Betsy Ross: A great story in American folklore

Posted: July 16, 2014 in Featured, History, Seeing America

The story of Betsy Ross is one of the great American legends. While it’s a great story, it’s most likely just a legend. Most sources indicate the legend entered the nation’s annals of history in the 1870s as the country celebrated its centennial thanks to Ross’ grandson.

A brief history of Bath’s Roman baths

Posted: July 9, 2014 in Featured, International Terminal

The Roman Baths for which this southwestern England city is named, are some of the most remarkable Roman ruins outside of Rome itself.

Remembering the smaller battles of the Civil War

Posted: July 5, 2014 in Civil War Trail, Featured, Seeing America

The sesquicentennial of the Civil War is an opportunity to reflect on the horrible fighting that divided our country a century-and-a-half ago, and it’s also an opportunity to explore some of the lesser-known battles.

Atlanta celebrates Fourth of July with Peachtree Road Race

Posted: July 4, 2014 in Featured

The annual running of the world’s largest 10K attracts more than 60,000 participants and at least twice as many spectators. Runners, joggers and walkers replace cars along one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares, the venerable Peachtree Street.

Authorities stepping up patrols this July 4

Posted: June 27, 2014 in Featured, News

Authorities nationwide are stepping up highway patrols this Fourth of July, traditionally one of the deadliest weekends on highways across the country.

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway takes a trip back in time through North Georgia mountains

Posted: June 25, 2014 in Featured, Railfanning

The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway has been ferrying tourists and railfans between Blue Ridge, Ga., and the Georgia-Tennessee state line since 1998. The heritage railroad train departs from the historic 1906 Louisville & Nashville Railroad depot in downtown Blue Ridge and treks northward for an hour, providing riders with a beautiful view of the scenic North Georgia landscape.

France looks to change its reputation for rudeness

Posted: June 23, 2014 in Featured, News

Paris and France have some of the world’s most popular tourists attractions — from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre to Versailles. But, the country is also known for its rude denizens. Now, some officials hope to change the country’s reputation in a bid to increase tourism, according to media reports.

There’s gold in them thar hills: Nation’s first gold hit Georgia before California

Posted: June 7, 2014 in Featured

North Georgia’s Dahlonega, a city of 5,000 located 65 minutes north of Atlanta, was the site of the very first gold rushes when, in 1849, Matthew Fleming Stephenson, an assayer with the Dahlonega Mint, stood on the steps of the courthouse and urged people not to head west in search of gold.

Will new fed proposal benefit fliers? The government says yes

Posted: June 2, 2014 in Featured, News

New changes proposed by the federal government aim to bring more transparency to how airlines charge for “certain basic airline services” above the base fare price, such as checked baggage. But the airline industry says the market can and does regulate itself and contends the new proposal is an overreach.

The sewers of Paris are as legendary as the city itself

Posted: May 31, 2014 in Featured

The labyrinth of sewers winding their way beneath the Paris streets is as legendary as the city upstairs. For anyone interested in learning more about this complex maze winding its way beneath the Parisian streets, a visit to Le Musée des Égouts de Paris (the Paris Sewer Museum) is an absolute must.