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Visit North Georgia’s Almost-Famous Folk Pottery Museum

Folk Pottery Museum ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Olde-time residents of the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Georgia gave America a wealth of heritage, especially in terms of folk art.  The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia preserves and polishes many of these hidden gems for us and for future generations. You might live a zillion miles away from it, but if you […]

Meet Maria, the Nicest Person on the Appalachian Trail

Maria McCabe -- the nicest lady in Salisbury ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Maria McCabe is probably the best friend the Appalachian Trail has in Salisbury, Connecticut.  She kindly opens her home at 4 Grove Street to thru-hikers looking for a shower and a good night’s rest. I would imagine spending a night at her house would be rather like spending an evening with a loving grandparent, in my humble opinion.  […]

Take a Hike to the Wineries in North Georgia

Yonah Mountain Winery in North Georgia ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Christina Ernst of VIP Southern Tours invited me to join a group of travel writers she was hosting for a tour of the excellent wineries in North Georgia.  These award-winning wineries are not very far from the Appalachian Trail. If you travel enough and write about your travels enough and publish your stories enough, someday you will become […]