Brunswick Islands, N.C. – Five quaint islands for family beach fun

North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands – five barrier islands featuring six quaint island towns - make for a sweet Atlantic Coast beach escape that you’ll want to return to with your family time and again. This sliver of North Carolina coastline offers plenty of space to relax, explore and enjoy time with family – whether you are visiting for a weekend or a week. Plan to hop between the islands to enjoy 45-miles of south-facing beaches along this historic Atlantic coastline. I visited North Carolina's Brunswick Islands in October – here [...]

April 16th, 2017|Categories: By the Sea, North Carolina|Tags: |

Jekyll Island, Georgia – Biking fun along Georgia’s Atlantic Coast

Jekyll Island’s family-friendly bike trails are well-marked and steer clear of traffic. (Photo: Jenni Veal) Jekyll Island, Georgia, is so much more than just a family beach escape. Twenty-five miles of bike trails wind throughout the island and along its Atlantic beaches, highlighting its protected and historic landscape and all the family adventure to be found there. A Georgia State Park, development of Jekyll Island is limited to just 35 percent of the available land area to preserve the critical barrier island ecosystem. The island is home to a number of sea turtle [...]

August 25th, 2015|Categories: By the Sea, Georgia|Tags: , |