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Coffee and Conversation #147 – Get “outta Dodge” with AirBnB

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #147! Are you hoping to “get outta Dodge” this summer? I may be able to help! OK, so last week I told you I was headed to my happy place…and what a happy place it was 🙂 My daughter and son-in-law are AirBnB hosts, and when I […]

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5 Fabulous (Southern) Fall Flower Festivals

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Good morning!  I know the cooler temps bring “all things fall” to mind…but, thankfully in the South, that also includes colorful blossoms!  Yup, even though flowers are more usually-associated with the Spring, there are quite a few cities within a day’s drive for many of you where you can enjoy a colorful weekend getaway.  So get […]

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South Georgia Day Trippin’ – Trail 37

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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At times our family business finds us in some crazy places, and I never know what I’m gonna “stumble upon”!  I just love it! So…recently while I was out and about with my darlin’ daughter, we stumbled upon a great discovery – Georgia Grown Trail 37…

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Great Escapes! St. Augustine, Florida

Wendy Bellacomo

Wendy Bellacomo

Wendy has more than 25 years of experience in the Georgia tourism industry. Currently she is a freelance writer and provides marketing and administrative service for a variety of businesses, attractions and non-profits. Wendy and her husband Joe have homeschooled their 2 children Andrew, age 16, and Rosie, age 12, for many years.A lover of history, classic Hollywood movies, and social media, she still prefers a book to an e-reader any day. Her morning cup of coffee is a big glass of sweet tea with extra, extra ice!
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Our family’s favorite travel spots are historic sites and beaches, so it is no wonder that we are such fans of St. Augustine, Florida. In the area first explored by Juan Ponce de Leon 500 years ago, the city of St. Augustine was founded in 1565 by Spanish admiral Pedro Menendez de Aviles, and subsequently […]

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Great Escapes! Amelia Island, Florida

Wendy Bellacomo

Wendy Bellacomo

Wendy has more than 25 years of experience in the Georgia tourism industry. Currently she is a freelance writer and provides marketing and administrative service for a variety of businesses, attractions and non-profits. Wendy and her husband Joe have homeschooled their 2 children Andrew, age 16, and Rosie, age 12, for many years.A lover of history, classic Hollywood movies, and social media, she still prefers a book to an e-reader any day. Her morning cup of coffee is a big glass of sweet tea with extra, extra ice!
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Just across the St.Mary’s River from Georgia lies beautiful and historic Amelia Island, named for the daughter of King George II of England. (The state of Georgia was named for her dad, by the way!) Amelia is known as the Island of Eight Flags because of the numerous times it has changed hands in the […]

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Great Escapes! Florida’s Emerald Coast

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Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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Ah, spring is in the air…and with that (for me, at least!) comes thoughts of summer!  And what says “summer” more than a trip (or 2) to the beach? We recently ran a post on Great Escapes on the Georgia Coast, but for you readers in the “wider reaches” of our region (or if you’re just […]

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SAM Shortline: Riding the Rails in Southwest Georgia

Wendy Bellacomo

Wendy Bellacomo

Wendy has more than 25 years of experience in the Georgia tourism industry. Currently she is a freelance writer and provides marketing and administrative service for a variety of businesses, attractions and non-profits. Wendy and her husband Joe have homeschooled their 2 children Andrew, age 16, and Rosie, age 12, for many years.A lover of history, classic Hollywood movies, and social media, she still prefers a book to an e-reader any day. Her morning cup of coffee is a big glass of sweet tea with extra, extra ice!
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There was a time not so very long ago that travel by train was a common occurrence. You probably have parents or grandparents that can tell a story or two about their experiences aboard one. Even though this slower form of transportation has mostly been replaced today, our fascination with trains continues. Thomas the Tank […]

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Azaleas

Callaway – the Cure for Spring Fever

Wendy Bellacomo

Wendy Bellacomo

Wendy has more than 25 years of experience in the Georgia tourism industry. Currently she is a freelance writer and provides marketing and administrative service for a variety of businesses, attractions and non-profits. Wendy and her husband Joe have homeschooled their 2 children Andrew, age 16, and Rosie, age 12, for many years.A lover of history, classic Hollywood movies, and social media, she still prefers a book to an e-reader any day. Her morning cup of coffee is a big glass of sweet tea with extra, extra ice!
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Ahhhh…..spring! Every year Mother Nature puts on a spectacular show here in the South as azaleas burst into bloom and daffodils dance against a backdrop of dogwoods and other blossoming trees. Meanwhile, the first tender shoots of flowers that we will enjoy later in the season break through the damp earth reaching for the warmth of the spring sunshine. […]

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Great Escapes! The Georgia Coast

Wendy Bellacomo

Wendy Bellacomo

Wendy has more than 25 years of experience in the Georgia tourism industry. Currently she is a freelance writer and provides marketing and administrative service for a variety of businesses, attractions and non-profits. Wendy and her husband Joe have homeschooled their 2 children Andrew, age 16, and Rosie, age 12, for many years.A lover of history, classic Hollywood movies, and social media, she still prefers a book to an e-reader any day. Her morning cup of coffee is a big glass of sweet tea with extra, extra ice!
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Although the two states are neighbors, a trip to the Georgia coast is a totally different experience than a Florida vacation. While tourism has been Florida’s bread and butter for years, much of the Georgia shoreline is comparatively undeveloped. Thanks to a history of land ownership and farsighted conservation laws like the Marsh Protection Act, […]

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Let It Snow!

Wendy Bellacomo

Wendy Bellacomo

Wendy has more than 25 years of experience in the Georgia tourism industry. Currently she is a freelance writer and provides marketing and administrative service for a variety of businesses, attractions and non-profits. Wendy and her husband Joe have homeschooled their 2 children Andrew, age 16, and Rosie, age 12, for many years.A lover of history, classic Hollywood movies, and social media, she still prefers a book to an e-reader any day. Her morning cup of coffee is a big glass of sweet tea with extra, extra ice!
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As most of the country recovers from an arctic blast that brought record-breaking low temperatures, you may have had enough cold weather to last you for a while. In southwest Georgia, where my family lives, we had weather that dipped into the teens (pretty frigid for us!), but we never got any of that powdery […]

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