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About Blogger Kathy Witt

 Photo of Kathy Witt and Three Beaus from Gone with the Wind goes here; photo used courtesy of Kathy Witt. All rights reserved.

An award-winning travel and lifestyle writer, Kathy Witt (www.kathywitt.com), author of our "Southern Journeys Blog," boasts 25 years of travel writing experience, is a Kentucky resident, and relishes all things Southern! 

A "Gone with the Wind" enthusiast, Witt is shown in the photo above with three actors who, as youngsters, appeared in the iconic 1939 film. Greg Geise played the baby of both Melanie Wilkes and Scarlett O'Hara Butler. Patrick Curtis also played Melanie Wilkes' baby and Mickey Kuhn played Beau Wilkes. 

Witt posed with the trio at the Hilton Atlanta/Marietta hotel during "Gone with the Wind's" 70th anniversary re-premiere event in Georgia.

Witt's articles have appeared elsewhere in SouthernTravelNews.com as well as in such publications as A.T. Journeys, Georgia Magazine, Kentucky Living, Long Weekends, Ohio Magazine and Travel Goods Showcase, as well as in newspapers across the country. Her “Travel Goods, Gadgets & Gear” column runs in McClatchy-Tribune newspapers. 

Author of several books including the novel, "The Secret of the Belles," Witt is currently writing the content for "Atlanta, Georgia: a Photographic Portrait,"  slated to be published in spring 2012.

Witt is currently a member of Midwest Travel Writers Association, International Travel Writers Alliance, The Authors Guild and The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.

Look for Witt's new "Southern Journeys Blog" content here regularly as she explores unique and fun options for travelers to see and do throughout the South.







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Southern Journeys Blog: Kathy Witt
Wild Eagle Soars as Dolly "Dishes" on Dollywood
One of the best places for down-home family fun in the South is Dollywood, a theme park of pure Americana located in Pigeon Forge, TN. Created by country music star Dolly Parton, Dollywood gets better year after year and 2012 brings a new Wild Eagle coaster and other new features. Our Southern Journeys columnist, Kathy Witt, shares gleanings from Dolly on her life and Dollywood, as well as several ideas for more local fun.
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Kentucky's Hills are Alive with Sounds of Music

Kentucky's home-grown musical superstars include Loretta Lynn, Wynonna and Naomi Judd, Tom T. Hall, Ricky Skaggs, Crystal Gayle, Dwight Yoakam, Hylo Brown and many more. Come along as freelance writer Kathy Witt -- in her new Southern Journeys Blog -- explores the new "Country Music Highway in eastern Kentucky. The 144-mile National Scenic Byway meanders through decades of musical history.
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Great Locomotive Chase & Civil War in Marietta, GA

In her Southern Sojourn blog, freelance writer Kathy Witt touches on the tale of "The General," a Civil War-era locomotive stolen in the heart of the South by the Union Army in 1862. While the theft was short-lived, it was the stuff of legends. Marietta is home to a wealth of Civil War heritage tales and heritage sites including a battlefield, museum and cemeteries, plus it boasts a Gone With The Wind Museum.
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Holiday Displays Light Up the Skies in GA

Ho, ho, ho... Our Southern Sojourn blogger, Kathy Witt, provides a look at three of the most enchanting 2011 holiday lighting displays and extravaganzas in Georgia -- the Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier Islands Resort in the foothills of the Blueridge Mountains, Chehaw's Festival of Lights in Albany, and Thomasville's Victorian Christmas. Check out what's on tap for holiday visitors.
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