Shaped by dramatic landscapes, gleaming green pastures and vibrant blue hydrangeas, the Azores, a remote nine-island archipelago in the mid-Atlantic, is one of the most beautiful destinations the world has to offer. There are nine major Azorean islands and an islet cluster: Flores and Corvo to the west; Graciosa, Terceira, São Jorge, Pico, and Faial in the center; and São Miguel, Santa Maria, and the Formigas Reef to the east. Across the archipelago, there are 26 active volcanoes.
The island of São Miguel (Saint Michael) is the largest and most populated island of the Azores. With plenty to offer to nature lovers and tourists seeking a special but affordable destination, Portugal’s hidden gem is located 2 hours away from Europe and 5 from North America. São Miguel’s delicious cuisine, breathtaking views and crystal blue Atlantic waters will captivate anyone who appreciates the simple things in life.
The Season 9 midseason finale of The Walking Dead was an excellent episode and perhaps one of the best finales in the history of the show. Although many viewers have dropped out after the last two bad seasons, The Walking Dead is back with a gripping and frightening story-line. With Rick Grimes’ departure and a six-year time jump, season 9 offers the fans a refreshing and a new beginning for the series. The communities are now separated, new characters have been introduced, and the Whisperers are finally here. For many of the comic book fans, the Whisperers are the most terrifying group of villains in the popular post-apocalyptic series.
Since 2010, The Walking Dead has been mostly filmed in Georgia. The first season was mainly filmed in Atlanta but all the production for the following seasons was moved to Riverwood Studios, purchased by AMC on July 2017. Located just outside of Senoia, Ga., Riverwood Studios is now open to all The Walking Dead devoted fans. The Walking Dead Studio Tour will take you to the series’ most iconic sets and additional sites for an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience. Some of the scenes were shot outside of the studios. The charming Downtown Senoia was once Woodbury and Alexandria is located in a peaceful neighborhood not far from this location. Minutes away from the studios, Rick’s final walk and other memorable scenes were filmed on the countryside roads of Coweta County.
If you are a fan of The Walking Dead, this tour will be a lifetime experience for you.
The Blue Ridge Mountains are the crown jewels of Western North Carolina. Here stands one of the most beautiful and iconic landscapes of North America. In the Fall, the Blue Ridge Mountains is one of the most remarkable sites in the world as the leaves change colors to shades of gold, orange, and red. The foliage peak season is here and this year, I’ve decided to explore some of these stunning mountain views.