Helen, Ga.

12 Days of Christmas

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Partridges and pear trees need not apply: These 12 holiday destinations around Southern Appalachia offer mountain merry-makers a bit of everything—from homespun traditions to festive glamour and glitz. more


Helen, Georgia

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Back in the early 1800s, gold was discovered in the hills of North Georgia, attracting miners and fortune-seekers to the area that was once the ancient homeland of the Cherokee. more