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Discover the Golden Isles: Little St. Simons Island & Historic Brunswick

Four beautiful isles—St. Simons, Little St. Simons, Jekyll, and Sea—and a nearby coastal town are known collectively as Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia. Little St. Simons Island Little St. Simons Island (though not so little at 10,000 acres) … Continue reading

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Luling: Texas Black Gold

Barbecue sauce isn’t the only valuable liquid flowing in Luling. The town is dotted with oil pumps that still move the Texas black gold from the ground. Once known as “the toughest town in Texas”, Luling was established in 1874 … Continue reading

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Good Sam Announces Top Extended Stay RV Parks for 2014

The Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory announced its list of Top Extended Stay RV Parks for 2014. Good Sam editors and consultants chose the list of Extended Stay Parks from the annual publication’s database of 8,000 private parks. The … Continue reading

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La Grange: Fayette County Courthouse & Old County Jail

Anchoring the town square, the restored historic Fayette County courthouse is a must-see for any visitor to La Grange. The historic Oak on the north side of square has been muster point for men in six conflicts. San Antonio architect … Continue reading

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La Petite Gourmet Shoppe: The Best Little Kitchen Shop in Texas

Did you know La Grange has one of the state’s top kitchen stores? Located in an historic building across the street from the Fayette County courthouse, La Petite Gourmet Shoppe is a specialty kitchen shop. Le Petite Gourmet Shoppe features … Continue reading

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La Grange: The Best Little Quilt Museum in Texas

The Chicken Ranch is rarely mentioned nowadays. The establishment that inspired the stage play, movie, and the lyrics of a popular song, “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” is long gone. The brothel officially closed in 1973 after operating for more … Continue reading

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Frisch Auf: Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery State Historic Site

Beyond its Czech past, La Grange also holds a rich German and Texan history. To explore both, we drove 1 mile south of La Grange to Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery State Historic Site. From the La Grange town square … Continue reading

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Vitáme Vás: Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center

We headed to the Fayette County seat of La Grange to “Czech” it all out and stopped at the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center. Vitáme Vás is the Czech equivalent of “howdy”, and we certainly felt welcome. With its … Continue reading

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Czeching Out La Grange

We headed to the Central Texas town of La Grande to “Czech” out what might just be the “Best Little Day Trip in Texas.” The events of La Grange’s famous Chicken Ranch inspired the stage play, movie, and the lyrics … Continue reading

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2014 Fee Free Days at National Parks

Circle the dates on the calendar and plan your trip—America’s 401 national parks will offer free admission on nine days in 2014, including several holidays! The 2014 entrance fee-free days are: January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day February 15-17: … Continue reading

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