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Grumpy Goes to Paris

Grumpy never catches a break. Just when it looked like there might be a lull in his whirlwind schedule, he and his wife have been suddenly called away on urgent business to Paris, France. How will we fill up two whole weeks? I have three goals.

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When Planning A Disney Vacation Mom Knows Best

Jodie Hilson of Thomasville, Ga. (Image courtesy of Disney) She was right when she said that you should wear a coat, even if it didn’t “go.” She truly did know that you were better off without him. And all those years she mandated that you eat your broccoli… well, you realize now you’re healthier and better for it. Mom does […]

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Newsflash: $49 direct flights to Destin

 Photo: Courtesy Phillip McDonald of Table Five Chef Vision Airlines just announced a major expansion of air service to Northwest Florida, adding low-fare direct flights to and from 17 new markets around the South at bargain fares starting at $79 one-way. Starting March 25 and April 1, Vision will offer daily service to the Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) in Fort Walton, […]

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Gaylord Opryland Reopens: Thanksgiving Dispatch

I’m here with my family for Thanksgiving and excited to share snippets of the our holiday as we explore this Southern icon reborn. We’re checking out their tradition of “A Country Christmas,” which draws more than 1 million people each year, and bringing you some insider tips to navigate the attractions.

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On The Road With Elvis: Happy Birthday to The King!

Today marks what would have been Elvis' 75th birthday. Not going to lie: I wish that I could be at Graceland right about now, with throngs of fans lining up to celebrate The King. Visiting Graceland is an experience everyone should have at least once in a lifetime. Even if you aren't his biggest fan, it's just something to behold: […]

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Hoop Your Way To A Hotel Discount

Recently I’ve started hooping for exercise. As in hula hooping, the thing that you did when you were a kid. It’s a ridiculous amount of fun, and there are even health benefits (but that’s another story for another time). Let’s just say you can’t feel bad when you have a brightly colored hoop spinning around your body and the music […]

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Jamaica in Houston? Yea mon.

Mark your calendars for April 19-20 and 25-26: The global music community is descending onto Houston for iFest. From Celtic to Tejano to African drum circles, the city will be jamming out both weekends. Since 1971, the iFest has been THE international event of the year in hTown, and for good reason. When you look at all the offerings, it […]

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Eat at Salt Factory in Roswell, Georgia.

Downtown Roswell, Georgia, a suburb about 14 miles north of Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood, feels much like a little English village. Clockmakers, painters, tidy and cute cottages, the whole bowl of cheerios. Now, as restaurant men with an affinity for country pubs opened Salt Factory, Roswell really feels like Sussex.

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January Ice Storm — How you can help

As news of the ice storm and its drastic effects on Kentucky and parts of Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee, spread in our offices, the common question was "How can we help?" Over the next days and weeks as a staff and magazine, we’ll do everything we can to keep readers and travelers updated on progress in those areas touched by […]

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Explore Atlanta and Houston at 50% Off

  Have you heard of CityPass? If not, then listen up: There’s no better value offer for exploring Atlanta and Houston (plus other major metropolises outside the South) than CityPass. The booklet of tickets is basically a pocket-sized, front-of-the-line golden ticket to each city’s spotlighted attractions. All-in-one for less of a price. If you were in Houston, you would pay […]

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