Archive for Sites & Sights

In Season: Dollywood [2017 Christmas Update]

“If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.” —Dolly Parton Adults-oriented amusements abound, from thrill rides to seasonal performances. Smoky Mountain Christmas features 4 million lights, a colorful parade, and other themed treats. By [...]

In Season: Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures Dinner & Show

New Christmas show debuts at Dolly’s newest attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. By Hope S. Philbrick Don’t fret about which seat you get at the new Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures Dinner & Show theatre in [...]

4+ Adults-Oriented Must-Dos in Winchester, Virginia

Discover Winchester-Frederick County in the Shenandoah Valley. By Hope S. Philbrick My first impression of Winchester, Virginia: Don’t wait for a conference as an excuse to visit. You can’t really get to know a place while [...]

Orienteering in Reykjavik, Iceland

Explore other-worldly landscapes. By Hans Egefalk My mum always ranked Iceland as her dream destination. When she turned 50, more than 30 years ago now, a group of seven friends including my mum and dad took [...]

Lodi, California [Wine Country Escape]

Visit California’s unsung wine country hero. By Caroline Eubanks California is dotted with wine regions, all of which boast picturesque rolling hills striped with vineyards. Some like Napa, Sonoma, and even the Russian River Valley seem [...]

Hampshire County, West Virginia

Natural wonders, enduring traditions By Hope S. Philbrick Hampshire County, which celebrates its 263rd anniversary this year, is the oldest county in the state of West Virginia. Billed as a “natural, two-lane paradise,” the County borders [...]

Searching for Patsy Cline in Winchester, Virginia

Visit Winchester, Virginia, for insights into the singing legend’s life. By Renée S. Gordon It has been said that the loneliest time of the day is the hours between midnight and dawn. In 1957 Patsy Cline [...]

Racing Against the Track in Cabarrus County, North Carolina

Visit the home of NASCAR By Renée S. Gordon NASCAR’s history is as colorful as the sport. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) grew out of the illegal whiskey trade since bootlegging during Prohibition [...]

7,661+ Reasons to Love Chicago, Illinois

“Either you love Chicago or you are wrong.” By Renée S. Gordon Chicago, Illinois, now 237-square-mile international city and shopping mecca, was first discovered by Europeans in 1673 and first settled by a Haitian immigrant in [...]

Bite Into Hendersonville, North Carolina

North Carolina’s apple capital offers great tastes, views, entertainment and adventures. Plus, in Hendersonville, fun is sometimes free. By Hope S. Philbrick North Carolina’s apple capital is located 22 miles south of Asheville: Henderson County grows [...]

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