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100 Reasons to Visit The Dillard House

Okay, I'm not really going to list one hundred reasons to visit The Dillard House, but take my word for it, there are at least 100. In 1917, Carrie and Arthur Dillard opened what is the present-day Dillard House in the North Georgia Mountains when they welcomed their first lodger. Today, after one-hundred years and thousands of guests later, Dillard House Inn in Dillard, Georgia is celebrating a century of welcoming guests, providing comfortable lodging, and serving up heaping portions of Southern Hospitality. A Rich History The Rock House Inn is the original boarding house which opened in 1917. The [...]

Plan an Epic Trip to Mayberry This Year

Aunt Bee, Opie, Andy, and Barney – they’re all there. The Andy Griffith Show is classic television and the fictional town of Mayberry it's set in is as infamous as the show’s beloved characters. Mayberry isn’t just a place in television lore, Mayberry comes to life in Andy Griffith’s real hometown of Mt. Airy, North Carolina. The quaint town that served as the inspiration for Mayberry located at the gateway to the Yadkin Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains rolls out the welcome mat to fans of the popular television show year-round. Mt. Airy is Mayberry It’s not a coincidence [...]

What happens when a pug goes on holiday?

Let’s face it, when we choose to travel with our pets sometimes it becomes more about finding a place willing to accept our critters without charging an arm and a leg for the luxury of bringing that special member of the family. But once we’ve procured the pet-friendly accommodations, just what happens when the furry family member goes on holiday?  We found out our pug, though away from home, still had several important jobs. Job #1 - Home Inspector My family rented a log cabin in Asheville, North Carolina where we spent the Christmas holiday. We found a cabin that's [...]

Arrowhead Inn B&B – a charming inn in the heart of Durham, NC

Majestic magnolia’s and cheerful flowers welcome me as I arrive at Arrowhead Inn Bed & Breakfast in Durham, North Carolina. Sure, it’s a historic inn, a Select Registry inn as well as a Four Diamond AAA inn, so I was expecting to be impressed. Nevertheless, I had no idea how impressed I’d be. A total of nine guest rooms. Built in the 18th-Century, the home and land belonged to the Lipscomb family and remained in the family through the early 20th-Century. Today, owners, Phil and Gloria Teber, welcome visitors to this lovingly re-purposed property treating them to the ultimate bed [...]

Is your personal data secure when you travel?

Traveling is fun and taking a break to get away from it all is vital to our happiness and health. However, while enjoying vacation, it’s easy to relax a little too much. Criminals never take a holiday and count on unsuspecting travelers letting down their guard so they may reap rewards while wreaking havoc. No, you don’t have to become paranoid, constantly looking over your shoulder - you’ll never unwind that way - but it’s important to strike a balance between conveniences and protecting personal data. I spoke with Shaun Murphy, a security expert with PrivateGiant.com, and he shared some [...]