Ghost Tours: Take a Walk on the Dark Side

A few favorite Southern ghost stories and the tours that tell them best. Every town has them, ghosts, ghost stories, and other terrifying tales. But, honestly, the South seems a bit more saturated with accounts of ghastly apparitions perusing both public places and personal spaces found in and around its humid, oak-lined streets. While the…

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On the Road Again: Roadside Attractions

Even though school has started back in most places, summer is not quite over yet! There might be time for just one more vacation, one last road trip. As mentioned before, the road trip is the destination before the destination. In fact, you might want to take a road trip just to find all the smaller destinations. No matter where the road takes you, there are plenty of fascinating roadside attractions waiting to be discovered.

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Tis the Season for Family Reunions

Tis the season for family reunions! Summer time encourages a lot of things, like road trips and beach vacations, but it also seems to be a time for families to come together. Every year, usually sometime in July, my father’s side of the family picks a weekend for a reunion.

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Battleships of the South

Battleships of the South Imagine having to build a ship, one that could withstand the tricks of the sea and accommodate passengers. Imagine having to build a ship that could do that, and protect against enemy attack. A real life game of Battleship, where there is no such thing as red and white pegs to…

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Celebrating the 4th of July

Celebrating the 4th of July I lived in the little town of Harrisburg, North Carolina, for about 16 years. For as long as I can remember, every summer I looked forward to the annual 4th of July parade that took over one side of the street through town. I would get up early on a…

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Treasure Hunting on the Southern Coasts

Adventure Awaits! The paper is thick, and brown with age. It has been rolled and hidden for safekeeping for so long that when uncurled, it needs the weight of something heavy to keep it flat. The edges are torn and jagged. The only markings on the paper are long lines, all leading to a particular…

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