Category Archives: USA – The South

The Masters- Practice Round

By Charlene S. Mixa

A First Time Patrons Perspective

Richard & Charlene at The Masters

Richard & Charlene at The Masters

Unbelievable! We’re going to the Masters! We have tickets to this coveted event! Last minute tickets became available on Friday for the Monday practice round. After some quick packing and locating a hotel room, Sunday we make the 9 hour drive from Oldsmar, FL to Augusta, GA. Continue reading

Tybee Island – Georgia’s Beach Retreat

By Charlene S. Mixa

A Place to Kick-back and Relax!

Miles of white sandy beach- Tybee Island

Miles of white sandy beach- Tybee Island

Seeking a laid-back vacation spot with miles of beautiful white sandy beaches? Tybee Island is the ideal spot to get away from it all. Voted “Best Beach” by Georgia Magazine and “Best Beach Retreat” by Creative Loafing, Tybee welcomes visitors. Whether it’s roaming historic forts, climbing a lighthouse, strolling the beach, fishing from the pier, biking, kayaking, or soaking up the sun, Tybee Island has it. Plus, it’s just a few miles from the thriving city of Savannah. Continue reading

Escape to Jekyll Island

By Charlene S. Mixa

The Jewel of Georgia’s Golden Isles

The Jekyll Island Club Hotel

The Jekyll Island Club Hotel

A little island off the coast of Georgia captured the attention of a group of wealthy families for a hunting retreat from the cold northern winters. With the purchase of the island, the group created the Jekyll Island Club in 1886 which became known as the “richest, the most exclusive, and most inaccessible club in the world”. Jekyll Island, the southern most of the Golden Isles, now welcomes visitors to this remarkable island retreat. Explore miles of barrier island beaches with miles of bike trails along marshlands, woodlands and coastlines. Learn the fascinating history of the infamous Jekyll Island Club. Tee it up! Discover the natural wonders of Jekyll Island that charmed the wealthy so many years ago. Continue reading

Stunning Sarasota!

By Charlene S. Mixa

“A shining sophisticated city on Sarasota Bay”

Scenic Sarasota Bay and skyline from LeBarge Tropical Cruises

Scenic Sarasota Bay and skyline from LeBarge Tropical Cruises

Tucked on the Gulf coast of Southwest Florida is the vibrant city of Sarasota, abundant with cultural amenities, an exciting downtown, rich history, and islands of pristine white sandy beaches. Traditionally known for its world-renowned beaches, Sarasota is so much more. A mecca for the arts, exquisite dining and leisure activities are all found in this elegant city on the shimmering waters of Sarasota Bay. Continue reading

West Virginia’s Striking Stonewall Resort

  By Charlene S. Mixa

A Spectacular Retreat & the Awesome Palmer Signature Course

The Stonewall Resort

The Stonewall Resort

Among lush rolling hills overlooking Stonewall Lake the Stonewall Resort is among West Virginia’s premier hotels. Named for General Stonewall Jackson, the resort is located in the area of the General’s boyhood home. Set in the 2000-acre Stonewall Resort State Park, the resort offers spacious guest rooms and excellent restaurants along with virtually endless leisure and recreation activities. It’s Arnold Palmer 18-hole championship golf course continues to receive national acclaim since opening in May 2002. Continue reading

Experience Capitivating Colonial Williamsburg

By Charlene S. Mixa

Travel to the 18th century at Virginia’s Thriving Capital City – Williamsburg

The Governors Palace

The Governors Palace

Colonial Williamsburg, the thriving capital of Virginia from 1699 to 1780 presents an exciting era. Virginia was a rich and powerful colony whose boundaries stretched to the mighty Mississippi River and north to the Great Lakes. Virginia’s capital, Williamsburg, the young city of the colonies was the political, cultural and educational center of the most influential American colony. Continue reading

Discover Gracious and Grand Gaylord Opryland

By Charlene S. Mixa

Enjoy All That Can Be Found Under One Roof!

The Cascades Waterfall in the Cascades Atrium

The Cascades Waterfall in the Cascades Atrium

Energy and excitement of Nashville’s Music City blend with the epitome of Southern Hospitality at Gaylord Opryland to create wonderful cherished memories. On the banks of the Cumberland River, this landmark hotel amazes visitors with its nine acres of indoor gardens, cascading waterfalls and even an indoor river. Continue reading

Taming the Wild Dunes Links Course

By Charlene S. Mixa

“Exciting and Challenging Award Winning Golf”

No. 4 a Par-3 on the Links Course

No. 4 a Par-3 on the Links Course

Glistening dunes, crashing waves, and marsh vistas all blend together to create a wonderful island retreat at Wild Dunes Resort. Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina, the Resort offers a year-round menu of golf, tennis, salon and boutique services. Continue reading

Kiawah Island Golf Resort: First in Southern Hospitality

By Charlene Mixa

Kiawah Offers: Oceanfront Luxury, World-class Golf, Distinctive Dining & Fabulous Beach

The Sanctuary welcomes us to a cozy luxury ocean retreat

The Sanctuary welcomes us to a cozy luxury ocean retreat

Luxurious, unrivaled, spectacular and world class all describe Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Located on a spectacularly beautiful island near historic Charleston, SC, Kiawah offers a unique combination of distinctive golf courses, luxurious resort amenities, varied island activities, and gracious southern hospitality. Continue reading

Stop and Explore Lively Lexington!

By:  Charlene & Richard Mixa

The “Horse Capital of the World” is a Must See!

High spirited horses - Kentucky Horse Park

High spirited horses – Kentucky Horse Park

Whoa! Hold on to your horses, Lexington, Kentucky reins as the “Horse Capital of the World!” Surrounded by the Bluegrass Country’s rolling meadows, thoroughbred race horses, and a thriving downtown, Lexington is an exciting “destination” city. Within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the population of the United States, it is Continue reading