Tennessee moonshiners once scurried the hills, the thickets and streams to hide copper pot stills and moonshine jugs from the Revenue agents and sheriffs. Skirmishes between the law and illegal Tennessee whiskey makers regularly occurred after the Civil War, when the government increased tax collection efforts, but became an everyday event during Prohibition. [Go there...]
While colors in the northern, higher elevations of South Carolina are still emerging, trees are exploding with color at the upper elevations in western North Carolina. [Go there...]
"WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT"
Big Rig Resorts.com owner and publisher, Bob Macdonald is proud to announce his support of the “Wounded Warrior Project”. Bob quotes, “As a veteran of the Service, I have a lot of compassion for these Warriors. I was never injured while in the service but I do know the frightening experience of returning to civilian life. I can’t imagine returning to civilian life and returning to all of the life-altering events awaiting me as a “Wounded Warrior”.
Fortunately many of our injured warriors, their families, and their caregivers do not have to face this journey alone. They have you and Wounded Warrior Project. Bob says however, “They still need our help and will continue to count on us as they recover and readjust to civilian life”. That is why this is an all-important mission.
On this Veterans Day (or any day) and on behalf of those who have made such great sacrifices for our freedom, Bob and Big Rig Resorts.com wish you would consider a donation or a continuing monthly donation to our Wounded Warriors. In order to make your donation as easy as possible, Bob has posted a click thru on his web site. Just click on the “Wounded Warriors Project” logo on the left hand side of the Big Rig Resorts.com Home Page. You will then be well on your way to your own “Life Altering Event”. Go there…
Thanking you for your support in advance:
So as you enter the Fast Gourmet convenience store and waltz past the 99-cent Cheez Doodles, the row of Kit Kats and bottles of antifreeze, [Go there...]
It's the most colorful time of the year! Here in the northeast, we're surrounded by beautiful shades of orange, red, and yellow as leaf-peeping season kicks into full swing -- but you don't have to be in just one region to appreciate all the fall foliage. We've got some great seasonal spots around the country -- and one in Canada -- where you can see the leaves in all their colorful splendor, whether by car, train, boat, or by going for a nice, long walk in the crisp fall air. If all else fails, you can always choose to live vicariously through Budget Travel's Fall Into Foliage board on Pinterest. [Read More]
Of all the prized possessions in my kitchen, one of my favorites was also probably the cheapest. I am talking, of course, about my trusted cast iron skillet and the layer of seasoning upon it. In this case, "seasoning" doesn't mean adding salt and pepper to taste, seasoning cast iron refers to the process of cooking oil into the surface of pan, giving it natural non-stick properties. [Read More]
Want to see America at its most fascinating? Would you mind if it were slightly eery at the same time? You’ve probably never thought about a road trip like this before. Diners? Check. Motels? Check. Toll booths and gas stations? Double check. But oh, there's so much more (or is it less?) to this automobile adventure. [Read & See More]
The National Scenic Byways Program is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, in collaboration with other public and private agencies. Since 1992 the National Scenic Byways Program has funded more than three thousand projects for state and nationally designated byway routes in all 50 states. [Read More]
Not only are waterfalls gorgeous, but visiting one could be good for you, says Bryan Swan, co-founder of WorldWaterfallDatabase.com. "Research suggests that the flowing water stimulates brain activity," he says. Plus, they provide a great destination for a hike or outing: "You get a sense of awe and the primal power of nature when you visit." He shares some favorite North American cascades (some of which maybe in areas temporarily closed because of the government shutdown) with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY. [Read More]