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EDITOR PICK5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Travel Insurance from AAAAAA Travel Editor Frank SwansonAs more travelers book expensive cruises and vacation packages to exotic destinations, they are turning to travel insurance to protect their investment in the face of life's uncertainties. Here are five reasons why you should buy travel insurance.
ARTICLEShopping in SavannahUnless your heart is set on a classic mall, outlet mall or shopping center experience, you’ll be more than content exercising your purchasing power within the boundaries of Savannah’s walkable downtown historic district. While great places to swipe your credit card are found on nearly every street, there are a few areas you should definitely zero in on.
NATIONAL PARKGreat Smoky Mtns. National Park Who hasn't longed to get away from it all? To some, this might mean strapping on a backpack, slipping into a hardwood forest and emerging hours later on a mountaintop. Simple moments like roasting marshmallows over a crackling campfire with the family become cherished vacation memories. Others find their bliss wading in rocky trout streams or capturing nature's splendor on film. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an ideal getaway for all who want to pursue the pleasures of the great outdoors.
NATIONAL PARKOcala National ForestIn central Florida, the 383,573-acre forest contains numerous plant species of vegetation and clear lakes, springs and streams. The forest is said to have the world's largest stand of sand pine. Other predominant trees types include longleaf and slash pine, cypress and hardwood. In addition to several shorter trails, a well-traveled section of the Florida National Scenic Trail winds through the forest and is popular with hikers. Hunting is allowed by permit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
ARTICLESavannah NightlifeRunning the gamut from restaurant bars to cozy little neighborhood pubs to martini and dessert lounges to hot dance clubs, many of Savannah’s fun places to go at night are primarily concentrated in the downtown historic district. The district’s walkability makes barhopping easy, and for many, the lax open-container regulations make it more fun. Two pieces of safety-related advice for those who plan to hoof it after dusk while on vacation: wear comfortable shoes (cobblestones, bricks and 4-inch stilettos just don’t mesh well) and stay within the district’s boundaries.
NATIONAL PARKCongaree National ParkSituated along the Congaree and Wateree rivers, approximately 3 miles southeast of Hopkins off SR 48 (Bluff Rd.), following signs, Congaree National Park encompasses nearly 26,000 acres and is the largest intact tract of old-growth bottomland forest in North America. The park, a sanctuary for diverse flora and fauna, is characterized by giant hardwoods and towering pines and comprises one of the highest canopies in the world and some of the tallest trees in the eastern United States.
NATIONAL PARKCumberland Island National SeashoreThe largest and southernmost of Georgia's barrier islands, Cumberland Island parallels the Georgia coast just north of the Florida border. The relatively flat island, 17.5 miles long by 3 miles wide, is separated from the mainland by several miles of salt marsh, river and sound. On its eastern side white sand beaches rise to dunes that give way to a forest of magnolias, oaks, palmettos and pines. More than 300 species of birds have been sighted on the island.
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ARTICLEMake Yourself at Home in the Hostess City of the SouthWhen you travel to Savannah, take along a reverence for the past and a penchant for romance. You'll also want to pack a spirit of adventure, because Georgia's first city is full of surprises. There are plenty of things for couples to do as well as fun things to do with friends.
NATIONAL PARKTalladega National ForestDivided into two sections, Talladega National Forest consists of the Talladega division (235,000 acres) in eastern Alabama near the Georgia border and the Oakmulgee division (157,000 acres) just southeast of Tuscaloosa in west-central Alabama. Within the Oakmulgee Division is the 45,000-acre
ARTICLESee What All the Festivals Are AboutGen. James E. Oglethorpe and his settlers founded Savannah, England's 13th and last colony, in February 1733. Forgoing the usual village grid system, Oglethorpe and Col. William Bull laid out their new settlement in a series of wards in which commercial and residential buildings centered on a public square. This visionary plan has survived as the city's blueprint because of Oglethorpe's choice of location.
ARTICLEWhat to Do in Savannah• Visit the public squares to appreciate Savannah’s setting. Founded in 1733 and laid out by Gen. James E. Oglethorpe and Col. William Bull, this historic Southern city features wards with buildings planned around public squares; some 22 out of 24 remain. A favorite is,(Gaston Street between Whitaker and Drayton sts.)—one of the most photographed spots in the city—where you can view live oaks draped in moss and an impressive fountain.