Gators and Golf: Hackers Absorb Aura at King and Prince

Earlier this week we took the shuttle over to the King and Prince golf course, located about 15 minutes from the resort. It’s one of the longer drives you can make on the island (99% of the places a visitor would want to frequent are within 5 minutes of the King and Prince Resort), yet…

First Seating: King and Prince Shows Off On Opening Night

I arrived at the King and Prince Resort on St. Simons (off the coast of Georgia) knowing that I would be participating in a Southern Culinary Showcase, but I had no idea they would put on such a performance the first night. I actually contributed to the meal – I sautéed the shrimp and prepared…

Carolina Crabbing: Sampling Soft Shells at Seaview Crab Co.

Yesterday I left Wilmington, North Carolina, and drove the five/six hours south to St. Simons, Georgia. I stopped once to grab a sandwich and a coffee, but other than that I was cruising, the windows down and the music up, the sunroof open. I must say: Subway really took me to the cleaners. It’s one…

The Feast Awaits: Southern Culinary Treats in St. Simons

Tomorrow I’ll leave our Nation’s Capital and drive south on Interstate 95, stopping overnight in Wilmington, North Carolina, before continuing on down to St. Simons off the coast of Georgia. I’ll be staying at the King and Prince Resort on St. Simons, sampling Southern cuisine of shrimp and grits, honey, pecans, peaches, and barbecue over…

Late April Southern Swing: St. Simons, Orlando, Savannah

This morning I confirmed my travel schedule for the second half of next month. Turns out it’s no joke – I am going to be one hard-working writer in April. After spending the first two weeks in Denver and Santa Barbara, I will get behind the wheel in Philadelphia and drive south for what could…

St. Maarten: Wake and Wander's New Hometown?

When I returned from Orient Beach today and took my notebook and a rum and pineapple juice down to the beach, I began to feel nostalgic about leaving tomorrow and my pen scribbled more words associated with those feelings than it did with my impressions of the nude beach I had visited just hours earlier….

Eagle Island Story Now Available on GoNOMAD

My story on my trip to Eagle Island is now available on GoNOMAD.com – head on over and check it out. Eagle Island was an amazing adventure into Southeast Georgia, where rivers snake through green swampland, gators swim in your pond, fireplaces are combined with hot tubs, and living off the land is the name…

2011 Happy Hour Spot #5: Eagle Island Dock, Georgia

In this feature (which will consist of five posts), I’ll count down my top happy hour spots of 2011 – not necessarily a bar, but absolutely a place to put your feet up over conversation and a beverage. These are places I’ve been, where I’ve laughed. Writing these pieces has been tough in terms of…

Updates: Brooklyn, Finger Lakes, St. Maarten, St. Simons

Let’s start with the bad news: My trip to Brooklyn has been canceled. Ouch, that stings considering it was so close, but no worries – I’ll have plenty of chances to make it to New York City for, at the very least, a weekend within the next couple of months. I have some good ideas…

Eagle Island: Owner Andy Hill Inspires Wake and Wander

The man said something I’ll try to remember forever: You might not be able to afford the deck today, but you can probably afford a shovel. That is obviously a rather specific statement, however I believe the concept applies all over the map: No excuses – stop waiting around for tomorrow. Get the ball rolling,…

Georgia Sunrise: Allow Me to Introduce Myself

It’s been quite a journey through Upstate New York and Southeastern Georgia (Eagle Island) – and as we’ve discussed traveling really helps out with my creative process. Here’s a new read – a fun little short story – as well as a photo of the sunrise in Georgia. If there ever comes a time when…

Sapelo Island: Wake and Wander Skinny Dips During the Day

Yesterday morning we left Eagle Island and took a boat ride down the Darien River to the Intercoastal Waterway. Owner Andy Hill offered me the helm right off the bat, and I settled into the captain’s chair with pleasure. I haven’t had much experience with motorboats (in terms of being behind the wheel, sailing has…