Free National Park Entrance to 4th Graders and Their Families

Yesterday marked the 99th birthday of our National Park Service.  This agency helps protect our unique outdoor spaces for current and future generations alike.  In a lead up to their 100th birthday in 2016, the White House announced the Every Kid in a Park Initiative. With more than 80% of...

How to Toast a Perfect Marshmallow

Toasting a marshmallow is part art and part science.  Knowing the perfect moment to pull the marshmallow from the campfire is an art form.  It takes patience and practice.  There is a science to toasting a perfect marshmallow, though. We put together a quick an easy guide to help you...

Goodbye Thunder Road

July 26, 2015 was a historic moment for the Carolinas signaling the end of a legend, Thunder Road at Carowinds Amusement Park. Over 160 coaster enthusiasts and thousands of fans flocked into the park to pay their final tributes. This iconic wooden roller coaster has served many millions of riders...

The Rebirth of Kentucky Kingdom

Located in the heart of Louisville Kentucky, Kentucky Kingdom first opened its gates to the public in 1987.  After a dismal start, it closed after only one season and remained that way until 1990. Ed Hart purchased the park in 1989 and led Kentucky Kingdom to what was reportedly the...

A Bavarian Escape in Alpine Helen

Nestled at the southern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a small town that brings the charm of Bavaria to northern Georgia. Alpine Helen, Georgia encompasses just over 2 square miles and boasts a population of 430 but its beauty and small town feel are only part of its...

Be prepared for your next adventure with a checklist

When we started RVing over 10 years ago, we began stocking our RV with its own set of items that we need every day.  This includes towels, washcloths, hygiene items, silverware, utensils, and dinnerware.  Over the years, our RV stock has grown to include a first aid kit, aluminum foil,...

Get in touch with nature at Enota Mountain Retreat

Cradled in the southern tip of the Appalachian Mountains and just a short 25 minute drive north of Helen, Georgia, is Enota Mountain Retreat.  This nature preserve offers a variety of camp sites, rv sites, and cabins. What adds to its beauty and allure is that it is located near...

The Smokies – A peak outdoor adventure

One of our favorite places to spend time is in the mountains.  Any mountains.  While our trips to the Rocky Mountains have been breathtaking with gorgeous views of of their much younger, majestic peaks, there are different, breathtaking views and many adventures awaiting in the Smokies. The Great Smoky Mountains...
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Featured Posts

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  • SCarolina Coaster Classic 2014
    Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend an ACE Southeast event at Carowinds – SCarolina Coaster Classic. After registration, over 60 coaster enthusiasts lined up …
  • Verbolten construction tour
    I was lucky to be given the opportunity to take a hard hat construction tour of the new roller coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg yesterday. …
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