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Nature Up Close in Okefenokee Swamp

A few weeks ago I wrote about our visit to Okefenokee Swamp by boat. But Okefenokee Swamp is actually a mosaic of land and water. And what you see on land is just as interesting as what you see from the seat of a boat. Okefenokee Swamp provides one big photo opportunity for nature themed shots. Here are some images of nature up close, taken from our drive through the swamp - on ground that's been…

The Delights of Paddling to Cumberland Island, Georgia

Cumberland Island, one of Georgia's outer islands, is a great destination for a day. It's home to gorgeous white sand beaches, seashells galore, mossy covered trees and even wild horses. While most people take the ferry over, half the adventure of going to Cumberland Island is getting there. We chose to paddle over and back. Note that there is one four star resort on the island - Greyfield Inn - that offers private ferry services.…

A One Day Visit to Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia

An adventure I highly recommend - that is perfect for all ages - is a one day visit to Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia. It was one of the the highlights of our trip to the southern US. Now I know not many people would get excited about a visit to a swamp but this isn't just any old swamp! Some cool facts about Okefenokee Swamp Okefenokee Swamp is home to the Okefenokee National Wildlife…

A Quick Visit to Jekyll Island, Georgia

Can't tell ya. Yes - those were the first words directed to us on Jekyll Island, and not the friendliest words for a state that prides itself on hospitality. Fortunately they were the only blip on an otherwise very positive experience in Georgia. And all we were doing was trying to get a lunch recommendation from the attendant who collects the $1.25 per person entrance fee. Apparently - or at least all we could figure…

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