Posts filed under: USA Travel Destinations

~ Carmen Sometimes a “Plan B” works out for the best.  We recently had to change our weekend road trip plans.  We had originally scheduled a road trip to St. Louis for Martin Luther King holiday weekend.  An ice storm stretching from Kansas to Missouri threw that plan out the window. Atlanta is only 5......
~ Carmen When traveling, it is important to stay flexible.  Joe and I recently planned a weekend road trip to St. Louis.  As the weekend approached, the forecast for an impending ice storm became more and more confirmed.  Joe, the ever present optimist, remained confident.  Me, not so much.  The morning of our trip, the......
~ Lauren Recently I traveled from Tallahassee, Florida to my mom and step-dad’s house in Memphis, Tennessee with Sammy, my eleven-year-old miniature schnauzer, and Riley, my one-and-a-half-year old black cat that I just adopted in September. Spending eight hours alone in the car with a dog and cat is enough to drive anyone crazy. But......
~ Carmen We recently returned from our annual whitewater trip to the Ocoee River in eastern Tennessee (read Whitewater Rafting on the Ocoee River).  For the last four years, we have stayed and ridden the river with Whitewater Express.   3 Reasons to Stay at Whitewater Express 1.  Great lodging for the price. We save......
~ Carmen The Ocoee River is the most commercially rafted river in the United States.  The Ocoee River was also home to the 1996 canoe and kayak Olympic events.  Located 100 miles west of Atlanta, the upper and middle sections of the river contain some the best back-to-back rapids you’ll find anywhere. Even though it......
~ Carmen Deep in the valley of the Ozark Mountains you’ll find Devil’s Den State Park.  Constructed in the 1930s as part of Roosevelt’s plan to pull the US out of the depression, this state park has stood the test of time and remains one of the best examples of Arkansas’s natural beauty.  We have......
~ Carmen It’s a Big Dam Bridge. So what is this Big Dam Bridge and why would anyone want to cross it?  Well, it is big.  It is on top of a dam.  It is a pedestrian/cycling bridge.  Who wouldn’t want to cross the Big Dam Bridge?  Located in central Arkansas, it connects Little Rock......
~ Joe Trail Loops–Five of the them! If ever you want to take a road trip for mountain biking, ride the Syllamo.  Located outside of Mountain View, Arkansas, the Syllamo bike trails consist of 50 miles of single track and fire roads with five loops.  White River Bluff Loop is 4.5 miles marked by green......
  ~ Carmen We love going to Mountain View, Arkansas for the weekend.  Just a three and a half hour drive from Memphis, Mountain View gives us the outdoor adventure we love with plenty of activities to balance out the rest and relaxation we need.  We recently went back to Mountain View for the annual......
  ~ Carmen A couple of years ago, Joe and I were trying to plan a romantic weekend away.  I knew Mountain View, Arkansas (read A Weekend Away in Mountain View, Arkansas) would be beautiful in the fall so I searched for a bed and breakfast or little cabin to reserve.  Hotel, motel, cabin and......