The Best Warm-Weather Destinations for a Winter Vacation in the United States

6. St. Simons Island, Georgia

Another gorgeous island that doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves is St. Simons Island – it’s one of four islands that make up the Golden Isles off the southeastern coast of Georgia. The island itself is less than 18 square miles and is easily traversed by bike; there are plenty of places that rent beach-cruiser bikes for a small daily fee.

There are several golf courses on the island, but if you’re not hitting the green, you can explore the islands salt marshes, walk along the white sand beaches, then tuck into some incredible seafood at restaurants like Crabdaddy’s Seafood Grill, where they’re known for their legendary shrimp and grits.

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7. Savannah, Georgia

Another fantastic vacation destination in Georgia is Savannah – a riverside city with a ton of historical ambiance. It’s one of the few major cities in the South that wasn’t completely destroyed in the Civil War, which means that the city contains some of the oldest examples of antebellum architecture in the country.

It has a reputation for being a laid-back vacation destination, but the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (originally published in 1994, with a movie made in 1997) has given the town an air of mystery. If you’re a fan of the book, make sure to check out Bonaventure Cemetery, which is filled with ancient graves draped with trailing Spanish moss.

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8. Port Isabel, Texas

Port Isabel is located just across the border from Mexico along the balmy Gulf of Mexico coastline. The town may be small, but it has some of the best weather in the country and excellent views of the gulf shore. One of the town’s most popular tourist sites is the Port Isabel Lighthouse, which was built on the site of a Mexican village dating back to the 1700s.

The area just offshore is known for being popular with dolphins, and there are a few different places in town where you can get up close and personal with these friendly ocean creatures. If you prefer making friends with feathery animals, the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center is a great place for a hike, and you can also spot plenty of unusual and colorful birds.

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Mini Guide to South Africa

South Africa is the southernmost country in the African continent with a population of approximately 56 million people (24th most populous nation). It has a coastline of nearly 2,800 kilometers being part of both the Indian and Atlantic Ocean. It has a difficult history of racial segregation (apartheid) and massive inequality, despite having the seventh…

The Best Coffee Roasters in the USA

While it’s true that most coffee beans come from farms in Africa and South America, there are plenty of American coffee roasters who are doing amazing things with these beans and turning them into unique products with a little time, patience, and heat. Today, we’re going to explore the best coffee roasteries in the United States, and how you can find their beans. If you’re a coffee fan, make sure to keep this list handy when you’re planning your next vacation as a bag of freshly-roasted coffee is a great souvenir.

Picture Perfect Places to Say “I Do”

Your wedding day should be memorable, as it’s the day you’ve probably been thinking of for years. Getting married abroad is perhaps the best way to ensure that your wedding is perfect, free of the distractions that come with a local wedding. And afterward, the location you pick will hold a special place in your heart.