5 Great Places to Celebrate the 4th of July

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  5 Great Places to Celebrate the 4th of July By Burt Carey   With the 4th of July falling on a Saturday this year, there will be no shortage of fantastic places for family fun, picnics, barbecues and fireworks displays to celebrate our country’s 239th Independence Day. No one can deny the Macy’s 4th […]

Asheville’s Got a Quiet Cool Factor Amidst the Smoky Mountains

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Asheville’s Got a Quiet Cool Factor Amidst the Smoky Mountains By Burt Carey   Tourists have been coming to Asheville, N.C., for decades to see such famous attractions as the Biltmore House, the internationally acclaimed Grove Park Inn, and to ride the Blue Ridge Parkway through the Great Smoky Mountains. But there’s another culture growing […]

Destin, Florida is Calling for that Last-Minute Summer Vacation

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  Destin, Florida is Calling for that Last-Minute Summer Vacation By Burt Carey Renowned for its white-sand beaches and emerald waters, the Florida Panhandle city of Destin plays host to beachgoers and outdoor enthusiasts every month of the year. But early summer is when it really shines. Whether it’s family fun or a romantic getaway […]

Visiting Historic Aiken, South Carolina

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  Visiting Historic Aiken, South Carolina By Burt Carey   Pick out any 100 people across the country, and only a handful of them will have heard of Aiken, South Carolina, let alone be able to point to it on a map. Aiken is a small city, numbering about 30,000 people, some 20 miles northeast […]

Trail of Highways™ Incline Trail Manitou Spring

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  Trail of Highways™ Incline Trail Manitou Springs, Colorado Hwy 24  4.8.2015   This hike took me one hour and ten minutes, others in our party did it in under a hour and still others even longer.  This hike isn’t for the faint of heart.  This is the first part of the climb.   The […]

Trail of Highways™ Fort Frederica St Simons Island Georgia

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  Trail of Highways™ Fort Frederica, St. Simons Island, Georgia Georgia’s fate was decided in 1742 when Spanish and British forces clashed on St. Simons Island. Fort Frederica’s troops defeated the Spanish, ensuring Georgia’s future as a British colony. Today, the archeological remnants of Frederica are protected by the National Park Service. In the early […]

Trail of Highways™ Coffin Races Parade, Manitou Springs, Colorado Hwy 24 , 10.25.2014

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Trail of Highways™ In Manitou Springs, Colorado on Hwy 24 October 25, 2014 Manitou Springs have a coffin race every October around halloween in honor of a beloved community member Emma Crawford. Emma Pass from Tuberculosis, with her dying wish to be placed on top of Red Mountain. After several years of rain Emma’s coffin […]

Trail of Highways; Muzzle Loading at Fort Castillo de San Marcos

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  Trails of Highways™ Muzzle Loader Care at Fort Castillo de San Marcos St. Augustine, Florida . The fort host several other historic demonstrations.. A very educational and fun family experience. Fort Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States (Castillo San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, Puerto […]

Trail of Highways; Christ Church St Simons Island Georgia

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  Trail of Highways™ Christ Church St. Simons Island, Georgia Christ Church was built in 1820 but was partially destroyed by Union troops during the Civil War. In 1884, the Reverend Anson Phelps Dodge, Jr., built the present structure in memory of his wife, Ellen. Christ Church is constructed of wood in the cruciform design […]

Trails of Highways; Cannon Being Fired at Fort Castillo de San Marcos

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  Trails of Highways™ Cannon Being Fired at Fort Castillo de San Marcos St. Augustine, Florida The cannons are fired every Saturday from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. The fort also host several other historic demonstrations.. Fort Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States (Castillo San Felipe del […]