That time I went to Jupiter and never wanted to leave

When most people think of Jupiter, some of the first things that will pop into their mind are the rich and famous, who like to buy mansions over on nearby Jupiter Island. Jupiter’s famous lighthouse is another thing that may pop into your mind, located over on the inlet, having led boats safely into the Loxahatchee River for the last 150 years. Nearby Jupiter resident Burt Reynolds may also pop into your mind, as Jupiter is home to a park bearing his name and was formerly home to a museum of his life. Or if you’re really not familiar with this area, you’ll probably just think of the planet.

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New Orleans beyond Bourbon street

New Orleans usually conjures images of drunken stupidity, debauchery, never ending parties and strip clubs and Bourbon Street. With its anything-goes attitude, New Orleans can attract visitors looking to lose themselves in the party.

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A spontaneous weekend trip to Chattanooga

Tucked between the mountains of Southeast Tennessee, Chattanooga is one of America’s most breathtaking cities. It was fall when I visited Chattanooga. The oppressive heat that summer brings to Atlanta has subsided, and I was easing into shorter days bookended by cool mornings and nights. It’s the perfect time to get out of the city and slow down. For me, that means a spontaneous weekend trip to Chattanooga.

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