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Crossroad of Past & Present Part III

Sep   29

Melissa Detto “From the moment we came to this town,” Jenna said, staring at the locket around the neck of the old woman behind the counter, “I’ve felt as if I’ve stepped into another reality.” Margaret, noticing how pale her niece’s face was, grabbed her hand. “We can come back another time.” “I have to find out what’s going on.” Jenna pulled away from her aunt. At that moment, the couple at the counter grabbed a set of keys and thanked the woman who had checked read more

Navigating Southern Appalachia’s FBOs and Nearby Adventures

Sep   27

Navigating Southern Appalachia’s FBOs and Nearby Adventures Kelley Ross While your plane is grounded and undergoing any inspection, refueling, or maintenance it might need, why not take advantage of the day and explore the local area? As you prepare for your next trip flying through the Southern Appalachian Mountains, keep in mind that amazing adventures are waiting just outside the gates of your FBO airport. Here are four highly sought-after ways to make the most of yo read more

Fall Harvest

Sep   27

A Tribute to the Pumpkin and its Fame Elizabeth Mann Travel back some 7,500 years ago and you will experience the start of a what has now become a tradition and an iconic symbol of the fall season. The popularity of the pumpkin has spread to every continent, except for Antarctica, and become one of the most popular crops during fall. The pumpkin, or “La Calabaza Grande,” originated in ancient Mexico. The evidence to its longevity was a seed found by archaeologists w read more

Now This is Living With Marcie Culpepper

Sep   27

Now This is Living With Marcie Culpepper: Celebrating Autumn Inside the Home Contributed by Marcie Culpepper Celebrating Autumn Inside the Home Contributed by Marcie Culpepper The first nip in the air and the realization that the sun has a different slant as it breaks through the morning fog brings with it a nostalgic tinge of anticipation for the many colors of the season, the crackle of fire in the fireplace, cinnamon and clove scents, pumpkin bread sweetened with wh read more

The Crossroad of Past & Present II

Jul   03

Part II Melissa Detto “Wow!” Jenna ran her hands through her long, blonde hair. She blew out a breath of air and looked down at the churning water, which was tinged with purple hues from the sun’s climb down the sky. “You haven’t touched your drink.” Margaret watched her niece from wary eyes. “I feel nauseous.” Jenna turned her head, her eyes taking in the crowded balcony of the restaurant that overlooked the river below. She smiled at a girl who was begging her p read more

Mountain Vacations

Jul   03

Resorts vs. Cabins 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. On average, renting a cabin is much less expensive than staying at a resort. In fact, travele read more

Three Hours in 30 Minutes

Jul   03

The Efficiency of Flying Kelley Ross The difference between flying and driving in the mountains is the vast amount of time you can save in the air. Thirty minutes of airtime can equal roughly three hours of mountainous driving, but there are many benefits to choosing a path in the sky. While road trips can be enjoyable, they aren't always efficient. On the ground, travelers have the physical limitations that come along with roads and predetermined routes. Of course, a read more

Kindness on the Appalachian Trail

Jul   03

Trail Angels & Southern Hospitality Katrina M. Randall When Bob Gabrielsen was 15 back in 1977, he set out to hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) with a few older kids. While he eventually found himself abandoned by them on the trail, a benevolent hiker he met gave him food, means to survival, and gifted him with a pay it forward sentiment that he’s emulated as an adult. There’s a lot of paying it forward on the Appalachian Trail, at least in the southern region where read more

Now This is Living With Marcie Culpepper

Jul   03

Summer Exterior Design Katrina M. Randall When Marcie Culpepper first moved to Blairsville, Georgia, the view from her front porch was a sloping, patchy, weed-covered hill. “Every time I walked out the front door, that space was screaming, ‘Help me, I want respect,’” said Culpepper, owner of M-Design, an interior design firm based in the area. Entry points and outdoor spaces are the first impression guests get when visiting a home. That’s why they’re so important. Ac read more

Swallowing the Sun

Jul   03

Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 Samantha Sopher A pair of wolves chase an orb of light, yipping and snapping at the edges of its rays. One of them catches it and the light goes out, surrounding them in darkness. This is what the Vikings believed caused solar eclipses. A pair of wolves chased the sun, and when it was caught the eclipse started. Many ancient cultures believed that a solar eclipse happened when someone, or something, swallowed the sun, only to spit it out later. read more

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