Archive for Tag Archives: ' National & State Parks'

South Carolina’s Hammock Coast

The Lowcountry’s best-kept secret. By Hope S. Philbrick Sincere yet playful, beautiful yet authentic, loaded with everything a vacationer needs yet not overrun with tourist attractions: This is South Carolina’s Hammock Coast. Located between Myrtle Beach [...]

Harriet Tubman

Understand, Celebrate Her Story in Maryland. By Renée S. Gordon On the 104th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s death (which was March 10, 1913) Maryland’s Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center opened. She was nearly 95 years [...]

Inn to Inn to Inn: Hiking in Shenandoah National Park

One luxurious way to hike part of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. By Hope S. Philbrick Recently, I hiked 30 miles in three days. It ranks as one of my grandest personal accomplishments. Before I took [...]

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Rescue with Black River Outdoors

Naturalist-guided kayak eco-tour of the salt marsh near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, leads to an unexpected sea turtle rescue mission. By Hope S. Philbrick Once in a while you recognize what will rank as one of [...]

Lake Allatoona Inn

Bed & Breakfast, stables and events in Cartersville, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick An orange tabby cat greeted me at the front door of Lake Allatoona Inn. I adore cats, especially friendly orange ones, and bent [...]

Hiking: The Appalachian Trail & Me

Walking memoir, of sorts. By Hope S. Philbrick I decided to go on a multi-day 30-mile hike on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. The trip is set for later this year. Why? There’s never really just [...]

Hike Elkin, North Carolina

Get here from there. By Hope S. Philbrick A Yadkin Valley, North Carolina tourist need not thrive on wineries alone: Get moving and hit the trails in and around Elkin. The Elkin Valley Trails Association is [...]

Fun and Fitness in Panama City Beach, Florida

Think exercise is the opposite of vacation? Paddle, stretch, pedal and more to prove otherwise. By Chris Chamberlain Summer means vacation, and vacation often means the beach. I grew up in the South, and my idea and ideal [...]

Tails on Trails: Georgia State Parks’ New Dog-Walking Club

Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites just launched its newest dog walking club, “Tails on Trails.” Hikers and their four-legged companions are challenged to hike seven trails at Georgia State Parks and upon completion, dogs earn [...]

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Independent by Design” By Renée S. Gordon Philadelphia’s variously recognized as “The City of Murals,” “The City of Restaurants,” “The City of the Arts” and “The City of Neighborhoods.” It boasts more than 3,000 murals—a greater [...]

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