Years ago I traveled by car to over 300 marinas in New England and Canada to update a cruising guide book. (Now I get to go by sea which will provide a totally different perspective.) As I started talking to marina managers, one of the questions I asked was what makes them unique. After a few stares, I quickly learned nobody really knows how to answer this question. However, when I asked specifically what makes them
Posted in SmyrnaLife Magazine 2014 Nov/Dec Vol. 2 – Issue 1 under DayTrip After weeks of driving by the sign for Bulow Plantation, I finally turned down the dirt road to see what it was all about. Out of the car the ruins glowed in front of me in all its glory. The way the sunshined on the stones made it seem so mystical. I just had to go back to the car and get my
Pulling up in front of the Aloft BWI Hotel it looked no different than any other hotel. Your typical beige concrete front, six floors, lots of windows, circular driveway under an awning that leads you to the front door. Lots of cars parked around providing the look and feel of a full house. Luckily, there was a parking spot right next to the front door. More importantly, I didn’t have to move my car again
It felt like home. Maybe it was the ocean all around me, serenity in the air, or both. Just before 2pm my car passed Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island greeted us. Another 15 minutes found me standing in line at registration for the King and Prince Hotel. My first tour was in less than ½ hour with the Light House Trolley and 9 other travel writers here for the press trip to the island.
The Three Magicians of Palm Coast presented their second Magic Show at the Fair Trade Café with special guest Sean Sotaridona. Sean Sotaridona, age 12, is a student at Indian Trails Middle School and the youngest member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM)* Ring 251 in Palm Coast. At age six he learned his first magic trick. For the past three years, Sean has done a few stage performances, coins tricks and his favorite card