Wanderlust reader event: Discover Georgia, USA's unspoilt and undiscovered coastline

Wanderlust reader event: Discover Georgia, USA's unspoilt and undiscovered coastline

Company name: Wanderlust
Date: 14 December 2021
Start time: 6:30 PM (UK time)
Price: Free

Stretching 177km from Tybee Island and the city of Savannah down to Cumberland Island on the Florida border, Georgia’s coast is a picturesque region that perfectly blends historic cities and towns with vast stretches of wildlife-filled marshland.

Georgia’s coast is home to 14 barrier islands, four of which are major islands accessible by car, while the remainder can be reached by boat and offer virtually unspoiled natural escapes.

Among the treasures found along the way are The Golden Isles, consisting of St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island, Little St. Simons Island, and the mainland city of Brunswick. Here pristine stretches of marshland, punctuated by small islands known as hammocks, define the breathtaking landscape and create the appearance of a continuous stretch of land reaching out to the barrier islands. Visit for serene nature, an abundance of wildlife, eco-resorts, and plenty of warm Georgia hospitality.

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6.30pm, 14 December 2021

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You’re invited to embark on a virtual journey along the Georgia coastline, uncovering this lesser-known region of the American South. With the help of our panel of experts, learn how best to explore the region during an evening event that promises to excite, engage, and inspire.

The evening will begin with an introduction from our very own Lyn Hughes before handing over to the experts including award-winning travel writer Aaron Millar who will talk about his recent experience of travelling down the Georgia coast. There’ll be a leading UK tour operator on hand in the chat box to answer all of your burning questions.

About the speakers

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Aaron Millar is an award-winning British travel writer and regular contributor to Wanderlust. Passionate about discovering the stories of locals he meets on his travels, Aaron specialises in authentic, sustainable, active, and nature-based travel and has recently visited the Georgia coastline discovering destinations including the city of Savannah together with Sapelo, Little St Simons, Cumberland, and Jekyll Islands.

 

 

 

 

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Mark Jaronski is the Deputy Commissioner of Explore Georgia, the tourism division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. In this role, he oversees the state’s official destination marketing organisation. Hailing from Florida and with 25-years’ experience of the travel and tourism industry, Mark has chosen to make Georgia his home for the last five years and is passionate about spreading the word about its diverse offering.

 

 

 

 

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Stacia Hendricks has been privileged to call the Georgia coast her home since 1984. After serving as the Naturalist Manager with the Lodge on Little St. Simons (LSSI) from 2008 to 2020, she now serves as the Director of Special Projects. Prior to LSSI, she worked as an interpretive naturalist with Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island and with the Sea Island Company at the Cloister Hotel and the Lodge at Cabin Bluff. Stacia is a graduate of the University of West Florida with her BS in Biology.

She serves on the Coastal Advisory Council with GA DNR, on the education task force with the St. Simons Land Trust, is an advisor with GA Audubon and serves on an advisory council with Manomet.  She is an alumnus and former board member of IGEL (The Institute of Georgia Environmental Leadership). 

 

 

undefinedCath Pusey is the Product Director at America As You Like It where she has worked for 20 years. Cath has travelled throughout the US both for business and pleasure, first visiting Georgia while on an Amtrak journey around the States in 1993. She has travelled back to Georgia many times since, and loves talking about the state and assisting people put together their own tailor-made holidays.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lyn Hughes is the founding editor of Wanderlust, an award-winning writer and named as one of the ‘50 Most Influential People in Travel’ by The Times. Lyn strongly believes in tourism as a force for good, benefiting local communities, wildlife and the natural world.