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The Quintessential Georgia Peach

This port town in Georgia epitomizes Southern charm. Stroll along cobblestone streets lined with antebellum mansions, Civil War landmarks and bright azaleas in the downtown Historic District. Shop on the riverfront, search for haunted spirits on a ghost tour, or get a taste of the local culture in one of many art galleries.

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Playing Dress Up
Playing Dress Up

Playing Dress Up

After meeting a group of southern belles and being schooled in manner and etiquette, Host Bert Kreischer plays dress-up and pretends to be a real Southern gentleman! 960 1280

  

Southern Bells Versus Team Trip Flip

Southern Bells Versus Team Trip Flip

It's the Southern Bells versus team Trip Flip in a game of ATV mud pit soccer at The Big Nasty ATV Park in Bloomingdale, GA. 960 1280

  

Blob Jumping

Blob Jumping

Bethany is launched into the air while blob jumping on Tybee Island in Georgia. 960 1280

  

Bert Kreischer, Jamar Hill & Bethany Campbell

Bert Kreischer, Jamar Hill & Bethany Campbell

Bert charters a high-speed boat for Trip Flip adventurers Jamar Hill and Bethany Campbell to bring them back to Savannah, GA, after blob jumping on Tybee Island. 960 1280

  

Watching the Sun Set Over Savannah

Watching the Sun Set Over Savannah

Bethany and Jamar give each other a hug while watching the sun set over Savannah, GA. 960 1280

  

Wrangling a Gator

Wrangling a Gator

Bethany and Bert look on as Jamar and Jack, a reptile-catching expert, wrangle a live gator. 960 1280

  

Playing Dress Up

Playing Dress Up

Things get a little out of control when Bert decides to play dress-up, and Bethany and Jamar attempt to wrangle him. 960 1280

  

Ready, Aim, Fire!

Ready, Aim, Fire!

Ready, aim, fire! Bert, Jamar and Bethany fire rifles during their visit at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah, GA. 960 1280

  

Fire in the Hole

Fire in the Hole

Bert and Bethany cover their ears as the cannon at Old Fort Jackson is fired. The old fort was built to protect the waterways during the Civil War. 960 1280

  

VIP Room

VIP Room

Bert takes Jamar and Bethany into the VIP room at the last standing speakeasy in Savannah, where they experience a real burlesque show. 960 1280

  

Roebling Road Raceway

Roebling Road Raceway

Bert and our travelers hit the Roebling Road Raceway in Bloomingdale, GA. 960 1280

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Racing Attire

Racing Attire

Bert, Bethany and Jamar show off their racing attire after completing a few laps at Roebling Road Raceway. 960 1280

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The Maldives
The Maldives

The Maldives

The most romantic archipelago on earth? The Maldives, of course. Feel like you are in your own private paradise with a stay in one of the overwater bungalows strung along the crystal-clear turquoise sea. Bask on the private white-sand beaches, feeling like you and your S.O. are in a world of your own. 960 1280

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Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Nothing says romance more than watching the sunset from Florence’s Piazzale Michelangelo. After a day ogling frescos in the numerous museums in Florence and sipping Chianti in outdoor cafes, you’d have to be dead not to feel a little amorous here in one of the most romantic cities in the world. 960 1280

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Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai, Hawaii

Say aloha to romance on Kauai, Hawaii’s least-developed island. Kauai is a favorite for those that want to get away from the crowds and enjoy secluded, natural beaches. Get your heart pumping on a hike through the lush mountains or with a private dip in the waterfalls. 960 1280

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Carmel, California

Carmel, California

If you like rugged coastlines and isolated beaches, Carmel, CA, is calling your name. Hop in the car for a romantic road trip down the picturesque Pacific Coast Highway to this famed beach hideaway. A former artists' colony, Carmel is now a romantic refuge for those who desire a slow paced beach escape. 960 1280

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St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz, Switzerland

This Swiss resort town, famous for its “champagne climate,” is ideal for cosmopolitan couples seeking an alpine adventure. Picture a day skiing amongst snow-capped peaks, followed by an equally heart-pounding evening snuggled up on a horse-drawn carriage ride along the frozen lake. 960 1280

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Quebec City, Quebec

Quebec City, Quebec

Dreaming of a cozy winter getaway? If you and your partner aren’t afraid of a little cold then head to Quebec City, a charming French-Canadian city full of snow-covered streets, romantic restaurants and plenty of fireplaces to cuddle up by. 960 1280

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Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

Only have time for a long romantic weekend stateside? A popular weekend escape for couples, Savannah puts on the Southern charm with its Spanish moss-covered canopies, cozy B&Bs and tucked-away restaurants. 960 1280

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Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Watching the sun set over the brilliant blue Aegean Sea from your own private terrace in Santorini? Pure romance. The only thing that could top this postcard-worthy moment? Never having to leave. 960 1280

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Islamorada, Florida

Islamorada, Florida

Think you can’t get away from tourists in Florida? Nestled in upper Florida Keys, Islamorada is a world away from the rowdy crowds in Key West. Named “Purple Isle” by its Spanish explorers, this hidden gem is known for its seductive sunsets and luxury resorts. 960 1280

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Majorca, Spain

Majorca, Spain

Hollywood’s elite have been spotted canoodling on Majorca, the largest of Spain's Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. With its unspoiled golden sand beaches and intimate boutique hotels it is easy to see why this island inspires romance. 960 1280

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Koh Tao, Thailand

Koh Tao, Thailand

This tiny island in Thailand, known for its world-class scuba diving, beckons couples looking for a romantic tropical getaway. Relax on the quiet beaches or learn how to scuba dive as a couple. Then in the evening watch spectacular sunsets from lantern-lit restaurants that line the beach. 960 1280

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The Berkshires

The Berkshires

Historically a haven for writers and artists, this New England getaway nestled in picturesque rolling mountains is perfect for culture and nature lovers. Listen to classical music at Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, or take a tour of Edith Wharton’s Gilded Age mansion. 960 1280

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Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan

Could you think of a more romantic boat ride than along Kyoto’s cherry blossom-lined Okazaki Canal during spring? The cherry blossoms are very symbolic in Japan – the Japanese believe the short blooming cycle of the blossoms is a metaphor for life – an annual reminder that time is precious. So plan this romantic trip of a lifetime with your partner now. 960 1280

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Paris

Paris

We’d be remiss if we left Paris off this list. From sidewalk cafes perfect for getting cozy to some of the world’s most passionate art, Paris is synonymous with romance. Who hasn’t fallen in love here? 960 1280

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Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia, was recently named one of National Geographic's 10 "World Wonders" thanks to Thomas Jefferson's design. Beyond the campus' Rotunda and nearby Monticello, the rolling hills and Blue Ridge mountains serve as a beautiful backdrop for the surrounding wineries and orchards. For its size, Charlottesville is incredibly well-read (it supports 2 weekly papers), has a plethora of art galleries, is overflowing with restaurants and attracts big-name talent to its open-air pavilion on the Downtown Mall. 960 1280

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Savannah, GA

Savannah, GA

Centered around an art school (SCAD), there's no question that Savannah is an eclectic town with a never-ending supply of culture. But aside from its rich Southern history and gorgeous antebellum architecture, its home to the (too?) rich home cooking of Paula Deen at The Lady & Sons, an ever-rotating selection of craft brews at The Distillery and the decadent pralines at River Street Sweets. And if that's not enough, the beach at Tybee Island is only 30 minutes away. 960 1280

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Washington, DC

Washington, DC

Washington isn’t all politics. With 9 colleges and universities, the capital is also a serious college town, with a seriously diverse range of neighborhoods. U Street beckons with Ben’s Chili Bowl, and Georgetown is a great place for a pre-exam sugar high, courtesy of Georgetown Cupcake. A sports fix is also within easy reach, thanks to DC’s major sports arenas: Verizon Center, Nationals Park, RFK Stadium and FedEx Field. But nothing beats the National Mall, the 2.5-mile-long stretch of green where you can enjoy everything from a game of soccer to an outdoor “screen on the green” movie. 960 1280

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Boston, MA

Boston, MA

OK, so Boston isn’t exactly a “town” … but with an estimated 250,000 college students and some 80 colleges and universities, the city sometimes feels like one giant campus quad. Boston is a city with a lot of history and even more pride -– anyone who’s ever been to a Sox game can attest to that. Just be sure to avoid the city come September 1st … Boston’s notorious “moving day,” when a mass influx of students pick up the keys to their new apartments and head back to college. 960 1280

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Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

The Twin Cities is home to more than a half dozen colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota’s main campus. Go Golden Gophers! There’s always something to do when studying isn’t a priority. Head to the Metrodome to catch a Gophers, Vikings or Twins game. Visit the Weisman Art Museum, West Bank Arts Quarter, Guthrie Theater and the Walker Art Center. Sample tasty cuisine at the hip Loring Pasta Bar and Annie’s Parlor in Dinkytown. And explore the Mississippi River, Minnehaha Falls and Lake Calhoun to witness the area’s natural beauty. 960 1280

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Chapel Hill, NC

Chapel Hill, NC

Known as “The Southern Part of Heaven” and home to the University of North Carolina Tarheels, Chapel Hill’s main strip -- Franklin Street – is the place for tailgating after parties, first-date dinners at Top of the Hill, boutique shops and Sunday strolls. As the University continues to grow and expand, so does the surrounding area: adding new shops, delis and inns to the already popular downtown Chapel Hill. 960 1280

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Morgantown, WV

Morgantown, WV

Nestled in the beautiful mountains of north-central West Virginia and along the banks of the Monongahela River, Morgantown is home to the West Virginia University (WVU) Mountaineers. Students and visitors enjoy outdoor adventure all year long with nearby rafting, hiking and skiing. Recently named “Best Party School in the United States” by the Princeton Review, WVU is infamous for its off-campus parties and post-game celebrations centered on Sunnyside’s Grant Avenue. A Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system connects the University’s 3 campuses and makes game-day tailgating at Mountaineer Field both easy and safe. 960 1280

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Boulder, CO

Boulder, CO

Where else can students wake up, go for a quick hike, stop by campus for a class, and hit the slopes by the afternoon? Even if outdoor activities aren’t your thing, there’s something for you: Go for a stroll down Pearl Street, a pedestrian mall lined with shops, world-class restaurants and fire-juggling street performers … all set against the stunning backdrop of the Colorado rockies. 960 1280

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Athens, GA

Athens, GA

You may think of the University of Georgia as a typical southern school -- and in many ways it is -- but Athens, GA, isn't a typical college town. The historic downtown has fostered artists, hipsters and musicians such as R.E.M. and the B-52s. And if you look beyond the frat houses in the neighborhood of Five Points, you'll find old Georgia mansions and upscale restaurants. 960 1280

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Berkeley, CA

Berkeley, CA

You gotta take in the view of the Bay Area from atop the 307-foot-tall Sather Tower, in the heart of Berkeley’s campus. Once you descend, your next mandatory stop is Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley’s lively commercial strip with local attractions like the historic Fox Oakland Theatre. Want to see an outdoor show? Head to the 8,500-seat Greek Theatre, and to keep the outdoor fun going -- pony and carousel rides, anyone? -- Tilden Regional Park is the place. Like any A-list college town, Berkeley’s big on sports, with nearly a dozen sports facilities that cater to track and field, soccer, field hockey, water polo and more. 960 1280

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Madison, WI

Madison, WI

Madison is Wisconsin’s capital city and it’s also the largest city in the Dairy State. According to Forbes magazine, Madison ranks 2nd in education and in 2003, it had the highest number of PH.D.s per capita among all US cities. The city is home to few colleges and 1 university, the University of Wisconsin-Madison. And aside from hitting the books, students and locals can enjoy fun, local activities, which includes checking out a concert on Capitol Square, taking a swim in Lake Mendota or visit the Olbrich Botanical Gardens. 960 1280

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TEMPE, AZ

TEMPE, AZ

Located in the middle of 4 major cities in Arizona (Mesa, Gilbert, Phoenix and Scottsdale), Tempe is known as one of the more diverse cities in the state. Step right out of the classroom into the beautiful Arizona sun -- the number of pools is endless, the sunbathing is top notch and the mountainous scenery with palm trees lining the streets isn't too shabby either. Arizona State's campus is highlighted by dozens of bars and restaurants that line Mill Avenue. And that's not all, a 5-minute ride down the road will land you right in the heart of downtown Scottsdale. 960 1280

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