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Before I started graduate school, my parents took me and my sister on a dream vacation. During this amazing trip, we visited several historical sites including the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. We made memories that will last a lifetime. Do you want to take your family on an unforgettable vacation? Consider hiring a professional travel agent to help you plan the perfect getaway. This individual can help you choose the right location based on your budget, interests, and time frame. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of consulting with a travel agent before going on your next extended trip. Enjoy!

Planning a Dream Vacation

From the Smokies to the Foothills: 3 Vacations Spots to Try in Southern Appalachia

by Isabella Stanley

If you want to take some time away from the hustle, bustle, and annoying politics, you may want to consider a trip to the Great Smokey mountains, or some of the foothills of the lower Appalachian Mountains. From North Carolina, through Georgia and Alabama, you can find some great places to enjoy a great relaxing get away without any stress. There are many different places to visit and things to do, but here are just a few for you to consider:

The High Peaks & Mystic Fog 

If you are ready for some cool weather, nights by the fireplace and great autumn scenes, consider visiting The Great Smokey Mountains. These are some of the highest peaks in the southern Appalachian chain that are known for the fog from the rivers, creeks and streams that run through them. This region of Appalachia is located on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. The Great Smokey Mountain National Park is in the state of Tennessee and you will find plenty of accommodations in this area, such as camping, lodges and cabin rentals.

The Lower Appalachia Mountains 

As you travel south through Appalachia, the peaks will not be as high, but you will still be in the heart of this region of America. North Carolina and Georgia have beautiful sites and history to share through the lower portion of the Appalachian Mountains. In North Carolina, you will find cities like Asheville if you like night life, as well as the Cherokee Reservation if you want to learn more about the history of this region. In Georgia, there is Dahlonega, and the first American gold rush, as well as the original Cherokee Capitol, New Echota and rich native history and culture.

The Appalachia Foothills

The history and culture of Appalachia does not stop at the mountains, but continues into the Southern Foothills. There are places of interest that you may want to consider visiting, such as the Little White House in Pine Mountain, Georgia or Cheaha State Park in Alabama. If you have not been to this region of the country, you may notice a lot of native names of places, which come from the Five Civilized tribes. Many of these tribes were forcibly removed with the Indian Removal Act, but some of the culture and traditions remained.

These are some of the great getaways that you may want to consider for a short vacation in Appalachia. The mountains are the fabric of America and full of great people, sites and recreation for people of all ages. If you are looking for your vacation away from work and daily stress of life, consider a contacting a cabin rental service to book your stay in Appalachia.