Great Blogs From Around the Country. Things to Do/Places to Visit

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photo of sunsetI had other plans for today's blog, until I started reading the blogs in the Things to Do/Places to Visit Group, on Active Rain. I have to admit, I'm not always on top of things in the group, so thank you, everyone who continues to post great information about things to do in your areas, or places you recommend we visit (or move to). We now have over 1,000 posts in the group and I think in all this time (actually only 8 months), I've only had to remove one post that didn't follow the guidelines of the group.

As I perused the posts today, I was impressed by the variety and quality of the blog posts I found. So I thought I'd put together a compilation, and share them with other readers who may not know about the group, or just don't know about all these fabulous bloggers. So in totally random order, here are some great recommendations on things you can find to do, in places you might like to visit or even move to, all about the country.

There are plenty more fantastic posts in the Things to Do/Places to Visit Group. If you frequently blog for Localism about the merits of your home town, we'd love to have you join our group. And if you're interested in being a moderator for the group, I wouldn't mind having some help =).  Also, if you're already a member of the group, be sure to comment on each other's posts, so everyone can be sure to have comments on their posts.

If you do not post these types of posts, please read my own post about my difficulty in finding things for my daughter to do in a new town, as she enters her first year of college.

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Shane OnullGorman
Eau Claire Realty, Inc. - Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell

I love seeing what everyone else is doing around the world. Its just great we can see so much so quick with this place!

Aug 30, 2008 03:58 PM #9
Yvette Smith
LONG & FOSTER - Williamsburg, VA
Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale


What a great idea and way to hilight other people's posts!

Aug 30, 2008 04:06 PM #10
Jacques Mountain
Dream Home Inspections/203K Consultant - Fayetteville, GA
Inspector/203K Consultant

Keep up the Great Work!

Aug 30, 2008 04:13 PM #11
Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

Hi Lisa, I'm guilty of not visiting the group!  I post to it but haven't been there to see what is happening.  I will improve on that effort.  Thank you for all of your work!

Aug 30, 2008 05:48 PM #12
Courtney Cooper
Cooper | Cartwright - Seattle, WA

This is a great list - thank you for sharing!  I will check some of these out!

Aug 30, 2008 06:36 PM #13
Judy Peterson
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox&Roach Realtors - Tredyffrin, PA
"Superb Service, Superb Results"

Thanks Lisa for highlighting this group. My posts about fun things to do have been very popular. Have a great holiday!

Aug 30, 2008 10:36 PM #14
Barbara Carter
C21 Alliance Realty Group - New Paltz, NY
Serving Your Real Estate Needs in the Hudson Valle

Hi Lisa-

Thank you for the mention. I am new to this group- there are many great posts. I agree it is a great resource for when we travel....... or have clients traveling. Very useful!

Aug 30, 2008 11:21 PM #15
Diane Bell, Hilton Head Real Estate, Bluffton
Charter 1 Real Estate, Hilton Head, Bluffton, SC - Hilton Head Island, SC

Thank you for posting these blogs---there is so much that I miss here. I'm always appreciative when someone organizes and puts it all in 1 blog.

Aug 31, 2008 12:06 AM #16
Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty


This is a great group for people who love to travel and/or are looking for a place to retire, etc.  I highly recommend this group even if just looking for vacation travel plans. Great post once again, worthy of feature.

Aug 31, 2008 01:43 AM #17
Thesa Chambers
Fred Real Estate Group - Bend, OR
Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon

nice list of fun things to do... hope you are doing well - you are the expert good for you - congrats on the star

Aug 31, 2008 08:12 AM #19
Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

This is a new group to me.  Looks like a whole lot of great content!  I'm going to have to check it out :)

Aug 31, 2008 09:06 AM #20
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Well, what a surprise. I just logged in and found my gold star =D.  I haven't had one in a while, and wasn't expecting one either. But it's nice to know when something's appreciated. Thanks everyone. I wish I could have mentioned more of the posts there. As Susie Blackmon commented, she is a VERY frequent poster to the group! And she writes great stuff, as well as takes gorgeous photos.

And umm... I kinda still need another moderator... hint, hint ;)

Aug 31, 2008 12:01 PM #21
Lisa Friedman
Alliance Realtors - Bedminster, NJ
Central New Jersey Real Estate

Lisa, thank you for your compilation, you really took a lot of time and did a nice job.  I will have to check out more of the posts when I have time.

Aug 31, 2008 12:34 PM #22
Cynthia Tilghman, RealtorĀ® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Hi Lisa,
I really enjoy this type of post--makes it very easy to navigate.

Aug 31, 2008 01:02 PM #23
Scott Mazza
Stewart Title of California - Ventura, CA

This is really neat to see what is going on out there. We get so caught up in our own world and have tunnel vision. Very cool post. Thank you.

Aug 31, 2008 02:21 PM #24
Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography - Bryant Payden
B. Payden Photography, LLC - Manassas, VA
Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography


Thank you so much for including me in your wonderful blog, I am glad others enjoy viewing my art as much as I enjoy creating it. I will keep posting as long as people are interested in seeing my work from my travels.

Sep 01, 2008 01:38 AM #25
June Lewis
Northwood Realty Services - New Castle, PA
Realtor Northwood Realty - New Castle,Pa Lawrence Co 7247304571

Mygosh Lisa,  What a wonderful job on this post.  I can't even imagine how long it took you to pull it together.

Very innovative. Thanks

Sep 02, 2008 03:04 PM #26
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Beautiful pictures and a great article. I don't get to this site often enough goes to show there are some wonderful places to visit.

Sep 07, 2008 01:56 PM #27
June Lewis
Northwood Realty Services - New Castle, PA
Realtor Northwood Realty - New Castle,Pa Lawrence Co 7247304571

Hi Lisa I just joined this group and I love this post especially when you encourage comments and I would add for the creator of the blog to respond to that comment.  I see more and more of that going on now , then I did 3 months ago.

It creates a bond and re pore.Your post is wonderful, the group is a terrific idea and I am excited to become a part of it.  the photos are incredible.


Sep 12, 2008 12:22 AM #28
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

June- I used to respond to every comment, but most people don't check back anyway. However, if Active Rain would make the comments work like they do on You Tube.... meaning the person who commented is notified when someone responds to one of their comments.... I would respond to every comment. I have a large channel on You Tube (1700 subscribers) and I respond to every comment because of the exact example you gave.  =)

Sep 12, 2008 01:02 PM #29
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