The Great Outdoors

7 Reasons Blood Mountain is our Favorite Family Hike

If you, like us, are a hiking family then you should not hesitate to make your way to Blairsville’s Blood Mountain. It’s not easy…I’ll be honest. But it is rewarding, and one hike the kids won’t stop talking about! Lace up your hiking boots, and dig out those trekking poles. You’ll need them. Here is why this is our favorite trail, and why it will be yours also!

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Mountains to Lakes: Loudon, TN Spells Sensational Summer Fun

With the Smoky Mountains in sight and a vast network of lakes and rivers in its midst, Loudon County, Tennessee, offers both adventure and respite for the many visitors it welcomes each year. Known as the Lakeway to the Smokies, more and more people are discovering this as a destination in itself, full of beautiful scenery, a multitude of activities and friendly hosts.


Mississippi Gulf Coast: Unique Adventures Beyond The Beach

This was my first visit to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and what a beauty she is. The region is back in full force and open for business, showing Hurricane Katrina who’s really the boss…this community! With barrier islands out in the Gulf of Mexico protecting the beaches along the state, the shoreline is calm and pristine…simply gorgeous. You could come here and never leave the white sands…but don’t do that! There are plenty of fun and exciting things to do here beyond the beach. Here are my favorites from a recent trip to Mississippi Gulf Coast.