The best places to go camping in the South this fall

SUMMER MAY BE OVER, but head to the American South and you’ll find great places to camp deep into the fall months. From Florida to South Carolina, campgrounds have fewer crowds and plenty of space to set up a camp chair, light a campfire, and enjoy the fall season at a different pace than in the summer months….

Flora, Fauna, and Cultural Heritage on an Eco-Tour of Mobile, Alabama

Imagine paddling a kayak through a reedy marsh. You spot an alligator, its head just poking above the water. As your kayak comes closer, the alligator drops below water and disappears. This immersion into a natural environment is one aspect of ecotourism. Ecotourism involves interactive and learning opportunities to discover cultures and environments. It’s a…

The Highland Lakes of Burnet County, Texas–3-Day Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive and check into lodging. Reception and dinner at Log Country Cove with a beer tasting from Save the World Brewing Company. Star-gazing at Canyon of the Eagles. This site is one of the best locations in Central Texas for viewing the cosmos due to minimal light pollution in the region. Two telescopes, a…

5 Waterfalls in 5 Hours

With over 100 waterfalls, the Upper Cumberland Area is known to be among the highest concentrations of waterfalls in the United States. Located on the low side of the 20,000+ square-mile Cumberland Plateau, much of the rain that falls on the plateau drains west – – into the Upper Cumberland. As the water pours over…

Tennessee Tourism Adds New “Color Blind” Viewfinders Statewide to Enable More Travelers to Enjoy the Colors of Fall

Specially Equipped Viewfinders Installed at 11 Locations Across Tennessee   First Introduced in October 2017, Tennessee’s specially equipped viewfinders enabled thousands of color-blind visitors to “see” the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains in peak fall foliage for the first time. Images of color-blind travelers experiencing the brilliant fall colors for the first time…

Made in Tennessee: Upper Cumberland 5-Day Itinerary

Day 1 Check in at Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Cookeville, TN. Dinner at Salt Box Inn Begin your visit with an extensive showcase of Upper Cumberland’s various barbeque cuisine, “wines, shine & stein”, a musical performance and a show and tell from the regional Tennessee State Parks. Day 2 Made in Tennessee —…

Take the Helm Theater at GulfQuest

Take the helm in this simulator, identical to those used to train professional boat pilots. You’ll get the chance to navigate vessels around the Port of Mobile, Mobile Bay, and the Tombigbee River. The simulations in this interactive exhibit are based on models of real downtown #Mobile, #MobileBay, and river locations. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fwanderlust.usa.by.rail%2Fvideos%2F554644841645736%2F&show_text=0&width=560

WildNative Tours (Video)

Captains Mike and Chris with WildNative Tours led a delightful water tour from the Mobile River to Mobile Bay to the Tensaw Delta giving fun and informative talks about the ports, the wildlife, the ecosystem, crab and shrimp fishing, and fun facts like in the video where Captain Chris explains how mobile homes got their…