Summer is here and the river beckons! All you need for a good float is a river with a current & something to float on, right? Here’s everything you need to know for your next tubing trip, so get your inner Tom Sawyer on and check out these river tubing adventures near you!
Georgia is not just all peaches and pecans. Check out these top ten things you should do when you visit the state of Georgia, voted one of the top destinations of 2017 in National Geographic Traveler!
If last year was the year of chills and thrills and theme parks, this year we returned to the wild and embraced wilderness culture as we never have before. We got daring. Sometimes it was scary- like when the alligator chased me- and other times it was an adrenaline rushed bliss, like zipping across canyons. This was the year of crazy highs and deepest lows.
Georgia made the list! The entire state of Georgia was selected by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of their 21 “Best of the World” travel destinations for 2017.
November is here and the air has grown crisp and blessedly cooler. Now is the perfect time to hit the trails and take the family out for a hike. With the National Park Service celebrating its 100th anniversary and the Florida Trail celebrating its 50th anniversary, it certainly is a year for outdoor celebration. Embrace the season with a family hiking adventure! And if you need some inspiration, we have a list of family friendly hikes in the southeast to whet your appetite!
Summer vacay is looming to a close, but there still is time for a last minute escape. Instead of driving here and there, how about a destination city, where there are many family activities to choose from in a close vicinity. Here’s a list of the best family friendly destinations of the Southeast for that last minute break:
Consolidated Gold Mine in Dahlonega, Georgia “Hi ho!” I couldn’t resist singing that song as my daughter and I donned our hard hats and followed our little tour group of ten down into the bowels of the earth. “Mom- stop!” She hissed at me. Yes, I was now the embarrassing mom, but I couldn’t…
During our north Georgia wanderings, we did manage to swing by Helen, and our favorite tubing run. Also called Alpine Helen, this former logging town resembles a German Bavarian village nestled in the mountains. It’s cute. It’s kitschy. And it’s a popular tourist destination during the summer and in the autumn when the leaves turn crimson and gold and the beer flows freely during their Oktoberfest.
“It’s either 425 steps down or 1100 steps up,” my husband informed me. “Which one?” We were stood at the top of the falls, the air blowing up like an air-conditioner on full blast, a welcome respite from the unnaturally blistering Georgia summer heat.
“We could drive to that car park by the falls and walk with no steps.” I suggested this no-brainer, thinking of the heat and the kids and my knees, but my husband seemed not to hear that helpful hint, and we began our descent down the wooden steps to the falls. I blame it on Bill Bryson.
New video! Check out the Raven Cliff’s Trail quick peek video.