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Chincoteague, VA – Things to Do & Travel Guide
Chincoteague, Virginia is one of the mid-Atlantic’s hidden gems. Shadowed by Ocean City, Maryland, Chincoteague (also called Chincoteague Island) a small town located on the Atlantic Ocean. Like neighbouring Assateague Island, Maryland, Chincoteague is known for its wild ponies and the annual pony swim (details below). We opted to visit Chincoteague as a social distancing trip and it became one of my favourite places on the eastern shore.
A little bit of history: Despite being named after the Chincoteague tribe, Native Americans are not known to have inhabited this specific area. Very few European settlers lived on Chincoteague Island, which … Continue reading
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Swimming with Manatees in Crystal River, Florida
Want to hear something cool? Crystal River is home to hundreds of manatees. Yes, a small town on Florida’s western coast houses springs that are warm all year long, allowing manatees to escape the cold waters of the Mexican Gulf during the wintertime. That means that hundreds of manatees come flocking in to live in warm waters and people are easily able to go see them!
The peak of this phenomenon is November-March. I happened to be in Crystal River in late May, which was a bit of a bummer since most manatees have already left. Though a few pregnant … Continue reading
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Highlight: Savannah – Things to Do & Travel Guide
I’ve driven through Savannah a few times and even though my experience included a really weird two hours, I was eager to go back and really get to know the city. Considering my initial experience, I found that there was a lot I didn’t know about Savannah and it’s a really great place to visit!
A little bit of history: Savannah as we know it was founded in 1733 by General James Oglethorpe (a huge name in Savannah). Its location was chosen as a buffer between the English colonies up north and the Spanish colonies up south. Savannah was … Continue reading
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