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You won’t believe what the new DJI Phantom 4 can do, and what it can’t do
You won’t believe what the new DJI Phantom 4 can do, and what it can’t do

THE BRAND NEW DJI PHANTOM 4 was released earlier this week. The technically advanced drone has some exciting new features such as longer battery life, touch screen flying, 120fps recording at 1080, and a sport mode that can reach speeds up to 44mph. The design is similar to the Phantom 3 series but it looks and feels sleeker and more aerodynamic.

13 of the trippiest places in Tennessee
13 of the trippiest places in Tennessee

Voodoo VillageBuilt in the 1950s, the compound, which is endearingly called Saint Paul’s Spiritual Temple, is known for voodoo, witchcraft, disappearing buses, folk art depicting Freemasonry symbols, brightly colored houses enclosed in an iron fence, and dead animals swinging from trees — typical neighborhood stuff.

37 signs you’re a millennial in NYC
37 signs you’re a millennial in NYC

1. You never got to try a cronut. You were too poor and too hungover to wait in line.2. Your ass looks fantastic after walking up and down five flights of stairs to your apartment.3. You don’t actually “know” anyone who was born and raised in NYC. It just feels like after ten years, everyone is automatically a native New Yorker.

How to piss off someone from Rhode Island
How to piss off someone from Rhode Island

Show up with a posse of kooks to surf hurricane swell.Rhode Island surfers wait all year for hurricane swell, and when a good one finally shows up, so do lots of out-of-staters. What really pisses us off is when non-locals roll up in big groups and act like they own the waves, or worse, are such kooks they put the rest of the line-up in danger.

You’re not a true Alaskan until…
You’re not a true Alaskan until…

1. You trade in your umbrella for an all weather waterproof jacket.Great Alaskan outdoors dress code 101: No one uses umbrellas. Not for rain and most especially not for snow. What we do use instead is high-end outdoor gear with removable hoods. Specifically, the breathable kind with two way zippers, zip in/zip out liners and decent size pockets.

How to piss off a tour guide
How to piss off a tour guide

1. Give us driving advice.In an average season, a guide doing overland tours can drive 25,000 miles or more. That’s roughly the entire circumference of the Earth. So I really don’t need any tips on navigating rush-hour traffic, or advice on which way to turn the wheel when I’m backing the trailer. I got this.

Terrell House Bed and Breakfast, Burnsville
Terrell House Bed and Breakfast, Burnsville

Get away to the heart of the mountains and enjoy a gracious stay in an historic home in the Toe River Valley. Walk to the charming town square for shopping, dining or relaxing. 6 rooms, $110-$130, including a hearty full breakfast. 40 minutes to Asheville, so rates are lower.Terrell House Bed and Breakfast109 Robertson St.

Asheville Theatre, Plays, Shows & Performing Arts
Asheville Theatre, Plays, Shows & Performing Arts

Flat Rock PlayhouseNorth Carolina& 39;s State Theatre in Flat Rock presents the best of Broadway musicals, comedy and drama from May through December. Located 29 miles south of Asheville near Hendersonville.Brevard Music Center Summer Festival(2020 EVENT CANCELED) Choose from 80 public concerts, staged operas and musicals during a seven week period (mid June through early August) at their campus in Brevard, 32 miles from downtown.

18 things every Texan has to explain to out-of-towners
18 things every Texan has to explain to out-of-towners

1. Most Texans don’t drive decked out trucks to overcompensate for what’s in their Wranglers.Hate to break it to you, but pick-ups are actually practical here for moving, towing, off-roading and tailgating.2. Teased up locks allow for air flow to a sweaty scalp.Absurdly big hair did not go away with the 80s.

Here is what it’s really like to be a trailing spouse
Here is what it’s really like to be a trailing spouse

The last time I moved to a different country, I’d won a scholarship to study in Australia. I got rid of almost everything, left my old school papers in my mother’s storage closet, and boarded a Qantas flight with my hiking backpack and a rolling suitcase. I spent some time traveling in Thailand first, so I left both of those in a luggage locker in Hualamphong Railway Station for three weeks.

Saluda Arts Festival
Saluda Arts Festival

May 16, 2020Our of our favorite small towns, Saluda, puts on a spring arts festival and rivals many that you find in the big cities. They select 80+ fine artists and skilled craftspeople mostly from western North Carolina and South Carolina. Covered tents fill several blocks of Main Street, along with plenty of interesting local businesses and delicous restaurants.

Traveling in the face of death
Traveling in the face of death

My uncle died.I went to the beach.Normally, I’d have flown from my home in Washington, DC to Detroit for the funeral. However, my husband and I had already spent a significant chunk of cash to rent a house for the week on the Delaware shore to mark our anniversary, an advance payment which was not refundable.