Category: The South

The elegant entrance to the Clifton Inn, a bed and breakfast near Charlottesville VA
The South

The 5 Best Places to Stay in Charlottesville (+ another 5 Great Places To Stay Near Charlottesville, VA)

Our kids’ sleep away camp does a week where you can have a family sleepover option with them. Being eating alive by mosquitoes in cabins with communal bathrooms and no WiFi?  That’s not our kind of family bonding. We’ll be nearby in Charlottesville Virginia!  Although a small town, Charlottesville, Virginia seems to draw us regularly to

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Louisiana

The Three Best Plantation Homes in Louisiana To Visit With Kids

With so many restored Louisiana plantation homes to visit, how do you narrow down your choice of Louisiana plantation homes when you are travelling with children in tow?  My husband and I would have loved to have seen as many plantation homes in Louisiana as we could have but we knew our children had a

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The South

The Best Tips and Ideas For Your Southern USA Road Trip

Where do you start when planning a Deep South road trip itinerary? There’s so much to see and to do in the Southern States. That’s the problem I’ve been having because we are in the process of planning a Southern USA road trip. We have driven through some of the Southern USA like Florida and

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Hemingway's Key West House
Florida

The Cats That Usurped Hemingway’s Key West House

I feel it is deeply unfair when a woman has an unabashed love of cats she’s known as a crazy cat lady.  When a man, however, is a cat lover no one comes up with such a pejorative nickname.  Relatives of mine (ahem! my brother) are crazy about their cats. He’s got three cats who

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Miami beach art deco
Florida

Everyday Drama on South Beach in Miami

We heard the Lamborghini’s roar before we saw the car itself.  Not that the black and gold car was hard to spot even in the sea of expensive cars awash along the sidewalks of South Beach in Miami.  Everybody’s head turned and the cell phones came whipping out of pockets.  Even the vanity license plate

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Ghosts in Key West Florida
Florida

Eccentrics and Ghosts in Key West Florida

Remote islands are always going to attract people who are a bit different from the majority of people on the mainland. Perhaps they chose island life because they wanted to escape the conformity of the majority population or maybe island life made them a little bit loony.  The southernmost island in the United States, Key

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Key West in Photos
Florida

A Day in Key West Florida in Photos

I’m on Periscope showing people a beautiful sunny afternoon in Key West when I hear my kids yelling “chickens!”  In the middle of scoping, I turn around with phone in hand.  Lo and behold, there are indeed chickens walking randomly around.  Some person on my feed wants to know if they are really chickens or

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Markers at the Wright Brothers Memorial
North Carolina

The Wright Brothers First Flight at Kitty Hawk

We shouldn’t have been surprised by the wind at Kitty Hawk. After all, the weather conditions is why the Wright Brothers first flight at Kitty Hawk worked so well. The wind took our breath away. My daughter’s shoulder-length hair whipped around her head and soon looked like a bird’s nest. Elsewhere on the Outer Banks,

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