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November/December 2020

Chattanooga, Tennessee Shamrock Tour® : In Our Own Backyard

Luke was stripping down to his underwear in the middle of a park somewhere outside of Cleveland, TN, not too far from our hometown of Chattanooga. Just behind him flowed the Hiwassee River, over which stretches a bridge from where he claimed he’s seen people jump. It was 50 degrees outside. As to how cold the water was, we could only guess.
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September/October 2020

Alabama: Rockets and Music and Bikes, Oh My!

Up until last year, I had never explored Alabama, despite the fact that my home in Chattanooga, TN, is almost a stone’s throw away from the state line—so close that on any given Saturday you can hear University of Alabama football fans yelling “Roll Tide” at the TVs in local bars and restaurants.
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City Escape: Atlanta, Georgia

May/June 2020

City Escape: Atlanta, Georgia

Escape Atlanta’s sprawling urban landscape by taking a series of secondary roads to the unique, picturesque Little River Canyon National Preserve in Alabama, and then return via rural roads in the foothills of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Charming, historic settlements along the way include the Georgia towns of Dallas, Cave Spring, and Rome. The lunch stop may not look like much on the outside, but the tasty offerings inside are well worth your time and money.
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May/June 2018

Rome, Georgia Shamrock Tour®: High Spirits in the Southern Appalachians

The Southern Appalachian Mountains dominate the landscape of North Georgia and Northeast Alabama. These ancient mountains have been the upland home of Native Americans and have borne witness to their life and death struggles from the earliest traces of human habitation (12,000 to 15,000 years ago) into the 19th century. Interlaced with rural byways, the region is a beautiful setting for explorations in crisp fall weather.
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March/April 2018

Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee: The Natchez Trace Parkway

For most people in Tennessee, fall riding means heading east toward the beautiful Smoky Mountains, but I did that last year. Of course, I see the appeal of the park when the leaves change and the days are shortening, but so does everyone else. It’s the most visited national park in America, and its relatively small footprint can’t handle the influx of people during the short peak-color season. I vividly recall being stuck in traffic for hours simply trying to leave the park to get back to our cabin for the evening, and that’s an experience I didn’t wish to repeat.
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