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 Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery

The History of Memorial Day Is Felt 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 …

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

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

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.

Tubing in Deep Creek, Smoky Mountains National Park

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

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.

Whale over the water in Alaska Photo credit to Pixabay

7 Easy Steps to Prepare for a Princess Alaska Cruise

(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 …

Veteran’s Day Is a Time to Honor all Veterans

My father always felt that Veteran’s Day was a time to honor all veterans, not just “us old guys” as he would say. He was a U.S. Marine for 34 years and served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Every time someone thanked him for his service, he said,”Thank you, but be sure to thank the young men and women who are serving today.” Maybe he remembered being a 17-year old high school graduate entering the Marines during WWII. But I think it was who he was, turning attention to those he thought more deserving of thanks. He spoke at numerous …

Glacier National Park's Lake McDonald Offers Serenity at Dusk

Ride With Rosemary — Red Bus Tours In Glacier National Park

Historic Red Bus Tours are a perfect way to see Glacier National Park We were a little unsure what we would see on a foggy and rainy day in the mountains on our planned tour. But as soon as Jammer Karl greeted us for our Red Bus Tours in Glacier National Park, we knew we were in for a fabulous day.  Our four-hour tour traveling the Going-to-the-Sun Road was full of history, adventure, and entertainment, all within the comfort of this historic small bus. Historic Red Buses The vintage red buses are numbered, indicating the order in which they arrived …