colorado

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Horses, Hounds, and Polo

Horses, Hounds, and Polo

An equestrian getaway to Aiken County, SC.

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5 Miami Nightlife Hot Spots That Aren’t South Beach

By: Heather Raftery

5 Miami Nightlife Hot Spots That Aren’t South Beach

By: Heather Raftery

Explore trendy bars and clubs in The Magic City’s lesser-known neighborhoods.

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Forever Festive

Forever Festive

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The Best of Baltimore

By: Allison Russo

The Best of Baltimore

By: Allison Russo

Baltimore, Maryland has a rich history, beautiful coasts, and a number of can't-miss activities and sightseeing opportunities. Whether you're in town for a weekend getaway or spending a full week, you’ll find everything you're looking for in Baltimore.

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Snacking on Gatlinburg

Snacking on Gatlinburg

A culinary road trip with the family to experience our favorite sights, smells, sounds, and tastes in Gatlinburg, TN.

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Spotlight: Susan Morrow Potje

Spotlight: Susan Morrow Potje

2020 WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL SERIES: In recognition of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, we celebrate women leaders in our community.

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Ridgeland Inside + Out

By: Ashley Donde

Ridgeland Inside + Out

By: Ashley Donde

When she mentioned the words “Retail Trail,” that was enough for me to agree to a last-minute, girls-only getaway.

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