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The Great Smoky Mountains

Take in the natural splendor at one of the nation’s most-visited national parks. by Betsy Model Some of the greatest songwriters and recording artists of the last century—names like Tennessee Ernie Ford, John Denver, Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton—have sung the praises of Appalachia and the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. Located on the

Road trip!

It’s the Memorial Day long weekend—the unofficial start of summer—and for many travel-wise Americans that means one thing: Road trip! The tradition of taking a road trip dates back about 3,000 years. The first road trip likely occurred in ancient Egypt around 1200 B.C., when Ramses II hit the road in his chariot. Similar ventures—using