Author: Apryl Chapman Thomas

The Latest News on Nashville, Tenn.

The Latest News on Nashville, Tenn.
In addition to keeping an eye on the oil spill in the Gulf, travelers are also paying attention to what’s happening in Nashville, Tenn. If you’ve been watching the news (and weather) this past week, you know the famed Music City has experienced record-level flooding. Now that the skies have cleared...
May 6th, 2010 | Road Trips | Read More

Exploring the National Museum of Patriotism

Exploring the National Museum of Patriotism
What does patriotism mean to you? That’s the question that the National Museum of Patriotism (map) wants you to think about while exploring the museum, and then coming up with your own interpretation. Located downtown, in the Luckie-Marietta District, the museum isn’t strictly a history museum or...
May 5th, 2010 | Atlanta | Read More

It’s May in the South

It’s May in the South
Summer may just be around the corner, but during the month of May, fun times in the South are all ready here. So, this month why don’t you… celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Be part of the festivities in such destinations as Florissant, Mo., (May 7-8), San Antonio (May 5), or Myrtle Beach, S.C. (May 8). visit...
May 3rd, 2010 | Road Trips | Read More

Discover Some of Atlanta’s History at The Georgian Terrace Hotel

Discover Some of Atlanta’s History at The Georgian Terrace Hotel
If the walls at The Georgian Terrace Hotel (map) could talk, you would get an earful about the property’s fascinating history, starting with its beginning. Built on the site of a former mayor’s house, The Georgian Terrace is situated on the corner of the intersection of Peachtree St., and Ponce...
May 3rd, 2010 | Atlanta | Read More

Doin’ the ATL with Mom on Mother’s Day

Doin’ the ATL with Mom on Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is going to be here soon, so why not treat her to a day (or weekend) in Atlanta. From the Georgia Aquarium (map) to Stone Mountain (map) to all points in between, there’s so much to choose from that you can guarantee a good time will be had by all. As you plan out your itinerary, here...
April 30th, 2010 | Atlanta | Read More

Stay Current with the Latest News on the Oil Spill

Stay Current with the Latest News on the Oil Spill
Whether you have travel plans all ready in place for the area or a vested interest in the Gulf Coast, you’re probably looking for the most up-to-date news and information about the oil spill. Many of the CVBs in the Gulf Coast region are providing updates, as well as news sources. In Louisiana, log...
April 30th, 2010 | Road Trips | Read More

Horsin’ Around in the South

Horsin’ Around in the South
This Saturday all eyes will be on Churchill Downs in Lexington, Ky., for what’s widely known as the “most exciting two minutes in sports.” Yes, it’s time again for the Kentucky Derby (and mint juleps), a favorite among not only sports fans, but also horse aficionados as well. If you love horses...
April 29th, 2010 | Road Trips | Read More

50 Things to do With Your Mom in the South on Mother’s Day Weekend

50 Things to do With Your Mom in the South on Mother’s Day Weekend
From Missouri to Maryland, there’s so much going on in the south during Mothers’ Day weekend that you’ll have no problem making her Mother’s Day memorable. Here are 50 fun, diverse and entertaining suggestions on what to do with mom in the region on her special day. There’s something for everyone...
April 27th, 2010 | Road Trips | Read More

Get Outdoors and Hunt for Treasures: Geocaching in the South

Get Outdoors and Hunt for Treasures: Geocaching in the South
The directions simply read N 32° 44.135 W 094° 02.470. For some, those numbers don’t mean anything, but to geocachers (also known as treasure hunters), it might be the address to a great surprise or meeting place. Growing in popularity among individuals and families, geocaching is a high tech scavenger/treasure...
April 26th, 2010 | Road Trips | Read More

Honor Mom with any of These Deals and Packages in the South

Honor Mom with any of These Deals and Packages in the South
Show mom how much you love her with a quick getaway this Mother’s Day weekend or any weekend in May. Not only will she enjoy spending time with you, but also she’ll be impressed by your financial savviness since you took advantage  of one of the many deals and and packages available in the South. Here’s...
April 24th, 2010 | Road Trips | Read More

Two New Experiences to Rediscover Florida’s Gulf Islands

Two New Experiences to Rediscover Florida’s Gulf Islands
For many travelers, all it takes is some new experiences to rediscover a destination. And if you think you’ve seen all there is to see of Florida’s Gulf Islands, take in the view from either horse surfing or a Segway tour. Chances are you’ll walk away with a whole new look at the destination. “It’s...
April 21st, 2010 | Road Trips | Read More

Hit the Road with these Deals and Packages Available Throughout the South

Hit the Road with these Deals and Packages Available Throughout the South
Whether you’re in need of a quick weekend getaway, or making plans for this summer, there are many deals to be discovered for travel in the South. So, go and make that reservation (or two). With all of these deals and packages available throughout the region, there’s nothing stopping you from hitting...
April 19th, 2010 | Road Trips | Read More

Try Your Luck to Win a Vacation in the South

Try Your Luck to Win a Vacation in the South
You just never know, it might be your time to win a trip. You won’t find out unless you enter. Hey, it’s worth a chance isn’t it? And don’t forget about entering these or these, either. So, try your luck to win a vacation in the South. Through June 30, you can enter to win a trip to Tampa,...
April 18th, 2010 | Road Trips | Read More

Hip to be Retro at Thunderbird Inn in Savannah, Ga.

Hip to be Retro at Thunderbird Inn in Savannah, Ga.
While some hotels leave chocolates in your room during turndown services, Thunderbird Inn (map) in Savannah, Ga., leaves a true southern treat – a Moon Pie. Yes, that’s right  – a Moon Pie. Which, according to Mark Thomas, “guests love it.” In addition to that southern-specific treat,...
April 14th, 2010 | Road Trips | Read More

Get Out in the South with These Deals and Packages

Get Out in the South with These Deals and Packages
Need a break from your every day routine? Why not hit the road this weekend (or later) and spend the night somewhere new. With these deals and packages, you’ll find it very easy to get out in the South. Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa (map) has a number of packages for your next trip to...
April 12th, 2010 | Road Trips | Read More

Discovering Charleston’s Culinary Scene with Author Holly Herrick

Discovering Charleston’s Culinary Scene with Author Holly Herrick
When asked to describe the culinary scene in Charleston, S.C., Holly Herrick, author of Charleston Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes From the Heart of the Old South, uses three words: pure, unfettered and delicious. “For many, the culinary scene in Charleston is surprising because it’s more diverse...
April 10th, 2010 | Road Trips | Read More

Board the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Board the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Even though it’s built at half-scale, the newly-opened Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., offers visitors an experience quite different from anything else. “This is a very interactive museum,” says Mary Kellogg-Joslyn, owner of the museum along with her husband, John. “People...
April 10th, 2010 | Road Trips | Read More

Deals and Packages to Get You Out and About in the South

Deals and Packages to Get You Out and About in the South
Are you feeling the urge to plan a weekend getaway? Well, you can give into that urge and not bust your budget with some of these deals and packages guaranteed to get you out and about in the South. The new Residence Inn Amelia Island (Fla., map) is offering their “Best of Amelia Island” package...
April 4th, 2010 | Road Trips | Read More

It’s April in the South

It’s April in the South
Spring has sprung in the South and that means colorful flowers, blue skies and unpredictable weather. It also means it’s a great time to get out and enjoy the region in every way possible. It’s April in the South, so why don’t you… embrace the outdoors: Take advantage of the pleasant weather...
April 2nd, 2010 | Road Trips | Read More

The Call of Shenandoah National Park

The Call of Shenandoah National Park
“National parks make for great one-tank trips since many of them are basically in travelers’ backyards,” says Sandy Heilman, vice president of sales and marketing with ARAMARK Parks & Destinations. “There’s a huge opportunity there to explore and learn.” About 75-miles from Washington,...
March 31st, 2010 | Road Trips | Read More