Alabama & NW Florida Gulf Coast
Are you looking for a great tent camping vacation destination in the eastern United States? If so, consider the Alabama & NW Florida Gulf Coast. This area has the some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and nine great campgrounds near the beach in addition to dozens of great restaurants, festivals and shops.
Our Top 10 RV Destinations
As we’ve previously mentioned, our first year out full-timing we’ll be traveling up to Iowa, and along the way, we’ll be checking off 3 of our Top 10 RV Destinations:
• Silver Dollar City/Branson, Missouri
• Amana Colonies/Field of Dreams, Iowa
• Bardstown/Bourbon Tour, Kentucky
The remaining 7 on our top 10 list are:
• The Grand Canyon, Arizona
• Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia
• Glacier National Park, Montana
• New Orleans, Louisiana
• West Coast – to Oregon
• East Coast – to Maine
Now, that’s not saying we won’t be traveling to other scenic places like Canyonlands National Park, or Yosemite National Park. Or how about a 9 month long trip along the famous Route 66? We even made a list of locations that fall under our Roads Less Traveled, which we’ll do a video on in the near future.
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America's Most Beautiful RV Park
At CampgroundViews.com we spend our days filming and editing film of campgrounds and RV parks from across the United States. With over 2,000 parks on film we boast the largest library of videos of parks in the world. We, like you, also travel in our RV to many of these great places and have the opportunity to experience and discover first hand what many of these parks offer.
If you were to ask the average camper what is prettier a public campground (forest service, national park, etc) or a private RV park 10 out 10 people would respond that the public campground will always be more beautiful. This is a bit unfair of a question due to the economics of running a park, the price of land available, and what the average guest demands of the location... all factors tend to favor an advantage to the public park. In this video we show you a private RV park that we stumbled across in Upstate New York, Sodus Point specifically, and show you why we believe it has 12 of the most beautiful RV sites in all of America and therefore easily qualifies as one of the most beautiful RV parks in the US.
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Hello I am Mark Koep with CampgroundViews.com. We are here at what we believe to be the most beautiful RV park in all of North America. South Shore RV Park in Sodus Point New York sites on the shores of Lake Ontario. There are about 12 RV sites that back up to this view overlooking the lake. So we challenge you with your videos, Instagram and Twitter,
to show us a private RV park prettier than this.
Now before you ask, No we were not paid for this video, we did this on our own because we truly do believe that this park represents the best of private RV parks in North America. Stunning views from these backin and pullin RV sites of Lake Ontario. These million dollar views can be had for just over $40 per night and the folks that come here... know about it and often spend their entire days sitting out enjoying the view.
As an RVer destination Sodus Point is probably not even on your radar... it wasn't on ours we stumbled upon it and fell in love with the area. There is abundant farming around the region and local farm stands selling fresh fruit always available and fun little playgrounds and play areas throughout the area and surrounding communities.
In the town there is 2 lighthouses, a historic one and a working one, along with docks, beaches, play areas, grass areas, and a fun little downtown. We challenge you to find a RV park prettier than we did here in Sodus Point.
This is Mark Koep at CampgroundVIews.com showing you what we believe to be the most beautiful RV park in North America.
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Driving Downtown - Asheville - North Carolina USA
Driving Downtown - Asheville North Carolina USA - Season 1 Episode 4.
Highlights include Patton Ave - College St - Church St - Biltmore Ave - Broadway - Lexington Ave - Haywood St - Page Ave - Battery Park Ave - Wall St.
Asheville is a city in and the county seat of Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. It is the largest city in Western North Carolina, and the 11th largest city in North Carolina. The city's population was 83,393 according to the 2010 United States census. It is the principal city in the four-county Asheville metropolitan area, with a population of 424,858 in 2010. Asheville is home to the United States National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), the world's largest active archive of weather data.
Asheville pops up on national rankings for a variety of things: a New Age Mecca (CBS News' Eye On America, 1996), the New Freak Capital of the U.S. (Rolling Stone, 2000), one of The 50 Most Alive Places To Be (Modern Maturity, 2000), the Happiest City for Women (Self, 2002), one of the Best Places to Reinvent Your Life (AARP Magazine, 2003), one of the Best Outside Towns (Outside Magazine, 2006), one of the Top Seven Places to Live in the U.S. (Frommer's, 2007), one of the 10 Most Beautiful Places in America (Good Morning America, 2011), one of the 25 Best Places for Business and Careers (Forbes, 2012), and one of 20 Great Cities For Writers (Flavorwire, 2013). Asheville has been listed as one of the Top 25 Small Cities for Art in AmericanStyle magazine's annual list from 2000 to 2012 and has reigned the champion Beer City USA each year from 2009 to 2012. Dozens of micro breweries dot the downtown and major producers, including New Belgium Brewing Company (opening 2015) are in the process of building in or near the city.
In his 2008 book, The Geography of Bliss, author Eric Weiner cited Asheville as one of the happiest places in the United States.
Recent national accolades: The 9 Most Romantic Cities in the South. The Huffington Post, March 2015 America's Best Beer Cities Conde Nast Traveler, January 2015 Best city in America for locavores The Daily Meal, 2014 The hippie capital of the South Huffington Post, 2014 #1 most popular city for retirement out of 900+ U.S. cities TopRetirements.com, 2014 #1 town to live and work in as a movie maker MovieMaker magazine, 2014 One of 6 top Alternative Travel Destinations for 2014 Men's Journal and Business Insider, 2014 One of 20 cities you should visit in your 20s Huffington Post, 2014 #1 of 12 Dreamy Towns for Vegan Living VegNews, 2013 One of 10 Tastiest Towns in the South Southern Living, 2013 Hippest City in the South Fodor's The Carolinas & Georgia, 2013 One of America's Best River Towns Outside, 2012 #1 Beer City USA Imbibe Magazine online poll, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Most Romantic Place in USA and Canada About.com Readers Choice Poll, 2012 Top 10 Great Sunny Places to Retire AARP Magazine, 2012 10 Fantastically Yoga-Friendly Destinations Yoga Journal, 2011
Asheville and the surrounding mountains are also popular in the autumn when fall foliage peaks in October. The scenic Blue Ridge Parkway runs through the area and near the Biltmore Estate.
Points of interest
BB&T Building, tallest structure in Asheville
Biltmore Park Town Square
Blue Ridge Parkway
Botanical Gardens at Asheville
Grove Park Inn
Jackson Building, first skyscraper in western North Carolina
National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
North Carolina Arboretum
Thomas Wolfe House
Places of worship
Film and television
Kentucky & Tennessee Road Trip
Road trip to Kentucky and Tennessee, conducting genealogical research and sightseeing.
Travel to the Northeast with an RV
After becoming stranded in North Carolina in the path of Hurricane Florence I was finally able to get on the road. Then we visited unlikely RV destinations such as Philadelphia, New York, and Boston. Also a very short stay in the state on Maine.
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The Most Haunted Places in the American South
Every region of the United States has its share of ghost stories and urban legends, but each of them pales in comparison to the most haunted places of the American South.
1. Myrtles Plantation
Several spectres walk the grounds of Myrtles Plantation, perhaps attached to the grounds as a result of its time as a slave plantation in the 1790s. The most famous ghostly inhabitant is Chloe who was first photographed in 1992.
2. The Grove Park Inn
In the mid-1950s, staff began to complain of stomach aches while working in the vicinity of room 545. Visitors started reporting seeing the ghostly visage of a woman dressed in pink. That's when the owners discovered that In the early twenties, a woman had fallen from a balcony to her accidental death.
3. Sloss Furnaces
Sloss Furnaces was run by a man known as “Slag” who reportedly forced his workers to constantly risk their lives. More than 47 people died, until in 1906, Slag slipped and fell into a vat of molten iron. Perhaps as a grim punishment he now haunts the Furnaces, forever.
4. 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa
Norman Baker scammed dozens of patients with the claim that he had a miracle cure for cancer. Baker made thousands of dollars whilst torturing cancer patients. Today, the hotel is said to be the residence of several of Baker’s tragic patients.
5. Chapel Hill
Legend has it that one night, a brake man was thrown from the top of a train and decapitated on the tracks. On some nights, onlookers can see the brake man’s lantern light wandering up and down the tracks as he searches for his missing head.
6. Sturdivant Hall
Banker John Parkman was arrested for embezzlement. The banker vowed he would never truly leave Sturdivant Hall until his name was cleared. But following a disastrous escape attempt, Parkman was gunned down and today, his spirit has been seen wandering the halls.
7. Ryman Auditorium
In the annals of country music history, few places hold as much power as Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Reportedly, the building’s original owner, Thomas Ryman, is thought to haunt the theater. Country legend Hank Williams, Sr. has also been known to make appearances on the stage, as well.
8. The Driskill Hotel
Home to at least two spirits, young Samantha Houston, who fell down the grand staircase and the owner of the hotel, Colonel Jesse Driskill, who lost everything in a game of poker. When he died penniless on the streets, his spirit remained to haunt the building.
9. Kennesaw House
Its time as a temporary hospital and morgue during the Civil War has left behind several restless spirits. The Kennesaw House has maintained a reputation for spooky occurrences for the last several decades.
10. Marshall House
Marshall House served as a point of respite for victims of two yellow fever epidemics as well as a hospital for Union soldiers. When the historic location was recently refurbished, guests reported the spirits of children running through the halls.
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Haunted Cemetery in Eules Texas. Callaway Cemetery
This is an old cemetety located in Eules Texas. Rumor has it that if you go there at night you can hear a moan...We didn't hear any noises but we did capture a lot of what seems to be orbs...
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Places to see in ( Birmingham - USA )
Places to see in ( Birmingham - USA )
Birmingham is the largest city in the state of Alabama. With more than 1.2 million people in the metropolitan area, Birmingham is the cultural and economic heart of Alabama. In much of the world, Birmingham is best remembered as the site of racist violence, bombings, and nonviolent protest in the 1960s, when the city was still racially segregated by law. Visitors today are often surprised to find a pleasant green city of ridges and valleys, with many attractive views and friendly, hospitable people.
From its founding through the end of the 1960s, Birmingham was a primary industrial center of the southern United States. Its growth from 1881 through 1920 earned it nicknames such as The Magic City and The Pittsburgh of the South. Its major industries were iron and steel production. Major components of the railroad industry, rails and railroad cars, were manufactured in Birmingham. Since the 1860s, the two primary hubs of railroading in the Deep South have been Birmingham and Atlanta. The economy diversified in the latter half of the 20th century. Banking, telecommunications, transportation, electrical power transmission, medical care, college education, and insurance have become major economic activities. Birmingham ranks as one of the largest banking centers in the U.S. Also, it is among the most important business centers in the Southeast.
In higher education, Birmingham has been the location of the University of Alabama School of Medicine (formerly the Medical College of Alabama) and the University of Alabama School of Dentistry since 1947. In 1969 it gained the University of Alabama at Birmingham, one of three main campuses of the University of Alabama System. It is home to three private institutions: Samford University, Birmingham-Southern College, and Miles College. The Birmingham area has major colleges of medicine, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, pharmacy, law, engineering, and nursing. The city has three of the state's five law schools: Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham School of Law, and Miles Law School. Birmingham is also the headquarters of the Southwestern Athletic Conference and the Southeastern Conference, one of the major U.S. collegiate athletic conferences.
Birmingham occupies Jones Valley, flanked by long parallel mountain ridges (tailing ends of the Appalachian Mountains) running from northeast to southwest. The valley is drained by small creeks (Village Creek, Valley Creek) which flow into the Black Warrior River. The valley was bisected by the principal railroad corridor, along which most of the early manufacturing operations began. Suburbs in the Birmingham–Hoover metropolitan area :
A lot to see in Birmingham Alabama such as :
Oak Mountain State Park
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Red Mountain Park
Moss Rock Preserve
Alabama Splash Adventure
Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
McWane Science Center
Vulcan Park and Museum
Birmingham Museum of Art
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Kelly Ingram Park
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
Treetop Family Adventure
Birmingham Civil Rights Historic District
Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument
George Ward Park
Birmingham Audubon Society
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
Cahaba River Society
Railroad Park Foundation
East Lake Park
Trussville Parks & Recreation
Cahaba River Walk
Arlington Antebellum Home & Gardens
Ross Bridge Parkway
Homewood Central Park
Homewood Parks & Recreation
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Georgetown Lake Park
Liberty Park Lane
Hoover Inverness Nature Park & Trails
( Birmingham - USA ) is well know as a tourist destination because of the variety of places you can enjoy while you are visiting Birmingham . Through a series of videos we will try to show you recommended places to visit in Birmingham - USA
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