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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: a gem of the Midwest

Our region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia has some stunningly beautiful lakes, from Holston Lake to Watauga Lake and beyond. But if the Midwest is not normally on your vacation radar, Wisconsin’s Geneva Lake is one to consider for … Continue reading

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Hot Springs, Arkansas: all about water and more

Mention Hot Springs, and thoughts immediately go to our region’s favorites: Hot Springs, Virginia, with the historic Omni Homestead Resort in Bath County; and Hot Springs, North Carolina, a favorite stop on the Appalachian Trail. And then, there is Hot … Continue reading

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Alaska Grand Slam tour

Alaska’s early settlers called the vast terrain “Alyeska,” derived from the Aleut word meaning “the great land.” Its rugged wilderness and pristine waters have long since been a playground for outdoor recreationists and anglers, and now more than ever, our … Continue reading

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Alaska: scenery, wildlife, adventure

A land of massive mountains, glaciers and wilderness, Alaska is attracting record-breaking numbers of visitors. Nature lovers and adventure seekers, alike, come to experience authentic Alaska and delve into its rich heritage…Read more in DeSoto Magazine

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Scottish Splendor

Scotland beckons with medieval castles, world-famous whisky and golf. Equally alluring are the colorful traditions of bagpipes, tartans and tweeds. But the best-kept secret is in discovering Scotland’s tranquil beauty—from misty lochs and hidden glens to craggy …read more in … Continue reading

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