Kathleen Walls

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Jan 2009

Kathleen Walls is publisher/writer for American Roads and Global Highways. She is the author of travel books, Georgia’s Ghostly Getaways, Finding Florida’s Phantoms, Hosts With Ghosts, and Wild About Florida series. Her articles appeared in "Georgia Magazine," London, England's "Country Music People," the "Visit****online.com" sites, http://www.southernusavisitor.com, Tours4Mobile and others. the visit***online.com sites and others. She is a photographer also with many of her original photographs appearing in her travel magazine as well as other publications. Her in print travel books to date are: Georgia's Ghostly Getaways, Finding Florida's Phantoms, Hosts With Ghosts and Wild About Florida: South Florida, Wild About Florida: North Florida and Wild About Florida: Central Florida. She has several travel guides online as well. Her fiction, which often leans heavily on her travels, includes Last Step, which was made into a feature movie of the same name by Forbes Productions, Kudzu, Under A Bloody Flag and Under A Black Flag. 

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Published Books

Georgia’s Ghostly Getaways

Georgia’s turbulent history has been a natural breeding round for ghost stories and legends.

Wild About Florida: Central Florida

Central Florida has the ocean and gulf beaches much like other parts of Florida but in many other ways it is distinct and unique.
http://www.katywalls.com/wild_about_florida.htm

Wild About Florida: North Florida

Come explore caves, hills, whitewater falls and lots of other fun things you didn’t expect to find in Florida.
http://www.katywalls.com/wild_about_florida.htm

Wild About Florida: South Florida

Geography has dealt Florida a lavish hand when it comes to natural gifts. The Sunshine State is filled with unusual flora and fauna.
http://www.katywalls.com/wild_about_florida.htm

Hosts with Ghosts: Haunted Historic Hotels in the Southeast

The South has long been famous for its Southern Hospitality. Hotels throughout Dixie vie with one another to offer their guests more service and more amenities.
http://www.katywalls.com/hosts.htm

Finding Florida’s Phantoms

Florida! The land of sunshine and wide-open beaches. But even the Sunshine State has its dark secrets.
http://www.katywalls.com/finding_florida's_phantoms.htm

Published Articles (73)

Jordan’s Food Mirrors its History


Take a gastronomical trip through Jordan’s history

Bourbon: It’s not just from Kentucky


Kentucky makes fine bourbon. I’ve visited the Bardstown Kentucky Bourbon Trail and loved it. But distilleries in other states have discovered the appeal of bourbon.

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto: Dining in a Fish Bow


Monterey Bay Fish Grotto is one of those rare places that is more than the sum of its parts.

A Trip on The Strip


Pittsburgh was named #1 Food City in the US in 2015 by Zagot. One section of the ‘Burgh stands out as the heart of its foodie movement, The Strip.

Nash Farm: Grapevine’s Window into Yesterday


My favorite Grapevine historic/agri adventure is Nash Farm, the oldest operating farmstead in Tarrant County.

Everything is Bigger at Gaylord Texan


The Gaylord Texan Resort is six miles from DFW Airport and light years away from average.

Frontier Texas–It’s for Real


Some museums pack a punch. You walk away feeling “been there, done that” in real time. Frontier Texas is one of those.

Filoli: Not your Average Country Home


Filoli Mansion is a bit off the beaten path and way out of the ordinary. It’s near Woodside about 25 miles south of San Francisco. Many visitors might miss it. […]

San Angelo’s Eye Candy


Have you ever wondered where one of the world’s most prestigious collections of waterliles in the US can be found?

Grown Up Fun in San Mateo County


Sophisticated adults traveling in San Mateo County, California will have a lot of opportunities to taste test some of California’s finest wines and craft beers right at the source.

Slow Trip in Time on the Tule Princess


Steamboats were at their heights as the world entered the industrial age. You can catch a glimpse of that time on the Tule Princess

Don’t Let Them Get Your Goat: Visit Harley Farms


Come along on a visit to Harley Farms in San Mateo County, meet the goats, they llama protectors and sample the herb infused cheeses made on site.

One Idea Two Ways


Two food incubators in different states. So alike yet so different. Both are fun to visit and do a lot for up-and-coming food entrepreneurs.

A Day in Grapevine


If you can have this much fun in Grapevine, Texas, just think how much you’ll enjoy a longer visit. Published in Weekender Extended

Amarillo Anytime


There is so much to do in Amarillo, Texas that anytime is a good time to visit. Published in FWTMagazine

Perini Steakhouse Restaurant and More


Perini Ranch Steakhouse in Buffalo Gap, Texas is well recognized even outside its native Texas, for its many awards but there is more .

Jerash-Jordan’s Other Treasure


There is more to see in Jordan than Petra. Jerash is a archaeological treasure.

The Real Wild West at Buffalo Gap Village


Buffalo Gap, Texas founded at the site of a natural pass through which bison herds traveled is a glimpse of the Wild West as it really was.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar: Beyond Five-Star Luxury


Living in the lap of luxury on the shore of the Dead Sea. Food, wine, spa and a timeless sea in a mystic land.

Now You’re Cooking~ Petra Kitchen


What fun to prepare you own meal before dining. It’s even better in an exotic country you are visiting for the first time.

Wadi Rum: The Ultimate Desert


It’s known as the Valley of the Moon. The landscape of Wadi Rum is so exotic it might well be on some ancient orbiting rock.

Looking out for Mother Earth: Feynan Eco Lodge


Spend the night in a eco-lodge that is totally solar-powered and get close to nature. It’s a trip you’ll never forget.

Life in a Bedouin Tent


Get up close and personal with local Bedouins. Share their lifestyle. The experience of a lifetime.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar: Beyond Five-Star Luxury


Living in the lap of luxury on the shore of the Dead Sea. Food, wine, spa and a timeless sea in a mystic land.

Nefetari’s: A Royal Dining Experience


Can you imagine dining like Egyptian Royalty of ancient times? You can actually do it at Nefetari’s Restaurant in Tallahassee.

Touch of Old Florida: The Tallahassee Museum


With most museums, you expect to find all the exhibits tucked away neatly in a building. Tallahassee Musuem is so different. It’s like a time capsule of Tallahassee’s cultural and […]

Mesa Verde Country: On the Trail of the Ancients: Part One


Some of American’s most intriguing mysteries surround the Anasazi culture of Mesa Verde. Modern Anthropology is uncovering many secrets

A House With a Soul


Some houses are so unique they seem to have a soul. You feel it when you first look at them. You feel it even more when you step inside.

Puttin’ on the Ritz


The original Ritz Theater was constructed in 1929 when Black entertainers followed what was called the “Chittlin’ Circuit”

Jacksonville


Published in FWT Magazine. Jacksonville is often described as the hard working brother in a family of playboys. It is shedding that image fast with all the attractions found there.

The Other James Boy


Say “outlaw” and “James” in the same sentence and everyone responds “Jesse James.” Remember there was another brother. Published in Legends of America.

Petra: An Ancient Wonder


How well Lawrence of Arabia summed up Petra. It must be seen to be fully appreciated. Published in Weekender Extended

Spirit of Louisiana


Local rum made by local guys in the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun Country. What more can you ask. Published in FWT Magazine

Barrymore Hotel: A local Flavorite


Are you one of those people who book at chain hotels? If so you could be missing out on a lot of local flavor. Barrymore Hotel in Tampa is a […]

Classie Tallahassee


As befits the capital of a southern city, Tallahassee is pretty classy. There’s nothing plastic or theme park-ish about Tallahassee. (in Weekender Extended)

A Little Piece of Heaven: Oliver Winery


Bloomington’s Oliver Winery is one of the prettiest wineries I have ever visited. I was there opening night of Travel Media Showcases and they made us feel so welcome.

Life in a Bedouin Tent


Get up close and personal with local Bedouins. Share their lifestyle. The experience of a lifetime.

Niagara’s Other Side: Canada’s Niagara


Published in Lagniappe take a look at what’s on the other side of Niagara Falls. Canada knows how to surround Niagara Falls with glamour and glitz also.

Birth of the Civil Rights Movement


St. Augustine where it all began. In the 1700s, enslaved people were escaping not to the north, but south to Spanish Florida and the African American colony of Fort Mose.

Broussard’s: A New Orleans Tradition


Since 1920, Broussard’s has been considered one of the Grand Dames of New Orleans restaurants.

LeBleu’s Landing


For Cajun food and to learn how to make that Louisiana’s traditional boudin, LeBleu’s is the place.

Stay and Play


Looking for a economical and fun hotel for your Louisiana vacation, casino’s are a good bet.

Time Tripping at the Mayborn Museum


Waco’s Mayborn Museum is fun for all ages.

Cajun or Zydeco?


Cajun or Zydeco? You can’t go wrong no matter which one you pick in Louisiana’s Cajun country

Party Like It\’s 1565


St Augustine, Florida is where it all started so why shouldn’t they throw the biggest party ever?

The Bear Facts


Learn all you want to know about bears.

Chatta NEW ga


Chattanooga’s location on the Tennessee River makes is a natural vacatio playground. Pg 32 of WeekenderExtended

Good Bones: Waco National Mammoth Site


A long look at the ancient past in Waco, Texas. One of the newest national sites named by President Obama

A Little Piece of Heaven: Oliver Winery


Bloomington’s Oliver Winery is one of the prettiest wineries I have ever visited. I was there opening night of Travel Media Showcases and they made us feel so welcome.

Delicious Diners


These diners range from Florida to Indiana but they all have one thing in common: some of the tastiest and most fun diners I have visited lately.

Only in Louisiana


Some things are found only in louisiana

Ghostly Gourmets: Haunted Southern Restaurants


Some restaurants have lots of spirits. Literally. A few of the restaurants I visited have their very own ghostly gourmets wandering the kitchens and dining rooms.

Hitching a Ride on the Underground Railroad


There is no way to walk in the shoes of an African Slave in the Antebellum South or hitch a ride on the Underground Railroad today but a visit to […]

Fayetteville’s civil War Heritage


Fayetteville, North Carolina boasts about 35 markers and sited related to The War Between the States in the area. I would consider the ones below a “must see” for Civil […]

Antoine’s: A Living Legend


It’s hard for any restaurant to stand out at the head of the pack in a city filled with outstanding restaurants like New Orleans, Yet, if you ask the experts […]

Dine like Royalty at The Crown


The Crown in Indianola, Mississippi is a lot more than a restaurant. they also bill themselves as “an Art Gallery full of fabulous original Delta art, a Gift Shop filled […]

Roots of Natchitoches: Fort St. Jean Baptiste


Most people when asked about the oldest city in Louisiana would guess New Orleans. They would be wrong. Natchitoches is four years the senior.

The Village at Indian Point


When you visit Branson, you expect everything to be special. The Village at Indian Point doesn’t disappoint. It is beautiful, peaceful and has every amenity you want.

The Mystic of Ancient Books: A Visit to the Lilly Library


There is something captivating about books. Even modern ones. When you touch a book, you touch many different lives, the characters that inhabit the book as well as the author […]

Dining Bardstown, KT


Bardstown Kentucky is about more than whisky. It offers great dining.

Where’s The Help


Skeeter is still in Greenwood, Mississippi. No, not the character played by Emma Stone in The Help, one of the most popular movies of 2011. This Skeeter is a small […]

On the Road Again


For those of us who have done our share of RVing, only one thing is more fun than an nostalgic look at an antique or classic RV and that is […]

Music in Mayberry


If you’re a Mayberry kind of person who enjoys old-fashioned fun and music, you want to be in Danville, Indiana on the third Saturday of each month from June thru […]

Busy as a Bee: A visit to Hunter’s Honey Farm


Hunter’s Honey Farm in Mooresville, Indiana a sweet treasure for honey lovers

A Capitol Idea: Louisiana’s Capitol Park Museum


Capitol Park Museum is the place to visit first if you are a newbie visiting Louisiana for the first time. It’s relatively new museum, opened in 2006 shortly after Katrina […]

Chattanooga Drifting


Traveling the Tennessee River in Chattanooga can be a relaxing vacation treat.

Georgia’s Seven Natural Wonders


Georgia is filled with natural wonders. These are the seven best.

Discovery Park in Union City, Tennessee


From experiencing an earthquake to seeing dinosaur remains and learning about space travel, it’s all here at Discovery Park.

Jacksonville


Published in FWT Magazine. Jacksonville is often described as the hard working brother in a family of playboys. It is shedding that image fast with all the attractions found there.

Life in a Bedouin Tent


Get up close and personal with local Bedouins. Share their lifestyle. The experience of a lifetime.

Puttin’ on the Ritz


The original Ritz Theater was constructed in 1929 when Black entertainers followed what was called the “Chittlin’ Circuit” and African Americans could not walk into any theater to see a […]

Puttin’ on the Ritz


The original Ritz Theater was constructed in 1929 when Black entertainers followed what was called the “Chittlin’ Circuit”

Jerash-Jordan’s Other Treasure


There is more to see in Jordan than Petra. Jerash is a archaeological treasure.