Walterboro: Front Porch of the Lowcountry

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For those reminiscing about the warmth and familiarity of an authentic small town, Walterboro provides the perfect opportunity to step back through time. Nature lovers can take advantage of South Carolina’s year-round balmy weather and enjoy the quiet solitude of the ACE Basin and The Great Swamp Sanctuary, which is accessible from downtown. Visitors are […]

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Touring National Parks Popular RV Activity

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A popular activity for snowbirds and other RVers is to tour national parks. And why not? We’ve all familiar with the spectacular beauty of Yellowstone, Yosemite, Zion, Arches, Glacier, Smokey Mountains, and Grand Canyon national parks. National Parks are one of America’s greatest national resources: places where nature, history, geology, art, culture, wildlife, and much […]

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Grace Patriot: From Patriot To Award-Winning Wine

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Cashing in on some gold rush history, we recently traveled California Highway 49 sampling the distinct flavors of the region. This is where a local wine industry is emerging as the new Mother Lode. El Dorado County’s Grace Patriot Wines, a family-run business, provides not only award-winning wine, but history to the area. Their scenic property lies […]

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Gaffney: Giant Peach, Cowpens, Premium Outlets & Freightliner Custom Chassis

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The Giant Peach does exist! You can’t miss it as you drive down I-85. The Peachoid, as it is called, is a massive peach-shape water tower in Upcountry South Carolina at Gaffney. The water tower holds one million gallons of water and is located off Peachoid Road by Interstate 85 between exits 90 and 92. Usually referred […]

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Color Your World At Red Rock State Park

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There is no shortage of locations in Arizona that could form a Red Rock State Park, but the chosen location is in Red Rock Country several miles southwest of Sedona along Oak Creek. Here the year-round stream meanders through a low valley creating a diverse riparian habitat abounding with plants and wildlife. For most of the length of the […]

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Discover Your Parks During National Park Week

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As the National Park Service celebrates 100 years of protecting and preserving the nation’s parks and monuments, all Americans are encouraged to get out and #FindYourPark during National Park Week, April 16 through 24. All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived for the week so choose a park, near or far, and discover what […]

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Towns Along the Gold Rush Trail: Mokelumne Hill & San Andreas

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Due to its historic nature as one of the original areas settled by gold mining hopefuls in California’s Gold Rush of 1849, each town in Calaveras County has its quaint, historic center with charming buildings featuring Victorian architecture. In today’s post we’ll discuss two of these charming towns: Mokelumne Hill and San Andreas. Mokelumne Hill […]

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