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Road Trip in Surprising Alabama and Georgia

The third of articles I wrote for My Itchy Travel Feet appeared last week. The three all portrayed parts of our June road trip in Southern states, including three I had not visited before–Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina.

Little River Gorge and Falls
The Little River National Preserve in Alabama. Photo by Kenneth R. Badertscher

On our southern road trip, we wanted to cut through the northeastern corner of Alabama on our way from the Atlanta Georgia airport to Chattanooga TN. Not the direct route, but new territory to cover. I found some little-known byways and a couple of terrific parks (one in Alabama and one in Georgia) on this road trip. You can read about it at Exploring the South’s Little Known 3-State Byway.

To review other articles on our June Southern Road Trip:

Cloudland Canyon Georgia
Cloudland Canyon State Park rim walk, Georgia

Exploring Ashvilles’s Amazing Biltmore House

Adventure in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

The Highlands of Alabama

3 Secrets for Planning a Unique Road Trip

Smoky Mtn Pk Newfound Gap state lines
Smoky Mtn Pk Newfound Gap state lines. This is where President Roosevelt dedicated the park in 1941, a year before my first visit (See story about Smoky Mountains)

Germany in Georgia

The Great Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountain
Smoky Mountain Natonal Park, Cade’s Cove drive-through barn

Chattanooga, California of the East

Chattanooga from Lookout Mountain

North Carolina, Gilded and Green


Dog Trots Globe (and Pens Memoir)

Pet Travel Thursday

Destination: France

Book: Dog Trots Globe – To Paris & Provence (A Sheltie Goes to France)Book cover Dog Trots Globe by Sheron and Bob Long

Would these colorful baskets look half as beautiful without a Sheltie to reflect their bright colors in her lush coat?

By Pamela Webster

Dog Trots Globe – To Paris & Provence does what every travel book aspires to: it convinces a reader who has never visited a place to want to go and evokes memories in those who have already been there. Toss in over 150 colorful photographs and a beautiful Shetland Sheepdog and you have an enchanting travel book. Continue reading Dog Trots Globe (and Pens Memoir)

The New Irish Table

Tasty Travels

Destination: Ireland

Book Cover: The New Irish Table
Book: The New Irish Table by Margaret Johnson

Review By Brette Sember

Creagh Gardens, near Skibbereen, County Cork
Creagh Gardens, near Skibbereen, County Cork

St. Patrick’s Day makes me long for the rolling green hills of Ireland. Continue reading The New Irish Table