ATHENS, Ga. – The greater Athens area – and Northeast Georgia – is home to plenty of state parks and other scenic getaways. For starters, walk along the nature trails on the 313-acre State Botanical Garden of Georgia, located along the Oconee River south of Athens. For information, call (706) 542-6138. In Winder, head to Fort Yargo State Park and enjoy the serenity of this 1,814-acre wonderland and also take in a little bit of
The Ohio Tourism Division has introduced myOhio, a new interactive feature on DiscoverOhio.com, Ohio’s official tourism Web site. Capitalizing on the popularity of social media networking and consumer-generated content, tourism officials say myOhio allows travelers to share their Ohio travel photos and videos at consumer.DiscoverOhio.com/MyOhio. “MyOhio provides a fun, interactive forum for travelers to share their Ohio getaway experiences with friends, family and others who may be considering Ohio as a travel destination,” State Tourism
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood this week unveiled sample legislation to be used as a starting point for states crafting new laws to prohibit texting while behind-the-wheel, the latest step in the campaign against distracted driving. The sample state law, prepared by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a cross-section of safety and industry organizations, would authorize law enforcement officers to stop a vehicle and issue a citation to drivers who are texting
American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will soon begin First Class service on all of its CRJ-700 jets. With the introduction of nine First Class seats, Eagle will offer customers a premium product with the same level of outstanding service customers experience on American Airlines, a founding member of the so-called oneworld Alliance. Customers may now purchase a First Class seat on any CRJ-700 flight for travel starting July 2. American Eagle
Results of a new survey show that a growing number of state transportation departments (DOTs) are communicating critical news and information with travelers using Twitter, Facebook and other social media. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) survey of 32 state DOTs finds that 26 states (or 81 percent) are now using Twitter to communicate with travelers when major traffic incidents or severe weather such as snow storms, hurricanes and tornadoes force
DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — As William Williamson was looking for suitable land he would claim during the Sixth Georgia Land Lottery, he stumbled upon a waterfall. Of the experience, he called the falls “perhaps the greatest in the World the most majestic Scene that I have ever witnessed or heard of,” according to ngeorgia.com. Amicalola Falls — derived from the Cherokee word for “tumbling waters” — is of the “Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia,” as identified
It’s never been harder to pack for a flight. Airlines’ three-ounce rule, which forbids any liquid or gel in a bottle over three ounces in size, means repackaging personal products or buying sample-sized items for your carry-on bag. At the same time, most airlines now charge for checked bags and enforce rigid restrictions on height and weight.
The accident rate for Western-built jet aircraft in 2009 was the second lowest in aviation history, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The 2009 global accident rate, which is measured in hull losses per million flights of Western-built jet aircraft, was 0.71. That is equal to one accident for every 1.4 million flights. According to the IATA, this is a significant improvement of the 0.81 rate recorded in 2008 or one accident for