Travel & Leisure


September 12, 2021 On Common Ground News

The Elevate Talk Show Around the Town: Visiting Denver, Colorado

This week, The Elevate Talk Show takes you to Denver, Colorado, where urban sophistication meets outdoor adventure. Click the link below, and get acquainted with “The Mile High City.”  

September 5, 2021 On Common Ground News

The Elevate Talk Show Around the Town: Visiting Waynesville + Asheville, N.C.

    This week’s “Around the Town” takes us to the cities of Waynesville and Asheville, located in the mountains of western North Carolina. History, art great restaurants meet for a relaxing and enlightening experience.  

August 29, 2021 On Common Ground News

The Elevate Talk Show Around the Town: Visiting Marietta, GA

        This week’s ‘Around the Town’ takes us to Marietta, Georgia. Marietta, located in central Cobb County, is the fourth-largest city by population in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Head to the Marietta Square for landmarks, photos and local restaurants.  

August 22, 2021 On Common Ground News

The Elevate Talk Show Around the Town: Visiting Greenville, S.C.

Outdoor parks, barbecue and a stay at an Air B&B offer a great weekend getaway in Greenville, S.C..

Georgia Power invites visitors to again explore its parks and lakes

ATLANTA – Did you know that Georgia Power owns several recreational lakes for the public to enjoy fishing, swimming, hiking and camping? As many Georgians plan summer vacations across the state, Georgia Power is reminding visitors of the recreational opportunities the company offers across the state right near home. As part of the company’s commitment to conservation […]

June 24, 2021 On Common Ground News

BBB alert: Beware of hotel scams

      ATLANTA–Are you planning to stay in a hotel soon? Keep your personal information protected since tourist and business travelers are often considered the easiest targets. Hotels provide scammers an easy path towards their goal of trying to separate a traveler from their cash. Here are five common hotel scams to be aware […]


United Airlines is offering vaccinated customers chance to win free flights for one year

United Airlines is offering its loyalty program members the chance to win free flights for a year’s worth of travel, in support of President Biden administration’s national effort to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccination. The deadline to apply for the “Your Shot to Fly” sweepstakes is June 22. The sweepstakes is open […]
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Universal Studios to open new “DreamWorks” interactive character experience

Photo provided by Universal Studios   ORLANDO, FL—Families can get set to enjoy a new feature at Universal Studios Florida beginning this spring. Universal Studios Florida announced today (May 18) that it will soon open an interactive character experience called DreamWorks, where guests can meet, greet and dance along with their favorite DreamWorks characters from […]
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37 million expected to travel Memorial Day weekend, 1 million of them Georgians

ATLANTA—AAA expects a significant rebound in the number of Americans planning to travel this Memorial Day holiday weekend. More than 37 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more between May 27 and May 31. That’s a 60% increase from last year, when only 23 million traveled, the lowest on record since AAA began […]
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Pensacola launches web site encouraging visitors to explore wildlife, natural wonders along beach trail

                          PENSACOLA, FL— Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA), the governing body for Pensacola Beach, recently launched a new, content-rich website showcasing the many unique creatures and features of the barrier island. Pensacola Beach has long been a favorite spot for vacationers who are drawn […]
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Gaylord Palms Resort kicks off Spring season

Guests can enjoy family-friendly activities, water park thrills, Easter fun and more         KISSIMMEE, FL–Guests can officially Spring It On at Gaylord Palms, with the all-new “Once Upon a Spring” programming, family-friendly activities, Easter events, water park thrills, rejuvenating spa treatments and more. Guests can enjoy the perfect springtime retreat—from  seasonal décor and hundreds of vibrant […]
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Georgia AG Carr: How to avoid summer vacation rental scams

ATLANTA – Many Georgians are starting to think about summer travel plans. While some will opt for traditional hotel stays, many will look online in hopes of finding less expensive or more unique accommodations. Unfortunately, ads for online vacation rentals are not always what they seem. Our office is encouraging Georgians to exercise caution if […]
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