Category: US

Knoxville Announces the Return of the only Community-Wide The Elf on the Shelf® Scavenger Hunt in the Country

KNOXVILLE, TN The Elf on the Shelf® is a magical Christmas tradition recognized in households around the world. Once again magical Scout Elves will be sent from the North Pole by Santa and will land in Knoxville, Tennessee to be adopted by three dozen downtown Knoxville businesses. Families are invited to explore downtown and find […]

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Category: US, World

Holiday Travel: Sand and Snow Edition

Some may think that there’s no place like home for the holidays, but for intrepid travelers, there’s nothing like gathering your loved ones and taking off to an exotic locale for sunning, skiing and a bit of cultural immersion. Jimbaran, Bali With its lush, misty rainforests, ancient temples and glorious, sun-splashed beaches, Bali comes pre-loaded […]

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Category: US

Closer Look: Atlanta’s National College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience

The average hall of fame museum often showcases its inductees with static displays featuring some sort of portrait, a list of career highlights and the year of induction. The National College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience has benched that tiresome concept with its new state-of-the-art facility near Atlanta’s Olympic Centennial Park. Upon […]

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Category: US

Shop Roanoke

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.  Ice skate in a city park, attend a special musical concert or enjoy a night on the town — Roanoke diversions around the holidays are plentiful. Christmas shopping in Roanoke, with its iconic, giant star overlooking the city and the valley, is […]

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Category: US

St. Augustine: History Meets Now at Grand New Hammock Beach Resort

The conquistadors would have thought it a mirage — a luxury resort appearing on the coquina shell sands of the Palm Coast just a short sail south of St. Augustine, the site where they planted their flag after a harrowing voyage from Spain in 1565. Now renovated to provide every amenity a guest could desire, […]

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Category: Carolinas, Mountains, US

All Aboard for Fall Foliage

Soak up autumn colors in a whole new way aboard a passenger railroad train. Train excursions provide a unique travel experience. It’s a return to the trailblazing and romantic mode of transportation that played a critical role in the United States’ growth and prosperity. While automobiles and planes eventually supplanted trains as the preferred way […]

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Category: US

Virginia is for Autumn Lovers

Coast along these Virginia roadways for some of the country’s most spectacular views. With more than 15 million acres of forestland, Virginia is a widely popular destination to view fall foliage. This multi-hued display is particularly spectacular around the Charlottesville area, which is situated in the central part of the state in the foothills of […]

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Chasing Spirits: Ghost Hunting Opportunities Abound!

October is a magically spooky time — especially leading up to Halloween. The crisp cool air, an earlier nightfall and a crackling fire make for a particularly perfect backdrop for swapping ghostly tales. A visit to the haunted locations where unfortunate events may have transpired is the ultimate way to experience a ghost story, and […]

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