Herb Hiller

Herb Hiller writes critically about mainstream tourism and about one of a kind places. Two of his three books have won top awards of the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation and of the North American Travel Journalists Association. An expanded version of his story about Kearney appears in his book, “Unmarketed Travel. ” He lives in Deland, Florida.

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Armstrong, Florida on the East Coast Greenway

Re-cycling on the East Coast Greenway in Florida and Georgia By Herb Hiller Can boondock trails save the vanishing South? Can cyclists on thousand-dollar bikes restore a fading way of life? Factories a century ago helped lessen rural poverty in Henry Grady’s New South. Yet, while time has tempered memories…

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Athens Georgia: A Dot of Blue in a Sea of Red

Athens, Georgia: Live Music, Lively City A Hip City that’s ‘Organic, Internally driven’ By Herb Hiller Athens appears like a vivid sash atop the green campus of the University of Georgia, like an art installation endowed by the university’s two-billion-dollar economic impact that turns Athens-Clarke County into a virtual city-state….

Shopping in Carytown, Richmond Virginia. photos by Herb Hiller

Virginia’s Historic Capital City: Richmond

Richmond VA: “10 times Better In 10 Years” By Herb Hiller Richmond sits at the crossroads of “Y’all come” and “‘S’up, bro?”, of the Old South and the New Urbanism, of big history and its splintering. The city works at reconciling its gallantry and its shame while outdistancing both by…

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