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Go On a Hike in Nature With The Carolina Mountain Club!

Randy Fluharty, president of the Carolina Mountain Club in Western North Carolina, along with members Elaine Tennen and Carroll Koepplinger, loves to hike. There is so much to know about the physical, mental health and spiritual aspects of taking a good hike, and they explain why a good hike is good for us, where to go, what to wear and how to get going.


History & Mystery Tour of the Scottish Borders with Tebbe Davis and Mark Nicol!

Tebbe Davis is an artist and history geek with a Welsh lineage. His upcoming History & Mystery Tour of the Scottish Borders with Mark Nicol will uncover the history, intrigue & mysteries of the Scottish Borderlands on this exciting guided tour. Feel the thrill of standing on sacred ground where Scottish clan battles were fought, Romans once walked and ancient ceremonies were held. Mark Nicol is the driving force behind Discover Scottish Borders, with a lineage going back to the 600's in...


Susan Portnoy is The Insatiable Traveler!

Susan Portnoy is known for her lush photography & unique storytelling. Susan loves life-changing experiences and is out there doing what she loves ... celebrating the magic of world travel and using her award-winning photography and original storytelling to inspire us to go have adventures and make connections wherever we go! She talks to us about some of her fabulous adventures, like taking a walking polar bear safari, traversing the Amazon in Peru and chasing the northern lights!


Visit Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park!

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park in Western NC is the best of the mountains in one place! Mary Jaeger-Gale shares updated info about new hiking trails, winter specials, seasonal photo contests and more! The Naturalist Niche series, special guided hikes, are offered each month, March – December. You can start signing up to participate now. They also have winter specials at the Old Rock Café where you will find historical photos of the Rock. There's so much to see and do, one visit...


Learn How to Plan a Stress-Free Vacation with Nina Zapala!

Wouldn't you love to come away from your vacation refreshed and re-charged and remember your vacation as a fulfilling experience and a great time of true happiness? Nina Zapala's new book helps travelers plan vacations in a way that caters to their specific needs and desires. Nina explains how her book provides a personalized travel blueprint designed to reduce stress triggers and help you plan a vacation with the goal of returning renewed, more creative and happier.


Talking Italy With Mark Gordon Smith of Private Italy Tours!

Buongiorno! Thinking about Italy? Mark Gordon Smith founded Private Italy Tours in 2003 and has traveled across Italy for over 35 years and is the author of several books about his experiences of traveling in Italy. The heart and soul of Private Italy Tours is Mark’s unwavering commitment to providing unique and unforgettable experiences to his clients. Find out the best ways to travel around this amazing country!


Dale Stewart Talks About Microadventures And Why You Need One!

Dale Stewart is a naturalist, an explorer and a savvy traveler. He explains why taking a microadventure and stepping out of your comfort zone is an excellent way to get more travel into your life!