Think of travel along the crescent of the southeastern seaboard coastline that stretches oceanside from Georgetown, South Carolina through Savannah and the Golden Isles of Georgia to New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The multi-lane, frenetic pace of I-95 may first come to mind.We invite you to think again. For here, hugging the true Atlantic coastline paralleling I-95 are the old coastal highways US Highway 17 and Florida State Road A1A, crosscut with meandering byways. These beguiling back roads are a pleasurable passage to the incredibly rich American heritage of intriguing history, diverse cultures and incomparable natural beauty.With the completion of I-95, travelers gained speed and interchanges thick with commerce. Lost was the interchange between people, cultures and experiences. Tantalizingly close to the reach of the superhighways lay America–less hurried, more enriching–and its homespun fabric, spread delicately along the supporting network of less familiar lanes.Yes, the pace on these ribbon roadways is decidedly slower. But there is so much along the way to be absorbed and encountered...
This region along the crescent of the southeastern seaboard coastline stretches
oceanside and “in-land” thru Georgia, S.C.& Fla. The traveler is invited to exit off Interstate 95 to explore an incredibly rich American heritage of intriguing history, diverse cultures and incomparable natural beauty in this tri-state region. Southern Passages immerses the traveler in centuries of history and culture, a deep reverence for times past and rich traditions
With the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War beginning in 2011, now is the perfect time to explore the Georgia Coast's Civil War history.