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Traveling with Children

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Customs & Duties

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The Attractions

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Northwestern North Carolina

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Adventure Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains

Blair Howard

Mention the Great Smoky Mountains to most people and they immediately think of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. And so they should, for each year more than nine million people make it the most visited national park in the United States. But the park is not the be all and end all of the Smokies. In fact, its just a small part of the whole. 

The Smokies, for the purposes of this book, encompass an area that runs from the Virginia state line, straddling the Tennessee/North Carolina border, all the way down into northern Georgia. Along the way they embrace the great Nantahala, Pisgah, Cherokee and Chattahoochee national forests four vast outdoor tracts of wilderness. 

Although civilization came here in colonial times, the area is, for the most part, still a very primitive domain that hasnt kept pace with the outside world. Great pockets of unspoiled wilderness exist within the Smokies; some areas still dont have electricity, and there are places where the locals are downright suspicious of strangers. Many people here live out their lives much as their ancestors did almost 100 years ago. 

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Eleuthera & Harbour Island

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Eleuthera is the kind of place that sneaks into your thoughts when you're stuck in the office fantasizing about an island getaway.

* DID YOU KNOW?

In Greek, Eleuthera means "Freedom." It's a favorite retreat for those seeking a few days of freedom from hectic schedules.

Eleuthera is popular with anglers and scuba divers.

To the first English settlers, Eleutera meant religious freedom. The Eleutheran Adventurers came to this land because it resembled English farmland. Located 60 miles east of Nassau, Eleuthera is hilly and fertile, and it is the most developed of any of the Bahamian Out Islands.

Ask a local resident about his island, however, and he'll call it Cigatoo, the local name for this 200-square-mile piece of land. Whatever you call it, you'll find plenty of fun, including numerous dive sites, snorkeling and bonefishing.

Just two miles off Eleuthera's northern coast liesHarbour Island , connected to its larger cousin by ferry service. This three-mile-long island is just half a mile wide, but it is the home of several attractions.

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