Tag Archives: Travel

Ponies, bikes, trails, and the Virginia Creeper

Share Along the Virginia – North Carolina border, near the little town of Damascus, a section of the Appalachian Trail runs out of town over the mountains and through Grayson Highlands State Park.  Damascus itself is noteworthy as a resupply … Continue reading

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Bike Ride Across Georgia: Spring Tune-Up / Summer Fun

Share For 33 years adventurous cycling spirits have literally rolled across the state of Georgia.  I wasn’t there when it started and, in fact, have only participated in the June Bike Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) ride four times, but, once you’ve done it … Continue reading

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Something new in the Smoky Mountain NP for the Through Hikers near the Appalachian Trail

Share Our little group just finished another hike to Mount LeConte near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA.  I’ll post all the details later, but I wanted to share a part of the trip with you in a condensed version.  We were at … Continue reading

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Len Foote Hike Inn-An Inn in the Woods for Everyone

Share This article provides the answer for the family or couple or group of friends who want to spend some time in the great outdoors, but need different levels of comfort in the adventure.  Some need a bed, some a … Continue reading

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Crosses and Castles and Close Encounters – Ireland

Share Not everyone in the world has an Irish Heritage, but on  St. Patrick’s Day many a lad and lassie believe that somewhere in their ancestral past is the vestige of Éirinn go Brách .  My wife is legitimatley part Irish … Continue reading

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Tampa: Beach Camping Oasis 10 minutes from Town

Share We’ve previously posted articles about backpacking on Cumberland Island, but this post is for those of you who are looking for a great beach campground for car campers.  You’ll find it at Fort  De Soto Park near Tampa, Florida.  According … Continue reading

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On the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic

Share Did you know that on the fateful voyage of the Titanic in 1912, the Captain had altered course and was heading for Halifax, Nova Scotia to refuel instead of going straight to New York?  We learned that by accident … Continue reading

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Monkeying around in the Amazon River Basin

Share You might expect to see some wildlife on a trip on the Amazon River and you will not be disappointed.  The most prevalent mammals you will see are the monkeys and you will see them when you least expect … Continue reading

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Smoky Mountains: Hiking Serenity in The Cataloochee

Share The Great Smoky Mountains National Park didn’t exist before the Great Depression.  Chartered in 1934, the park took in over 800 square miles in eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina.  10 million visitors per year pass through the park, … Continue reading

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Hiking Capri: From Marina Grande to the top of Mt. Solora

Share Our Italian hiking trip to Capri found us staying on the southern side of the Island at Marina Piccola.  Although there are many fine hotels in the town of Capri, which sits astride the middle of the Isle de  … Continue reading

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