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Vacationing in the Appalachian Mountains is an exciting experience. There is so much to do and many paces to explore. From the Bavarian architecture of Helen, Georgia, to the quaint streets of Highlands, North Carolina, there is something for everyone.

 
 

Vacation and Explore the Appalachian Mountains

Living and vacationing in the Appalachian Mountains is a unique experience. There is an abundance of history, culture, adventure, places to see, and many things to do.

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Atlanta to Gatlinburg Wildlife Road Trip

by Kelley Ross

Taking a road trip is one of the oldest and most celebrated traditions America has to offer. The open road offers travelers adventure and a path to do some soul searching. Coming of age trips during the summer after high school graduation are one way to do this, but nowadays even bachelorette parties have begun to mobilize. Yet still, there are others who use road trips as a way to explore the world around them. Wildlife spotting is one particular way to feel connected with the land when traveling.

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The Differences Between Resorts and Cabins

by Kelley Ross

The differences between resorts and cabin hotels may seem obvious, but the truth is that both types can offer relaxation in a unique way. Cost, service, and preferred amount of privacy can differ wildly between cabins and resorts. To catch the best deals, travelers should research ahead of time and book the kind of leisure lodging best for them.

Special City Highlight

by Kelley Ross

From towns that seem to celebrate Oktoberfest year round, to a fort that served as a major landmark on the Trail of Tears, a short road trip in the Appalachia region could lead almost anywhere.

Known as the “gem capital of the world,” this little town boasts scenic hiking trails and four different waterfalls scattered throughout the Nantahala National Forest. Because it is rich in gems and minerals, the town hosts a large, bi-annual event called the Macon County Gemboree.

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Living and vacationing in the Appalachian Mountains is a unique experience. There is much history, culture, adventure, places to see, and many things to do.

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The Crossroad of Past and Present

Part I

by Melissa Detto

Jenna breathed deeply, her nostrils filling with the sweet spring scents entering the open car windows. But her mood remained sour. “Still no service,” she said, gripping the steering wheel tighter and nodding to her phone.

Her aunt Margaret, a petite woman who wore her reddish-gold hair in a short bob, curved her lips up. “Try to relax, dear.”