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May/June 2021

City Escapes: Ridgeland, Mississippi

This escape takes riders from a modern-day suburban environment back to the 19th century when bloody Civil War battles determined the future of our nation. You’ll also visit a historic location where columns of stone are the only ghostly remnants of a once expansive plantation. After a lunch of tasty Southern fare in Port Gibson, the adventure concludes with a pleasing transition back to the 21st century on the historic Natchez Trace Pkwy.
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January/February 2020

Ghosts of Mississippi: Exploring the Magnolia State

Many communities have their share of ghost stories, most of which are fueled by active imaginations and are not for the faint of heart. These stories are best told on a chilly night around a campfire, so bundle up and get cozy. This journey takes us through one of the most haunted areas of the country—rural southern Mississippi, in October no less—in search of the paranormal.
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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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July/August 2016

Florida, Alabama, Mississippi: Shadowing the Gulf

America’s Gulf Coast is lined with miles of pristine, white sandy beaches lapped by the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico’s shallow 
continental shelf. The persistently warm weather and beautiful 
beaches attract tourists in droves, but we haven’t come for a tan.
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Trans-America Trail, Tennessee to Southern Colorado: Banjos, Tears, & Corn Nubbins

May/June 2015

Trans-America Trail, Tennessee to Southern Colorado: Banjos, Tears, & Corn Nubbins

I have arrived in Tellico Plains, TN, and the official starting point of the Trans-America Trail (TAT). It took thousands of miles just to get here, but as I prepare to make my first turn onto the trail, I feel a weight and a reality of what I am about to do that I did not expect.
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