Tag: Golden Isles

VIDEO & GALLERY: Why we love Saint Simons Island

VIDEO & GALLERY: Why we love Saint Simons Island

Short of having my own private Caribbean island, there’s really no place I’d rather relax by the ocean than on one of Georgia’s Golden Isles — specifically among them, Saint Simons Island. The place has maintained its notable history dating back to colonial times and pirate days while also providing modern comforts in the forms of restaurants, shops, roads, recreation and everything you would expect of a town with 16,000 residents. Its beaches are mostly compacted sand as a result of the wildly changing tides, but they allow for many more activities than most beaches. And because they get very […]

Brief getaways are poor excuses for vacations

Brief getaways are poor excuses for vacations

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a vacation. I mean a real vacation, not three or four days somewhere, but a real weeklong, good-luck-finding-me vacation away from everything. From my work and side projects to my wife’s work and spending time with the grandkids, a full week at St. Somewhere Off-the-Grid Can’t Nobody Find You Here All-Inclusive But Don’t Drink the Water Resort by the Sea just hasn’t proven feasible. To make up for that over the past few years, we’ve had a series of mini-vacations, often bundled around holidays like Columbus Day, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. I […]