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  • Cape San Blas will rekindle your love for the Florida Panhandle

    The "Forgotten Coast" provides quiet relaxation

    “Well,” I said to my husband, “I don’t think I have ever dined out looking so grubby in my life—but I don’t remember when I last felt this relaxed.” With another swig from a bottle of PBR, I leaned back in the wooden bench on the wide front porch of Indian Pass Trading Post and listened as Kerry James, whose sun-streaked hair and leathered skin testified to decades of beach bumming, belted his way through “Sweet Caroline.” Read More
  • Get away to High Point & Hickory

    The best bargains at the Furniture Capital of the World are all under two (very big) roofs

    First things first: Can you save money by driving five hours to shop for furniture in North Carolina? Yes, although an industrious shopper in Atlanta could perhaps find similar savings by following sales, asking for discounts, and trolling Craigslist. The advantage to shopping in the Furniture Capital of the World is that so many discounted brands and floor samples are together under one roof. Read More
  • Get away to Oahu

    An island adventure can be easier than you think

    Last winter I was so sick of holing up in my house, hiding from Atlanta’s dreary, cold weather, that I found myself daydreaming about a warm, tropical vacation. Read More
  • Get away to Vail

    Atlanta's fly-in/fly-out ski destination

    In Colorado, they call it a bluebird powder day—when an azure sky reigns over a fresh snowfall, casting an almost purple glow that makes the gentle swells sparkle like lustrous opals. It was just such a day when we crested Vail Mountain and I got my first taste of the legendary back bowls. Read More
  • Get away to Dallas–Fort Worth

    Taste the high life in these North Texas towns

    Stereotypes cling to Dallas and Fort Worth more tenaciously than pits to early-season peaches. Dallas, according to popular thought, exists in a perpetual purgatory of big-haired women and J.R. Ewing–like men who sport Stetsons and call everyone “darlin’.” Read More
  • Get away to Columbus, GA

    Whitewater rapids give this little city a big rush

    Move over, Chattooga River. At least for the moment, the Chattahoochee is Georgia’s hot spot for whitewater rafting—along a new course that travels right through the heart of downtown Columbus. And there’s more to this adventure than the novelty of floating past historic city mills. Read More
  • A civilized take on camping

    We found a Bohemian rhapsody outdoors

    Interested in pitching a tent, battling the elements, and using the great outdoors as a bathroom? Me neither. For those of us who appreciate Mother Nature but prefer a few creature comforts, hooray for the Martyn House. Read More

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