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Cabin Bluff : Luxury Fishing & Hunting Retreat in

For outdoor enthusiasts, a stay at the intimate Cabin Bluff offers an aura of the past coupled with pampering amenities. President Calvin Coolidge stayed at the southern Georgia rural lodge on a hunting and fishing trip. Modern-day visitors may do the same. Nearby is Cumberland Island with its historic Greyfield Inn, pristine beaches and feral horses. Join freelance travel and outdoor writer Gregory McCluney for his insight.
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Classic Augusta: Golf, Soul and Canals

Augusta was the hometown of James Brown, the godfather of soul. Today, Augusta exudes soul and spirit in many ways.

The town's downtown boasts much redevelopment activity with new shops, restaurants and attractions. It's certainly got golf -- as it's home to the annual Masters Tournament.

Local attractions include a lovely Riverwalk area, art museums, canal boat rides, a classic southern hotel on the National Register of Historic Places and new tours by mini-bus. To discover Augusta, check out Mary Sue Lawrence's piece on what's to discover in this southern town.
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All Roads Lead to Rome -- Georgia, that is!

Just 70 miles northwest of Atlanta lies Rome, GA. It sprawls over seven hills, just like its Italian namesake city. Rome is home to an up-and-coming international film festival. It's the site of a stage race on the annual Tour de Georgia bicycle race. And it's home to Berry College, a Civil War cemetery and the antebellum Oak Hill. Travel writer David Wilkening show readers where to soak in "Roman culture" in GA.
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A River Runs Through It: Albany, GA

Native Americans called it “Thronateeska, meaning “the place where flint is picked up.”, Today, Albany, GA, is a city where nature and history flow along the Flint River. Located in southwestern Georgia amid peanut/pecan farms, Albany delivers surprisingly diverse attractions including RiverQuarium, an art museum, a planetarium and the lovely Chehaw with eco-areas, parklands and a zoo. Not to be missed is the creative Ray Charles Plaza! Join us for the best of Albany!
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St. Simons Island, GA: In Search of Oglethorpe

An hour's drive south of Savannah, GA, lies the island of St. Simons. In the 1700s, the island was disputed territory in a tug-of-war between the British and Spanish empires. The island's Fort Frederica was founded by British Army officer James Oglethorpe. Today, St. Simons boasts beaches, eco-sites and a historic lighthouse. Fort Frederica's hauntingly beautiful site is now a U.S. National Monument. Come with us in search of Oglethorpe!
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Westward No! Georgia Yes!
Seeking stunning art that portrays western destinations or the Old West? If so, don't navigate west but head for Cartersville, GA, just north of Atlanta.

You'll discover a pristine rural area that's home to the stunning Booth Western Art Museum. Nearby Adairville boasts the 1,300-acre Barnsley Gardens Resort, rated as one of Travel & Leisure magazine's 500 best hotels in the world.

Freelance writer Katie Kellie Bell showcases these northern Georgia gems for southerner traveler seeking luxury and culture off the beaten path.
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Macon, GA: Song & Soul of the South

With 350,000 Japanese cherry trees and 70-plus antebellum homes, lovely Macon, GA boasts such attractions as the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame (shown at left), Georgia Music Hall of Fame and the nearby Museum of Aviation at Warner Robins Air Force Base. SouthernTravelNews.com visited and stayed at the 1842 Inn, which exudes a "Gone With the Wind" aura. Let's explore Macon, the Song and Soul of the South.
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There's GA Gold in Them Thar Hills

Everyone knows about the California and Alaska Gold Rush eras, but a Georgia Gold Rush? Yes, Dahlonega is a historic gold mining town, famed for its golden nuggets.

Our freelance writer on the scene, Gregory McCluney from Roswell, eagerly explores Dahlonega for travelers. Interested in mining for gold? Want to try your luck.

Let's see what Gregory has discovered for entrepreneurs with a gold mining spirit!
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Raise a Glass to Atlanta's Wine Scene

When it comes to wine, selecting the right one and pronouncing the wine's name correctly are challenges faced by many North Americans. Freelance writer Katie Kelly Bell takes some of the mystique out of the grapes in this story about Atlanta's wine scene.

She details where to find the best value wines, where to savor the best selections, and where you might go if you're out to impress a special someone or business contact.

So if you're ready to head out and sample the best of Atlanta's wine offerings, come along with Katie for a look at the Georgia capital's offerings.
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What's Brewing in Atlanta?

Microbreweries have become the rage. They make small handicrafted batches of great tasting beer. Atlanta is a hot bed of microbrewery and brew pub activity.

One of our freelance writers in Georgia, Katie Kelly Bell, takes a look at what's out there for microbrewery fans. You might sample many limited distribution brews, some made with specialty ingredients.

So let's go in search of Atlanta's micro-brewery and brew-pub gems!
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