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Are We There Yet? Splash in the Boro, Statesboro

By Mary Ashton Mills       The dog days of summer in Georgia require creative ways to stay cool. When your kids grow bored with all of the local splash pads such as the backyard slip and slide, the lake, the pool and the river, opt for a day trip to one of Statesboro’s largest attractions, Splash In The Boro Water Park. For this easy day excursion, make plans to leave Augusta early in the morning to arrive at the park by the time it opens at 10:00 am.  As always with large attractions, the early bird gets the...

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Are We There Yet? Historic Banning Mills

By Mary Ashton Mills   What if you could take your teenager out of their daily environment to a place to reconnect and explore the world’s longest and largest zip line canopy tour? What if it was less than four hours from home? Would you be ready to take the plunge? Thrill-seeking adventures like this may as well be a teenager’s love language. For parents of teens, Historic Banning Mills should be added to the top of the “must see” list. In addition to offering six levels of zip lines, this attraction also has the world’s tallest freestanding artificial...

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Are We There Yet? STONE MOUNTAIN, GA

By Mary Ashton Mills   No holiday season is complete without a little snow, festive lights, hot cocoa and caroling. Add spectacular fireworks and more than 2 million lights and you’ve got all the makings for a memorable trip! Load your family and friends up and see for yourself what makes Stone Mountain Georgia’s most popular attraction. Stone Mountain Christmas and Snow Mountain are two annual events that take place at Stone Mountain each winter, providing fun for the family. Children love trains and it isn’t everyday that they get the chance to experience the feeling of hopping aboard...

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Keep Kids Safe in the Kitchen at Thanksgiving and Every Day

By DR. NATALIE LANE, MEDICAL DIRECTOR FOR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF GEORGIA AND SAFE KIDS GREATER AUGUSTA   Each year, there are nearly 103,000 emergency room visits to treat burns in children. Contact with a hot surface or flame causes the greatest number of injuries.  The traditional Thanksgiving feast calls for a lot of preparation and cooking. But, when family, friends, and especially children gather in the kitchen, it’s very easy to get distracted and forget about what’s on the stove and who’s in the room. Experts at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia offer these safety tips...

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Are We There Yet? GREENVILLE, SC

By Mary Ashton Mills   Yeah, THAT Greenville.” Not sure of the meaning behind Greenville’s catchy new ad campaign that has successfully blanketed the Southeast? It’s time to make a trip to find out! The city of Greenville has invested in attractive streetscapes, sidewalks, parks and bridges making this a perfect place to safely explore by foot or bicycle. Main Street can serve as your walking-tour headquarters. Falls Park on the Reedy is a must-see natural wonderland with waterfalls, a curved suspension bridge and pockets of gardens and natural beauty. Restaurants, craft brew pubs and shopping are all very...

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