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GuestQuest by Traveler Vacation Guide takes you on a guided tour to various vacation locations. We feature information about accommodations, attractions and activities in many travel and vacation destinations. Providing you with article coverage on our advertisers, their amenities and services will assist you in making the right decision on choosing your accommodations, recreation, entertainment and more. Please visit our web site www.guestquest.com for additional advertiser information and links to their web sites. Distributed three times a year, Spring, Summer and Fall / Winter, with separate editions to Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois/Indiana, North Carolina, Georgia/Alabama, Tennessee/Kentucky, Virginia/Washington D.C., and Ontario, Canada. Serving our advertisers and readers since 1984. For advertising information, questions or comments, call 1-800-644-8460. P. O. Box 33547, Cleveland, OH 44133. The accuracy of the information contained in these listings is the responsibility of each individual advertiser. Every effort has been made to offer up-to-date information. Reproduction of editorial or graphic content in any manner without written consent of the editor is prohibited.

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Days Inn Jekyll Island

Days Inn & Suites features 40 Oceanfront one-bedroom suites, 76 double-bed guest rooms and 8 King rooms. All rooms contain “free” in-room coffee, micro-fridges, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, clock radios, and free WIFI access. Guests staying at the hotel enjoy the Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast including fresh “cooked to order” Belgian Waffles and assorted yogurt in an abundant breakfast bar overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This moderately priced sparkling oceanfront hotel offers many things for guests to enjoy while at the hotel and on the island – great beach

access, two spacious swimming pools including a brand new heated pool, kiddy pool, hot tub, grilling and picnic areas. Bike rentals on property. Please be sure to visit www.DaysInnJekyll.com to learn more about our many specials and packages ~ also sign up for our last minute “Hot Deals”! Days Inn & Suites Beachview Drive Jekyll Island, GA 31527 toll free: 888-635-3003 Direct Line: 912-635-9800 Fax: 912-635-2287 ¤

Waycross…A place to remember Located at the northern tip of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Waycross is filled with southern hospitality and charm. From golf at The Lakes at Laura S Walker State Park, to shopping and sightseeing in Historic Downtown Waycross or watching the train traffic at the historic Waycross

Eastern Kentucky Prestonsburg offers Broadway musicals at Jenny Wiley Theatre, Kentucky Opry in the Mountain Arts Center along with national headliners, festivals, juried crafts, horse shows, boating and other water recreational activities, hiking, elk watching adventures, golfing, historical and civil war sites. Rainier Racing Museum exhibits the trophies, pictures and relics collected through the racing history of Harry Rainier Family including three Daytona 500 victories. Don’t miss traditional mountain crafts showcased in various shops downtown. Also enjoy a show at the East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium. Whether you are looking for water sports, a challenging golf course at StoneCrest, a romantic getaway or a vacation spot for the entire family, Prestonsburg has something for everyone. Prestonsburg Convention and Visitors Bureau 800-844-4704 www.prestonsburgky.org Paintsville, Johnson County – Where the Mountains Meet the Music, located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, providing a vast array of activities for the whole family. Step back in time at the Mountain HomePLace for a guided tour of a Civil War era farm. Visit the new U. S. 23 Country Music Hwy. NORTH CAROLINA ~ SPRING 2011

Depot, there is so much to do in Waycross. Just 9 miles from Waycross is Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, one of the oldest and best preserved fresh water systems in America. Here among the acres of cypress forests, lakes, marshes and islands can be found over 400

species of animals, birds and reptiles including alligators. Visit the Okefenokee Swamp Park and take a boat ride through history. Whether you are staying overnight or just traveling through, Waycross will be a place to remember. Waycross Tourism Bureau Located in the Historic Waycross Depot 314-A Plant Avenue Waycross, Georgia 31501 912-283-3742 Museum and gift shop dedicated to www.swampgeorgia.com ¤ the many world famous entertainers who call the area home. Tour Loretta Lynn’s Homeplace. Shop the antique galleries. Dine while enjoying a relaxing glass of wine or other beverage. Call for a complete listing of activities and sites that await when you visit. Paintsville/Johnson County 800-542-5790 www.visitpaintsvilleky.com Pikeville - Pike County offers natural wonders, culture, history and natural beauty. The landscape is surrounded by towering mountains that provide spectacular views throughout the year. Enjoy the thrill of whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Russell Fork River. Breaks Interstate Park, the largest canyon east of the Mississippi River, offers an array of outdoor activities and breathtaking scenery. Pike County is also home to the world famous Hatfield and McCoy feud. The East Kentucky Expo Center offers a variety of sports and entertainment. Come experience our Highlands hospitality and take home a treasure of memories. Pikeville - Pike County Tourism 800 844-7453 www.tourpikecounty.com email: tourpikeco@setel.com ¤ FREE TRAVEL INFORMATION ~ www.GuestQuest.com

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South Carolina Georgetown County, SC: a quiet oasis of natural beauty, preserved history and an easy, relaxed way of life Brimming with beauty and history along South Carolina’s “Hammock Coast”, Georgetown County and its charming communities offer you the perfect escape for fun and relaxation. Explore the pristine beaches, picturesque waterways and marshes, fascinating marine wildlife, world-class golfing, historic places, intimate dining, quaint shops and memorable family activities. Georgetown County is just a short distance from other bustling vacation destinations, conveniently positioned between Charleston and Myrtle Beach. As one of the oldest family resort areas in the nation,

Georgetown County is one of America’s top getaways, an alternative to the hectic ‘vacations’ of your past. There’s something special about golfing in Georgetown County. Located on the south side of Myrtle Beach, a region know world-wide as a premier golf destination, Georgetown County boasts nearly a quarter of the area’s award-winning courses. Famous names like Caledonia, True Blue, Litchfield and many others evoke the rich plantation heritage of the county and were designed to incorporate the

distinctive elements of the South Carolina lowcountry. Georgetown County boasts several fascinating historic sites of national significance including Brookgreen Gardens and Hopsewee Plantation. Brookgreen Gardens, hosts the most significant collection of figurative sculpture, in an outdoor setting, by American artists in the world. The sprawling 4,000-acre facility also includes spectacular gardens, wildlife trails, and The Lowcountry Zoo. Hopsewee Plantation was built 40 years before the Revolutionary War and was the

and pristine beaches make Georgetown County the perfect choice for your vacation getaway. For more information please visit the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce website at www.visitgeorge.com . See ad next page. ¤

Hilton Head, SC

Free Hot Breakfast Everyday! Gas Rebates available for a limited time 30% discount off Rack Rates with Code R1 Call directly for best rates: 843-842-4800

Days Inn & Suites, Hilton Head Island Nestled amid towering pines and majestic oaks, Days Inn Hilton Head is the best value under the sun. All Suites are totally redesigned and offer abundant space including a large bedroom plus separate living room complete with pull out sofa and wet bar. All rooms include free Wi-Fi high-speed internet, microwave, refrigerator, color cable TV, iron and iron board.

birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence. Visitors to Hopsewee tour the waterfront plantation house and the nearby slave cabins. The combination of wonderful accommodations, entertainment, shopping, romantic dining, great golf

The beautifully landscaped property includes a heated outdoor pool for your relaxation. A free hot breakfast also includes cereal, fresh pastries, toast, eggs, fruit, yogurt, grits, oatmeal and more. Conveniently located within walking distance are Pirate Island Miniature Golf Amusement and Shelter Cove on the Water dining

and shopping. Hilton Head beaches are nearby. Call 843-842-4800 for discounted rates up to 30% off Rack Rates. Days Inn Hilton Head 9 Marina Side Drive Hwy 278 Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 www.daysinn.com/hotel/15527 ¤

Days Inn Hilton Head 9 Marina Side Drive • Hwy 278 Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 843-842-4800 www.DaysInn.com/hotel/15527

This Hampton Inn & Suites borders on the spectacular The Hampton Inn & Suites Oceanfront Resort offers a one-of-a kind retreat for every kind of getaway. From the warm and welcoming lobby area to the incomparable oceanfront great rooms with fireplaces and cozy sofas, everything has been designed to make you feel welcomed and relaxed. The spacious and tastefully furnished rooms and suites include a

2-bedroom “family suite” with a full kitchen and separate kids’ bedroom with bunk beds. All rooms and suites offer private balconies, LG flat-screen TV’s. You can start your day with the Inn’s famous On the House™ Hot Breakfast. Amenities include six oceanfront pools, two lazy rivers, Jacuzzis and a Precor fitness facility. Enjoy a level of relaxation and vitality at the new Sanctuary Spa.

However you plan to spend your time in Myrtle Beach, you can rest assured that the Hampton Inn & Suites Oceanfront Resort will meet your every expectation. Hampton Inn and Suites 1803 South Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 843-946-6400 www.HamptonInnOceanfront.com ¤

Ocean Lakes Family Campground Celebrating 40 years, Ocean Lakes Family Campground is a national award winning resort destination. Ocean Lakes features 300 beach house rentals that sleep 4 to 20 people. Our 893 campsites are large, pull-through, with full hook-ups (Wi-Fi and concrete pads are available.) Big Rig friendly, but tents are welcome! Our amenities include Sandy Harbor Games, Mini-Golf, Splash Zone, indoor and outdoor pools, Sandy Mart, Sandy’s Soapy Suds, Wireless Zone and more. Ocean Lakes RV Center offers RV service, sales and supplies. NORTH CAROLINA ~ SPRING 2011

Built by Mary Emily and Nelson Jackson and their five daughters starting in 1970, it opened with 30 campsites and one bathhouse in 1971. It is the 4-time winner of the National “RV Park of the Year” award (1997, 1999, 2002-03, 2008-09) from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. Other awards include 2006 South Carolina Governor’s Cup, 2009-10 Plan-It Green Award and 2010 SC Earth Day Award. Ocean Lakes Family Campground Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 877-506-1053 www.OceanLakes.com ¤

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Coates Condo Rentals

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Fun family destinations in North Carolina Unplug your kids and explore our list of family favorites from across the state (in no particular order). Families can plan their trip easily with a stop at VisitNC.com or by calling 1-800-VISIT NC where you can easily access

details, attractions, lodging, destinations, restaurants, road maps and more. In the Mountains: Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock: This family theme park features a three-mile,

steam-powered train ride through the North Carolina Mountains along with shopping, live entertainment, amusement rides and a petting zoo. www.tweetsie.com On the Coast: Battleship USS NORTH CAROLINA, Wilmington: Experience the thrill of the most decorated US battleship of WWII with 15 battle stars. Come aboard and explore nine decks, crew’s quarters, gun turrets and much

more. This is a tour you won’t want to miss. Afterwards, visit Downtown Wilmington for eclectic shopping, day or evening riverboat cruises, museums showcasing North Carolina artists and history or tours of the historic district, nature preserves and movie studios. www.battleshipnc.com Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head: Learn to hang glide over soft sand dunes or fly tandem with an instructor to 2,000 feet. Other activities include kite surfing, dolphin tours, rock-climbing walls for all ages and more. Don’t forget to check out one or all of the

seven kite and toy stores. Kids’ programs run throughout the summer, as well as many spectacular kiting and hang gliding events. www.kittyhawk.com Natural scenic beauty, adventure and relaxation, a dining experience for every taste, rich history and warm Southern hospitality come together in North Carolina. Call 1-800-VISIT NC or go to VisitNC.com to plan your next getaway. This article courtesy of North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development.

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Explore the higher country for year round fun! At over 5,506 feet, Beech Mountain, North Carolina is Eastern America’s Highest Town. For the outdoor enthusiast, Beech offers two fishing ponds, 20 miles of hiking trails, in addition to mountain and road biking. For high adventure, visit nearby zip lines and white water rafting services. Beech Mountain is near abundant shopping, and exciting attractions

like Grandfather Mountain, Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Caverns, Linville and Elk Park Falls. After immersing yourself in mountain attractions, enjoy incredible views from Beech’s cozy gourmet restaurants and over 700 lodging options from quaint inns to private rental homes. Choose a rental with a Beech Mountain Club membership to enjoy fine dining at

the Club, swimming, golf or tennis on the mountain. Shop a country store, hike a waterfall trail, visit a wildlife center, fish a mountain lake, breath the fresh air! The options on Beech are just like our views…. endless!

Country, vary from wooded seclusion to being perched high atop the peak of the mountain. All units offer easy access to tennis and Sugar Mountain’s challenging 18 hole executive golf course and NC ski slopes. Slopeside accommodations at the base of Sugar Mountain offer the convenience of being right where “all of the action is”. No matter what you’re looking for, mountain top

views, condos, cabins, chalets and more...we’ve got them. For the very best of golf, tennis, hiking, biking, whitewater rafting and glorious scenery, stay on Sugar Mountain. Sugar Mountain Resort Accommodations Banner Elk, NC 28604 828-898-9746 800-438-4555 www.staysugarmountain.com ¤

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Sugar Mountain Resort Accommodations and Resort Real Estate and Rentals offers the finest Sugar Mountain rentals and lodging at Sugar Mountain Resort. Fully furnished homes and Sugar Mountain rentals are individually owned and decorated. Units include cable TV’s, phones, fireplaces and kitchens. Locations of the Sugar Mountain rentals and lodging in the High

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Topsail Island Vacations in beachfront, oceanfront, and island homes, cottages, and condos. CENTURY 21 Action, Inc. has been a Topsail Island vacation and real estate leader for over 40 years. Customer satisfaction is always their primary goal and they are here to serve you! Topsail Island, North Carolina, just 25 minutes north of Wilmington, has three oceanfront towns on it’s 26 miles of beach along the Atlantic Ocean; Topsail Beach, Surf City, and North Topsail Beach. Topsail Island is the ideal family vacation destination 10

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when you need to get away from it all. The area features activities for both young and old, the relaxed or the adventuresome. Enjoy Topsail’s arts, golf, fishing, gift shops, and outstanding restaurants, or enjoy the clean, uncrowded beaches. Topsail is best described as the Outer Banks of years past. Oceanfront vacations start at $360 per week for parties of four. Visit www.TopsailRentalsOnline.com or call their 24-hour Vacation Reservation hotline 1-877-838-3898. ¤ NORTH CAROLINA ~ SPRING 2011


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Build family traditions Bluewater Vacation Rentals offers fabulous family vacations at great prices! Located on the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina, our beach offers something for everyone! Pristine beaches and natural beauty surround you whether you’re fishing, boating, exploring, shopping, or just sunbathing in the waves! Bluewater Vacation Rentals has the largest selection of rentals to meet your needs. Our rental selection spans the entire island and every price range! From economical condominiums to large oceanfront

homes, your entire family (even your dog!) will find the perfect vacation spot with Bluewater! Our unique island runs East to West along the mainland, offering exceptional sunsets and sunrises. Our gentle waves and warm waters ensure that once you’ve vacationed here, you won’t be able to imagine vacationing anywhere else. Call Bluewater Vacation Rentals at 866 711 9182 or visit BluewaterGuestNC.com and find your fabulous family vacation today! ¤

beach vacation accommodations since 1962! Emerald Isle Realty takes enormous pride and pleasure in taking care of families like yours. Over the years, we’ve learned just how you’d like for us to pamper you

and take care of all the details. You can always rely on us so you will have the heavenly beach vacation experience you deserve. Now is the time to make your reservations for your much deserved beach vacation!

Emerald Isle Beach Vacations! Emerald Isle is located on Bogue Banks, one of North Carolina’s most beautiful barrier islands, and is more than 20 miles of pure southern charm on the Southern Outer Banks. We’ve made family beach vacations and romantic getaways

our family business for almost 50 years. Offering the most extensive selection of enchanting and luxurious beach cottages and condos, it’s easy to see why so many families have chosen Emerald Isle Realty for their

Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center Just minutes away from the attractions of Myrtle Beach and encompassing over 2,000 acres at North Carolina’s #1 rated beach, this tranquil resort is surrounded by lush fairways and peaceful lakes and boasts 54 holes of award winning golf. Enjoy pristine pools, a full-service spa, fitness facilities,

excellent dining options, beach access, and great activities for children. The resort is available for stays from one night to several months and has a variety of accommodation options including one to four bedroom suites and villas that feature full kitchens with large living and dining areas.

This season Sea Trail is offering an exclusive package for GuestQuest readers. Now through June 2011, you can stay two nights and get the third free when using promo code: GQSpring. 888-229-5724. Visit us at seatrail.com ¤

Visit us at www.EmeraldIsleRealty.com or call 866-615-6909 and make your vacation dreams a reality! ¤

Atlantic Beach Realty - Bringing you to the beach! Renting a condo or cottage offers you and your family a great alternative for your next vacation! All of our properties have fully equipped kitchens so you can cook in whenever you want and they offer you space to spread out. Plus all the beds are made and all your towels are provided as well as departure cleaning after you leave. And with

more than 200 privately owned Atlantic Beach Realty – bringing properties, Atlantic Beach Realty has you to the beach since 1990! something to fit every size, location and vacation budget. Atlantic Beach Realty, Inc. Book online for the best selection P.O. Box 2290 of oceanfront cottages and condos Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 for the season. Go to Rental Search 855-240-7246 to check availability or call us today www.atlanticbeachrealty.net ¤ at 855-240-7246.

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