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First gold, then wine – magnets pulling people to Dahlonega, Georgia
By Tom Adkinson
  Inside Cherokee National Forest: Same mountains, similar trails, fewer people
By Tom Adkinson

dahlonega georgia

DAHLONEGA, Georgia – Dahlonega is a little town in the mountains of North Georgia born in an early 1800s gold rush and sustained today in a major way by tourists, many of who come looking for another valuable commodity – wine.
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bald river falls

TELLICO PLAINS, Tennessee – It’s a paradox that the powerful and unceasing roar of a major waterfall also can be soothing to the soul and deliver a sense of peace. That’s the case with Bald River Falls, a 90-foot-tall cascade located northeast of Chattanooga.
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Escape summer’s heat with an underground serenade in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley A sea of grass waits for
‘Tall in the Fall’ in the
Flint Hills of Kansas
Hiking to the top of the world, Georgia style Rafting Tennessee’s Ocoee River erases memories of
pandemic couch surfing

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Rolling beside the Arkansas River to the Big Dam Bridge ‘Shoot the Hooch’ for a summertime break in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains Strolling through Thomas Jefferson’s natural playground Enjoying Nashville’s sculptures from a socially
appropriate distance
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Add ‘PYO’ to popular travel terminology as pandemic continues Bigger than Niagara Falls – at least by one measurement Walking across the Mississippi River in Memphis A place for quiet reading in
noisy New York
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Alabama’s ‘Little Zoo That Could’ becomes
‘Little Zoo That Moved'
Florida’s Space Coast:
Tranquil or very, very loud
Slam on the brakes for
three weird attractions in the
New Mexico desert
Pedal – or walk – through South Dakota’s Black Hills on the Mickelson Trail
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‘Eat ‘em to beat ‘em’ is watchword to cope with venomous, but tasty, lionfish Even after Mardi Gras, good times roll in New Orleans Walking through rich people’s back yards in Rhode Island Bring hippos into your home during coronavirus isolation
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A room with quite a view, Chattanooga-style Walking around Tacoma to see glass artist Dale Chihuly’s handiwork Reflecting on the world’s beauty on 50th anniversary of Earth Day Ferrying past an underwater park in Edmonds, Washington
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Dead trees draw wedding parties, beachcombers to Jekyll Island Soaking in the sun and sights on San Juan’s Condado Beach On the Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail in New Mexico ‘Nighttime would find me at Rosa’s Cantina
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Bending an elbow in
craft-brewed Portland
At Prohibition’s centennial, celebrate bourbon on Northern Kentucky’s B-Line Finding other Vulcans in Birmingham Put this Washington museum in your stamp collection
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Poking around the Library of Congress, even when it’s closed 10 years ago, much of Nashville was underwater Sledding along at White Sands, America’s newest national park Dine like a local in Saint Lucia’s market food stalls

train ridesExperience a train ride into river gorges, through historic tunnels, and along some of the most beautiful landscapes in America
Journey through the Carolina Mountains and some of the most beautiful landscapes in America. Ride into river gorges, across valleys, and through tunnels carved out of majestic mountains. If you have been waiting to ride a train behind a century-old steam locomotive, here is your chance. Ride along one of the original railroad lines in Chattanooga, crossing four bridges and passing through pre-Civil War Missionary Ridge Tunnel, which was completed in 1858 and on the National Register of Historic Places.
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pickwick belleTennessee Riverboat Cruises: Romantic Cruises or Family Adventures
Tennessee offers a variety of leisure riverboat cruises on its waterways. Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis all have riverboats or steamboats to take you on Tennessee rivers to view beautiful scenery and wildlife, enjoy live entertainment and a great meal, or learn about the history of the Civil War in our great state. Archaeological evidence along the cruise routes tells the stories of the various Native American cultures who inhabited this river valley for over 10,000 years. Cruise in the wake of the early pioneers who had to overcome rapids, shoals, whirlpools and the formidable Chickamaugas. See the famous Body Farm. Pause and reflect in remembrance of the many that perished on the Trail of Tears.
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