Day Trippin'

Day Trippin'

Jaunts, gems, and journeys within a day’s reach of Northeast Georgia

Alpine Helen celebrates 50th Oktoberfest anniversary this fall

Practice your Polka and get ready for the Chicken Dance. . .Oktoberfest is almost here! Alpine Helen is gearing up for its biggest party of...

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve has zedonks, tigers, and bears – oh my!

These days, zoos are part of an ethical discussion about the rights of animals held in captivity. There are valid arguments on both sides....

Splash through the end of summer

With only a few weeks remaining before children go back to school, you may be looking for ideas of how to survive the last...

The urban sport of axe throwing

How in the world did axe throwing, something lumberjacks do in competition – along with other events like log rolling, speed pole climbing, and...

Helen’s Georgia Mountain Coaster

The last time I saw alpine sleds running on tracks in the summer, I was in Austria. The track moved straight down a large...

Lavender Lamb Farm: Last call to harvest lavender locally

Twenty-two years ago, when Susan and Herb Lamb relocated to Cleveland, Georgia, Susan dreamed of starting a lavender farm on their property. She researched...

Dodge City, Kansas: Once a wicked little town

Editor's Note: Dodge City, Kansas, is 1,100 miles northwest of Clarkesville, Georgia, and a good 18-hour long drive. It's more than a day trip,...

The Copper Basin of Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee

In the 1960s, the Apollo astronauts used three man-made marks on the planet to navigate from space . . .  the Great Wall of...

Father’s Day Trippin’

For outdoorsy dads, fresh air and adventure are often the best gifts of all. With Father’s Day just around the corner on June 20,...

The perfect afternoon: Panning for gold, fossils, or gems

Dahlonega is known as the site of the first major gold rush in the United States, but it's not the only place in North...

Blue Ridge’s Expedition Bigfoot

When I first heard about the Sasquatch Museum in Blue Ridge, I actually thought it was a joke. But when Nate, our seventeen-year-old grandson,...

A day in Charleston, SC: The South’s friendliest city

The last time I visited historic Charleston, South Carolina, I was about thirteen years old. It's hard to believe that was over 55 years...