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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, …

Small Georgia towns railroad tracks

Small Georgia towns with Hollywood notoriety, Senoia and Juliette

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 …

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.

Hike Dismals Canyon in North Alabama

Hike Alabama’s Dismals Canyon and Visit Rattlesnake Saloon

Dismals Canyon — just a short drive from Birmingham If you love to hike, one of the best hikes is in northwest Alabama. Dismals Canyon is privately owned and located in Phil Campbell, only about an hour and a half drive from Birmingham. The area was designated as a “national nature landmark” in 1975. It spreads 85 acres and is definitely one of the most amazing natural areas in our state. The hike also features two waterfalls along with hidden chambers and small caverns for those who also enjoy exploring caves. Appreciate the gift of nature As a young child, …