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Brevard, A Noted Tourism, Retirement and Cultural Center

July 13, 2014 |

Brevard is in the Western North Carolina Mountains near Asheville and Hendersonville, North Carolina. Brevard is located near the entrance to Pisgah National Forest and has become a noted tourism, retirement and cultural center in western North Carolina. It is the home of Brevard College, a four-year liberal arts institution with nationally recognized programs in music and environmental studies. Here are what you can do in the area:Read More

Caen, An Excellent Base for Visiting The D-Day Beaches

July 13, 2014 |

Caen is the capital of Lower Normandy and of Calvados département in northern France. As the city of William the Conqueror, the city has a long and complex history. Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen—heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city. Here are the highlights:Read More

Cherbourg, The First Site Outside the USA to be Designated as An American Civil War Heritage Site

July 13, 2014 |

Cherbourg is a city and commune, situated on the Cotentin peninsula in the Manche department of Lower Normandy in north-western France. It is located near the D-Day beaches where Allied forces landed in 1944 during World War II. It was the first site outside the United States to be designated as an American Civil War Heritage Site by the Civil War Preservation Trust, because a sea battle was fought nearby in 1864 by Union and Confederate warships. Here are the highlights:Read More

Christiansburg, The Site of The First Recorded Duel with Rifles

July 13, 2014 |

Christiansburg (formerly Hans Meadows) is a town in Montgomery County, Virginia, United States. It is the county seat of Montgomery County. Christiansburg was the site of the Lewis/McHenry duel, known for being the first recorded duel with rifles in Virginia. Some other highlights includes:Read More

Camping in The Devils Fork State Park

July 12, 2014 |

Devils Fork State Park at Lake Jocassee in South Carolina is one of those rare places at the end of the road we often imagine but seldom ever experience. Located on the eastern slope of the extreme Southern Appalachians one is hard pressed to believe they are in the deep South. Guided waterfalls tours are available as well as fresh water fishing charters departing from the boat ramp at the Park. Check out here if you’re interested to camp in the park:Read More

Bramwell, Home of Millionaires

July 12, 2014 |

Bramwell is a town in the Bluefield micropolitan area of West Virginia. Bramwell became known as the “Home of Millionaires” because it contained more millionaires per capita around the turn of the 20th century (up to 13, mostly wealthy coal barons) than any other town in the US. Bramwell was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Here are what you can see and do in the area:Read More

Bluefield, The Nature’s Air-Conditioned City

July 12, 2014 |

Bluefield is a city in Mercer County, West Virginia, USA. The town is sometimes called “Summit City”, because of its high altitude, and “Nature’s Air-Conditioned City” for its pleasant summer temperatures. Since 1941, the Chamber of Commerce’s “Lemonade Lassies” have passed out free lemonade on days when the temperature exceeds 90 degrees. Here are the highlights:Read More

Clay, Home of the Golden Delicious Apple

July 12, 2014 |

Clay is a town in West Virginia. The community was initially known by the name of “Marshall,” then briefly as “Henry,” and then as “Clay Courthouse” and finally Clay. It’s the county seat of Clay County, whose claim to fame is being the home of the Golden Delicious apple, which was discovered in 1905 and grown commercially in 1912, at a time when apples were predominantly red. Here are the other highlights:Read More

Clarksburg, The Jewel of the Hills

July 12, 2014 |

Clarksburg, also called the “Jewel of the Hills”, is a city of 16,743 people in West Virginia. Despite being a relatively large city for West Virginia, it has the second-lowest crime rate in the state, and one of the lowest in the nation. Clarksburg has a fairly large population descended from Italian immigrants, many of whom came to the area to work in the coal mines and the glass factories. Here are what you can see and do in the area:Read More

Columbia, The City of Dreams

July 11, 2014 |

Columbia is both the capital city and largest city in South Carolina. Historically, the city was the location of the South Carolina Secession Convention, which marked the departure of the first state from the Union in the events leading up to the Civil War. The city lies at the confluence of two rivers, the Saluda and the Broad, which merge at Columbia to form the Congaree River, which is popular with paddlers and kayakers in the area. Here are the highlights:Read More