Category Archives: USA – The South

Barnsley Gardens Resort: A Fantastic Fairytale Retreat

By Charlene & Richard Mixa

A Magical English Village Resort in the Georgia

The English-style cottages surrounded by lush landscaping create a 19th century English Village.

The English-style cottages surrounded by lush landscaping create a 19th century English Village.

Hidden in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia is a mystical wonderland, where a Fairy Godmother makes wishes and dreams come true. Where a Prince saves a legendary estate and with a magical touch creates an enchanting English Village. Travel with us for a dreamlike visit to the fairytale retreat of Barnsley Gardens Resort, just an hour north of Atlanta. Continue reading

Apalachicola: A Town Time “Almost” Forgot

By: Charlene & Richard Mixa

Explore and Enjoy: “A different time, place and way of life”

View of Apalachicola from Scipio Creek

View of Apalachicola from Scipio Creek

Step back in time where the pace is a little slower, away from the crowds at Florida’s theme parks and beaches. Find a special place where seafood reigns, friendliness and graciousness is a way of life, history is proudly preserved, and miles of serene natural beaches are among America’s best. Welcome to Apalachicola on Florida’s “Forgotten Coast.” Far from a typical “tourist town”, Apalachicola is a charming mix of eclectic and discretely sophisticated locally owned shops, restaurants, and galleries among former 19th century granite cotton warehouses, ship’s stores, and old net factories all set along its working waterfront. Continue reading

Savvy Savannah

By Charlene & Richard Mixa An Alluring Southern City

Savannah's Historical River Street

Savannah’s Historical River Street

A vibrant city with a rich southern history and charm sits on the bluffs of the Savannah River. Georgia’s “First City” is dynamic as it entices and lures visitors to return again and again. Blending culture and heritage with the bizarre, Savannah is an exciting place to visit. Whether walking the beautiful squares, listening to music at Market Square, shopping in unique upscale shops in the Historic District, roaming large antique stores, strolling along River Street, taking a tour, or partaking of great southern food, Savannah is fascinating. Continue reading

“A Gulf Coast Paradise” Longboat Key, FL

By Charlene S. Mixa

Get Relaxed, Refreshed and Rejuvnated!

View from Suite at The Longboat Key Club

View from Suite at The Longboat Key Club

Sarasota, FL and Her Islands are a perfect paradise playground – from satiny white sandy beaches to abundant cultural amenities to outdoor recreational opportunities available year-round. Her Islands include the famous Longboat Key, Lido Key, and Siesta Key, each offering its unique blend and personality for a vacation retreat on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Continue reading

Enticing St. Simons Island

By Charlene S. Mixa A great get-a-way in the Golden Isles of Georgia!

Sunset of Sidney Lanier Bridge

Sunset of Sidney Lanier Bridge

Step into a calmer way of life with cool ocean breezes, canopies of moss draped oak trees, vast marshlands, and sandy beaches. Relax in the beauty of Georgia’s St. Simons Island. Learn the enticing history of this charming barrier island. Enjoy southern hospitality. Many travelers speed through Georgia on I-95 going north or south to a destination, by-passing an experience of Georgia’s coast and its enticing Golden Isles. Continue reading