"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

- Augustine of Hippo

" Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."

"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow."

- Anita Desai

"Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else."

- Lawrence Block


"And I think to myself, what a wonderful world."

- Louie Armstrong

We have seen places our parents could only imagine in their wildest dreams!

As we travel, we plan to fill the pages with what we learn as we explore this beautiful world and meet its magnificent people. We hope all who stumble upon these pages will enjoy what they find here and will be inspired to get out of town!

“A Child of the Sun”

In 1938, Florida Southern College was a handful of elegant brick buildings perched on a hillside overlooking Lake Hollingsworth. But, amidst the orange groves and magnolia trees, College President Dr. Ludd Spivey envisioned something far grander. He saw the setting for the first truly “American” college, a campus that did not mimic the ivy-laden halls…

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Miami Vices

You really have to give “Crawfish” Eddie Walker credit for coming up with a genius way to skirt pesky laws. In 1933, near the end of Prohibition, he built his shack on stilts above the water on the sand banks at the edge of Biscayne Bay in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Eddie was ostensibly a purveyor…

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“The view of the Earth is absolutely spectacular, and the feeling of looking back and seeing your planet as a planet is just an amazing feeling. It’s a totally different perspective , and it makes you appreciate, actually, how fragile our existence is.”    — Sally Ride — became the first American woman in space…

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Noble Ruins

Noble Jones came ashore on the coast of Georgia in 1733 with James Oglethorpe and a group of settlers from England. Noble was a thirty-one year old carpenter and physician when he arrived with his wife and two children and helped establish the settlement outside of Savannah. He was granted five hundred acres and that…

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Nightmare on King Street

  I have no idea how many times I have heard the word “dystopian” used to describe the situation in which we have found ourselves living with COVID-19. I would prefer to be using the word “nightmare.” You always wake up from a nightmare. But since I am having trouble seeing when we will wake…

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Shell Game

                     “He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.”  Probably the most famous quote attributed to Jonathan Swift, best known as the author of Gulliver’s Travels.    There were two reasons we made the short drive over to Coosaw Island to look for the…

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Grave Times, Grave Matters

“I am in this electric chair not for what I done, but for what somebody else done . . . I am about to go to eternity and I have made peace with my God. Facing eternity, I would not dare tell a lie, for I know, and you know, that nothing can save me…

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