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Firestarters

Central and South America, from Guatemala on down to Argentina, boast their fair share of popular volcanic hotspots with active erupting and active dormant giants capturing traveler’s imaginations and inspiring once-in-a-lifetime excursions to witness firsthand the raw power of Mother Nature. ...

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Thanksgiving Desserts

From cranberries, beets and pears, to mushrooms, leeks and sweet potatoes, some of the most recognizable autumnal ingredients also make for the most beloved holiday fare. We asked three accomplished local chefs for their favorite Thanksgiving desserts and, not surprisingly, got three creative twists on some classic southern staples....

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Holiday Recipes

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire may be the most famously melodic mention of classic winter treats but, as Jack Frost begins to nip at our collective noses, Cherokee residents don’t have to break into song to find tasty holiday-inspired dishes with a dash of nostalgia and just the right amount of cheer. ...

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Canoe Celebrates 20 Years

Nestled along the scenic banks of the Chattahoochee River in Vinings, Canoe restaurant is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The iconic institution, which consistently collects industry accolades and seems always to garner a sense of celebratory nostalgia in the minds of long-time patrons, has seen its share of triumph and heartbreak over the years, but always seems to come back stronger (and, though it hardly seems possible, tastier) than before....

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DIY Halloween Decor

Transform your house and yard into an otherworldly dreamscape that would make Walt Disney himself proud with these simple DIY Halloween decor ideas. Then, get ready to party on All Hallow’s Eve with my ghoulish take on some classic cocktails and a Halloween playlist chocked full of my Top 13 favorite Samhain-inspired songs of all time....

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Amazon Lodges

Mystical, unique and larger than life, there are few places in the world as captivating as the Amazon. Covering more than 2 million square miles in South America and spanning nine countries, the Amazon tropical rainforest is the largest and most biodiverse of its kind in the world. In fact, it’s estimated that at least 10 percent of the world’s species can be found here, but perhaps as many as 30 percent. And, that’s just the rainforest!...

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