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Three great spots for bird watching along the Georgia coast

The Sunbury Sound at High Tide
Coastal Georgia Awaits Birdwatchers Georgia. The mere utterance of the name invokes images of the Deep South and Savannah, with its antebellum homes, wrought iron gates, cobblestone streets, Spanish moss and lush green scenery. However, there’s more — much more. If you’re like many of us, chances are you’ve traversed the 110-some odd miles of I-95 spanning the South Carolina and...

Get lots of smiles and new friends on a motorbike in Asia

Family on a bike, Phnom Phen, Cambodia
Ride a motorbike and make new friends in Asia Well, this is what my life has come down to as of late 2014. After years of riding luxury BMW motorcycles in the ‘States, I’m now lumbering around on 125cc motorbikes in Asia. I’m trying to wrap my brain around what my body is doing. Renting an 1100cc BMW over here costs...

Review: Hugh’s! Rotterdam, Holland

Gin & Tonic with Dutch Sweetwood, Hugh's, Rotterdam, Holland
When you travel the world for 300+ days a year outside your home country, you wonder about that next delightful travelers surprise that might be just around the corner. Will it be unusual or otherwise pique your interest? This thinking always invokes the thought “can we be surprised anymore?” We’ve been so many places, seen so many different cultures, and...

Loyalty program points: How do you calculate their value?

RoverTreks
Points: What are they worth? We’ve all seen the hype. Credit card companies encourage us to sign up for “X” credit card to get so many thousands of points after we buy $X,000 on the card within the first three months of opening the account. The airlines, hotels, rental car, and other companies do this in partnership with the banks....

Greenland: A cultural, political, and geographic oddity

Church, Southern Greenland
Greenland Greenland. This country tops our list as a destination travel multi-categorical oddity. It’s one of the most out-of-the-way destinations on Earth. It’s a place you’d hardly give a thought to visiting unless you’re a researcher studying the polar ice caps, global warming or indigenous cultures. Yet, if you live the America’s, it’s in your continental backyard since it’s part of...

Low Country Produce Market & Cafe, Beaufort, South Carolina — 1950’s era ambiance, 21st century food

Low Country Produce - Steak salad
Low Country Produce Market & Cafe Take a walk around picturesque and historic downtown Beaufort, South Carolina, and you’re bound to run into the Low Country Produce Market & Cafe. You can’t miss it — it’s an old Federal building — the former U.S. Post Office. This place not a full-scale food market. It’s a soup, salad and sandwich shop, and...

Review: The Monte Vardia Hotel, Chania, Crete

The Monte Vardia Swimming Pool
Offering panoramic views of Chania A view of Chania, Crete from the Monte Vardia The island of Crete lays east to west in the Mediterranean Sea. The seaport town of Chania is on the western tip of the island. The Monte Vardia is a wonderful mixture of the past and the present in a Greek hotel. The facility reminds me of the...

KIPOS: Scrumptious Greek food in the heart of North Carolina

Salads on the counter top
KIPOS It's hard to find tasty Greek food outside of Greece. We know. We've spent a lot of time in Greece. Our experience with Greek restaurants outside of Greece is usually satisfactory — little more. That's because Greek food often takes on a "nationalized" flavor in other countries. For example, Greek food in Germany has a decided German flavor (yuck). Our...

Review: Skippers Fish Camp: Fresh Coastal Georgia Seafood not far from I-95

Blackened Scallops
Skippers Fish Camp: Fresh Coastal Georgia Seafood Those living in this area know this restaurant. This is review is for the out-of-town or I-95 traveler. If you’re like many of us, chances are you’ve traversed the 110-some odd miles of I-95 spanning the South Carolina and Florida borders, without ever gaining a glimpse of the Georgia coast. Yet, the curious venturing...

Coastal Georgia at Sunbury: A dream stop for Foodies, Photographers, Boaters, and Historians

Georgia. The mere utterance of the name invokes images of the Deep South and Savannah, with its antebellum homes, wrought iron gates, cobblestone streets, Spanish moss and lush green scenery. However, there’s more — much more. If you’re like many of us, chances are you’ve traversed the 110-some odd miles of I-95 spanning the South Carolina and Florida borders at...

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