State Parks

Grayson Highlands State Park

Nestled in the southernmost reaches of the Jefferson National Forest and not far from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Grayson Highlands State Park stands watch over Mount Rogers– Virginia's highest peak– and has access to some true wild Virginia treasures.

State Parks

Skidaway Island State Park, Georgia: Coastal Getaway

Camping at Skidaway Island State Park is just the beginning of a great coastal Georgia family getaway. If you can manage to pull yourselves away from camp, Skidaway Island State Park offers convenient access to romantic downtown Savannah, the quaint beach town of Tybee Island, two lovely lighthouses, a historic military fort, easy nature hikes, boating, and fishing.

June 4, 2019


Savannah on a Budget with Kids

History, architecture, art, and a heaping dose of Southern charm make a day in Savannah an urban adventure everyone in your party will love. Time your day well and you can be on the riverfront in time for a second (or third) cup of coffee, then work up an appetite exploring this very walkable and affordable city.

State Parks

Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia: Perfect Weekend Escape

The crowning jewel on the western rim of Lookout Mountain, Cloudland Canyon cuts north-south through the sandstone of the Cumberland plateau on a rolling carpet of pine.

Blue Ridge Parkway
National Parks

October Sky on the Blue Ridge

Everything you've ever heard about the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway is only made better with the turn of the seasons. October, with its cooler temperatures and lower humidity, ratchets up the vibrance of an already beautiful time of the year in western North Carolina.

October 23, 2018

Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

If you are blessed with a day of near perfect weather, you could easily be distracted from the hallowed grounds that you are about to explore. Chickamauga Battlefield, near Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the site of one of the hardest fought and bloodiest battles of the Civil War which makes the location perhaps more graveyard than anything else.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Deep Creek Campground

May 28, 2019

Nestled in the crook of the far western reach of North Carolina, we stopped at Deep Creek Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a convenient one-night stopover on the way to Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia. Even though we only stayed a day, believe us when we say that you could easily make Deep Creek your basecamp and cook up a complete Smoky Mountain holiday without ever having to go any further.

Wild Camping

Stone Mountain State Park

September 30, 2018

If the forest moon of Endor has a twin on this side of the galaxy, it may well be the outback of North Carolina's Stone Mountain State Park. Tall, lush, and moist, you'll find enchantment among the silver firs, banks of waving ferns, and mountainsides bursting with rhododendron and blue bells.

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