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Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country Set to Open June 15

After much careful preparation, Dollywood Parks and Resorts will soon reopen. It will begin with the opening of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa on June 10. Dollywood Theme Park and Dollywood’s Splash Country Water Park open June 15 and...

Orlando’s Walt Disney World Plans to Reopen July 11

by Lisa A. Beach Walt Disney World fans, your wish for in-person, magical theme park moments might soon come true. Walt Disney World execs today presented the theme parks’ reopening plans to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force. They aim...

Universal Orlando Theme Parks to Reopen June 5

Reopening plan focuses on the “3S: Screening, Sanitizing and Spacing” by Lisa A. Beach If you miss your Butterbeer fix at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Orlando’s theme parks, there’s good news on the horizon. Universal’s theme parks...

Jackson County, NC: Social-Distance Approved Getaway

Looking for a getaway that’s a little less “people-y?” Consider a road trip to Jackson County, North Carolina. This remote destination in the Western North Carolina mountains teems with undiscovered treasures hidden around every corner. It also boasts over 494...

Attend Charleston’s Spoleto Festival from Home

This week would have marked the 44th season of Spoleto Festival USA. Founded in 1977 by Gian Carlo Menotti, it's earned an international reputation as one of the finest performing arts festivals in the south. More than 140 dance, theater,...

Where to Vacation Based on Your Quarantine Type

Though most of us have been sheltering in place for some time, our self-quarantine dynamics vary. Our post-COVID19 vacation visions likely look different, too. We've got you covered! Quarantined at home with little ones? An adults-only getaway might be what...

Take a Virtual Vacation to Negril, Jamaica

Our passports might be gathering dust. However, we can still find inspiration virtually and plan for our next big vacation! Negril, Jamaica certainly serves up the peace and good vibes we all need right now. Music for Inspiration For a little...

Covid-19 Cancel Your College Tour? Take a Virtual One Instead!

Prospective students can still “visit” campuses of schools across the country to help narrow their options. By Kristen Griffie For high school students or any college-bound individual in the process of researching colleges and universities, admissions professionals strongly recommend scheduling campus...

WNC Nature Center Offers Virtual Animal Experiences During COVID-19

NEWS On average, 30,000 guests visit the WNC Nature Center in March and April. This year, only 3,700 visited in March before the gates were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nature Center Director Chris Gentile says it’s an unprecedented time:...

Explore the Outdoors…Online!

NEWS Explore Asheville has curated a virtual escape with restless, homebound souls in mind. From virtual hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains to a much-needed moment of Zen with the white noise of a waterfall, Asheville joins destinations and historic...

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5 National Historic Sites For Your Next Southern Road Trip

By Cassandra Brooklyn National Parks get all the attention. However, there are several lesser-known historic sites, trails and protected areas...

Road Less Traveled: Fort Jefferson

By Kimberly Button On a distant island enveloped by sparkling turquoise waters, the brutally strong brick fortress known as Fort Jefferson creates quite a contrast....

Leaving Las Vegas

Seven sights worth exploring outside of Las Vegas.

New National Park

Grab a sled and make your way to southern New Mexico to get to know the nation’s 62nd national park. White Sands National Park...

The Bridge Through Paradise

By Kristy Tolley The brainstorm of oil tycoon and railroad baron Henry Flagler, the Old Seven Mile Bridge was to serve as the first land...