Seaside Getaway on St. Simon’s Island

Shrimpin' on the Lady Jane

Shrimpin’ on the Lady Jane

Another seaside gem just off the Georgia coast, is St. Simon’s Island. The largest island in Georgia’s Golden Isles-four barrier islands that also include Jekyll Island, Little Simons Island and Sea Island-, St. Simons was formed by the Appalachians and settled by English Colonists in the 1700’s. As a former rice and cotton plantation, it’s steeped with history and tradition.  Building restrictions keep high-rise condos out of the picture and a strict no big-box retail policy keeps the island laid back and mostly residential, with locals who are warm and friendly and eager to share their island.

This article was published in the March 2013 edition of The Simpsonville Sentinel and at See the South.


Holiday Shopping in Savannah, Georgia

Savannah may be known as a city of elegance and mystery, but this Southern belle also knows how to celebrate the holidays. Established in 1733, Savannah is known as America’s first “planned” city, with founder James Oglethorpe laying out the streets with 22 tree-filled squares. This bustling port was the place to export cotton, and visitors can still stroll down cobblestone streets under century-old live oaks dripping with Spanish moss.

This article was published December 2012 online by Deep South Magazine, Getaways for Grownups and in print in The Simpsonville Sentinel.

Giddy Up to the Seventy-Four Ranch in Jasper, Georgia

jasper, georgiaNo need to go to Wyoming or the Wild West when you can drive about two hours to the Seventy-Four Ranch in Jasper, Georgia and get in touch with your inner cowboy.

This article was published at and in the August edition of the Simpsonville Sentinel.  I also did a guest post for Writing Horseback.

To view the print article, click below:

Seventy Four Ranch Page One

Seventy Four Ranch_Page Two

Lots and lots of trips!

As we hit the dog days of summer things are not slowing down at all.  I had to pull together a list of trips I have taken over the past year and ones I have coming up.  It’s quite a list!  I love my job.


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