Rail lines once connected much of the South, from Flagler's train down the length of Florida to the Amtrak Crescent Line that still runs in a curve down the coast to New Orleans. But what happens when these tracks are no longer in use? Many communities have converted them to rails-to-trails paths, public spaces with parks, restaurants, and access to public transportation … [Read more...] about The South’s Best Rails to Trails Paths
Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida is one of the most popular attractions in the world. They have sprinkled their brand of magic into dozens of hotels ranging all styles and budgets. And while there are certainly cheaper places to stay nearby, you can't compete with the easy access to the parks, early park entry, and transportation. Unless otherwise stated, all of these … [Read more...] about Where to Stay at Walt Disney World
Tubing down the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta has long been a favorite summer pastime. From 1969 to 1980, the Ramblin' Raft Race was a wild party on the water with makeshift floats and over 300,000 attendees. In 1978, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area was created by President Carter to preserve the ecosystem. The National Park-managed section of the river … [Read more...] about How to “Shoot the Hooch” in Atlanta
Orlando is known for its theme parks but some are Team Disney while others are Team Universal. However, both parks have something great to offer. If you only have time for one, we’ll help you determine which one is right for you based on which each excels at. But to be honest, we think you should see both! If you do want to do both, you can either rent a car to … [Read more...] about Walt Disney World vs. Universal Orlando Resort: Who Does It Better?
Spring brings blooming flowers around the South, from backyards to botanical gardens. Wandering these spaces is the perfect way to spend an afternoon, soaking up the sunshine and natural colors. Until we get the chance to visit in person, here are some places to daydream about from the comfort of home. Arkansas Compton Gardens and Conference Center, … [Read more...] about 39 Southern Botanical Gardens to Daydream About