Coasting: That “old money” feel of Jekyll Island

Our Coasting series continues with a short one-day trip to Jekyll Island, one of four barrier islands in Georgia. Although Jekyll can boast of lovely marshes, moss-draped live oaks, and quiet beaches, it was the historically lavish lifestyle of the rich and famous that drew us to the historic district where several of the buildings […]

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Coasting: Beautiful St. Simons Island

Although leaving Tybee Island, the subject of our previous post, was a downer, our second island hop on the Georgia and Florida coastal town tour landed us on one of the four barrier islands in the Golden Isles — St. Simons Island.  The Golden Isles, nestled between Savannah, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida, includes Brunswick on […]

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Coasting: The laid-back vibes of Tybee Island

In this first in a series of posts (See Goin’ Coastal) about our side trips to coastal areas in Georgia and Florida headed to the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, we’re moving straightforward from Knoxville, Tennessee, toward the lovely, laid-back Tybee Island.  What, you say?  You didn’t stop in Savannah?  Beautiful, stately, historic Savannah? Well, we’ve been […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth

Even a trip Down South can be a bit chilly if you’re traveling in December.  And so it was this week in Tybee Island, Georgia — drizzly rain, brisk winds, gray skies.  It was hard to find a little warmth unless you knew where to look.  We turned to the locals who recommended two spots guaranteed […]

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Travel theme: Minimalist

The Tybee Island Lighthouse on the Georgia coast stands tall as an enduring beacon of light for seagoing vessels.  Starkly simplistic in design, the lighthouse is known for its bands of black and white which have recently been painted as a part of the ongoing efforts to preserve this iconic landmark.  With its minimal adornments […]

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