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Welcome to the online home of travel columnist Donald D. Groff, who has dispensed advice  and stories since 1988 in such publications as the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Newark Star-Ledger, The Kansas City Star, Newsday, Salon, Condé Nast Traveler, Consumer Reports Travel Letter, The Boston Globe, and Endless Vacation magazine.

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Dawsonville & Atlanta, Georgia  
Tree climbing, trail hiking & kangaroos

Police chase a brazen hussy from the field of a 1903-vintage baseball game in Atlanta's Piedmont Park. 

At the Kangaroo Conservation Center near Dawsonville, more than 200 kangaroos -- bound for zoos worldwide -- have the run of the property. The center also boasts six blue-wing kookaburas.



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Recreational tree climbing takes place in Atlanta's Candler Park neighborhood in the towering oaks known as Nimrod and Diane. Upper left, a sleeping "boat"; lower left, the bat hang.

Other destinations: 
 Maine, California; Flight 93 memorial; Atlanta; Nicaragua; London


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