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Details from Swan House

Enamored with the Jazz Age and the New South? Visit Atlanta's Swan House for a taste of 1920's culture, design, and luxury!

Enamored with the Jazz Age and the New South? Visit Atlanta’s Swan House for a taste of 1920’s culture, design, and luxury! Down in Atlanta behind the eye popping electric blue doors of a classical style mansion the swinging lilt of jazz and the faint tinkle of a flapper’s jet beads can be heard amid …

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My Favorite Rambling Hikes in the Blue Ridge

Refresh your spirit and reinvigorate your mind with a good long rambling walk. My 4 favorite rambling hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The rustle of grass under your feet, The sound of stones skittering down the path, The smell of cool, piney air, The sun on your face, The freedom to go and turn and wander with no road map, The connection to nature… This is what lures me on long rambling hikes in the Blue Ridge …

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Our Adventure to Grandfather Mountain

Experience the wonder and adventure of Grandfather Mountain with breath-taking vistas, alpine hiking trails, and rugged mountain scenery.

Experience the wonder and adventure of Grandfather Mountain with breath-taking vistas, alpine hiking trails, and rugged mountain scenery. If you haven’t been to Grandfather Mountain, then you need to go. Go! Go now! Not only is it a unique natural landmark of North Carolina, but its mile high bridge, mountain scenery, and thrilling hiking make …

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Life is Better at the Lake

Did you know that you can rent a cabin in a lot of state parks? This is a totally new discovery for me, but two weekends ago S. and I did just that to celebrate our four year wedding anniversary.  We rented a little cabin on the lake at Big Ridge State Park, and it …

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Morimoto Restaurant Maui

Eat @ Morimoto  This was probably the most romantic, luxurious dining experience I have ever had.  Surrounded by 180 degree ocean, beach views and seated under the stars, S. and I relaxed back and let the chef’s 8 course tasting menu lead us through the evening.  Morimoto restaurant is the namesake of Chef Masaharu Morimoto (yes of …

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The Mill House

Eat @ The Mill House As the main restaurant on the Maui Tropical Plantation, the Mill House is the ultimate in farm to table dining.  At the helm of the culinary experience is Executive Chef Jeff Scheer who is creating a unique and timely menu with ingredients that are literally grown yards from the kitchen.  If the food …

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Maui Tropical Plantation

Explore – Maui Tropical Plantation With stunning views of the Waikapu valley and 100s of tropical plants, the Maui Tropical Plantation is an absolute must see while on the island! There are tons of activities: catch a coconut husking demonstration, ride the tram tour, fly down the zip lines, and dine on the freshest grown ingredients …

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The Banyan Tree

Explore – The Banyan Tree Probably the most famous landmark in Lahaina – the Banyan Tree was planted in 1873 by the Sheriff to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Mission. The tree was brought from India, and was only 8′ high at the time of planting. Now the tree has a dozen main …

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Three’s Bar & Grill

Eat @ Three’s Bar & Grill Located in Kihei’s Kalama Village, Three’s is a wonderful lunch spot to rest and relax from all that souvenir shopping.  A unique blend of Hawaiian, Southwestern, and Pacific rim cuisine, this restaurant was started by three surfer friends.  The menu is full of fresh local ingredients and interesting dishes.  There is …

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