Biking in Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains

Gransonthego.com Cades Cove, Smoky Mountains

The Grans recently put into practice an old saying…”It’s like riding a bike.” We were ready for a short getaway and a chance to be outdoors, so riding a bike was just the ticket! Here are our top reasons to go biking in Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains. Biking in Cades Cove is a Private Affair on Wednesdays Are you looking for outdoor activities to do during the current pandemic? Have you tried riding a bike? The famous Cades Cove Loop Road in the Smoky Mountains is now closed to car traffic on Wednesdays from June through September. Therefore, …

The History of Memorial Day Is Felt In Arlington National Cemetery

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery

The history of Memorial Day has its origin in Arlington National Cemetery. An excerpt from the Arlington website: “Initially, being buried at a national cemetery was not considered an honor, but it ensured that service members whose families could not afford to bring them home for a funeral were given a proper burial. The first official “Decoration Day,” later renamed Memorial Day, was held at Arlington National Cemetery on May 30, 1868. This tradition continues today, and is one reason why Arlington transformed from being one of many national cemeteries into the premier national military cemetery.” As we celebrate the long Memorial Day holiday …

Small Georgia towns with Hollywood notoriety, Senoia and Juliette

Small Georgia towns railroad tracks

Visit Senoia for a Walking Dead tour and Juliette for a meal at the Whistle Stop Cafe. Small Georgia towns on my mind One southern state popular with tourists is Georgia and is best known for its delicious peaches. Small Georgia towns are plentiful with parks, rivers, waterfalls, and hiking trails, and there is always a place to venture outdoors.  Savannah, Blue Ridge, Dahlonega, Jekyll, and Cumberland Islands are areas that top my favorites list.  Recently, two quaint towns that have left a lasting impression are Senoia and Juliette. Neither are large enough for a traffic light but have a …

Four Seasons on the Alabama Gulf Coast for Every Season of Life

The sugar white sands of Gulf Shores Alabama are perfect for reading under an umbrella

The seasons on the Alabama Gulf Coast each hold their unique appeal. Spring weather is perfect for uplifting a mood out of a winter mindset and too much time indoors. Summer is synonymous with family vacations. Fall is the time to cool off, take long walks, and go to a seafood festival. Winter is the time to gear down and enjoy the holidays at a leisurely pace.

7 Great Things To Do In Bryson City, N.C.

Tubing in Deep Creek, Smoky Mountains National Park

Whether a mountain hike or tubing down a wilderness spring is your idea of the perfect outdoor getaway, there are plenty of fun things to do in Bryson City, N.C. The Great Smoky Mountains are ideal for those on a quest for serenity, adventure, or a little of both. With the region’s natural beauty and thrilling outdoor activities to choose from, your family vacation or a girls’ trip is bound to be a success.

Use Facebook Messenger App to stay connected by video to your family and friends during a quarantine

Stay connected during quarantine!

The times are tough for grandparents who can’t see their family and grandchildren during this quarantine. Your bridge group misses seeing each other. The small group can’t get together anymore. The family luncheons have been canceled. Use Facebook Messenger App to stay connected. Don’t miss out on everyday contact and viewing their sweet faces. The Facebook App is easy to use. Facebook Messenger App Most people use Messenger to send a few messages back and forth to their Facebook friends. But did you know you can have a group video chat on Facebook Messenger? How to use Facebook Messenger for …

Alaska Cruises on Princess – Everything you need to know about baggage

Baggage for Alaska Cruises with Princess

It’s finally time to pack for Alaska cruises on Princess! But there are so many websites to search for luggage detail limits: domestic airlines, Alaska Railroad, Princess ships, and motor coaches. Where do you begin? We have simplified the process by telling you about popular sizes to use for air, rail, ships, and motor coaches. Detailed guidelines for luggage sizes and other suggestions are outlined below.

7 Easy Steps to Prepare for a Princess Alaska Cruise

Whale over the water in Alaska Photo credit to Pixabay

(All GOTG cruises temporarily on hold due to pandemic) Grans On The Go’s travel group is taking a Princess Alaska Cruise! We’re just six months away from setting sail, and many of us are cruising for the first time. The information can be overwhelming, so I hope to point you in the direction to find what you’re looking for on the Princess.com website. Navigating the Princess Alaska Cruise Website 1. Set Up A “My Princess” Login If you haven’t already, establish your Princess.com login. After the initial setup, the Welcome Page will come up with your name and the Cruise …