The average person has a misconception about travel writers and press trips. Many people think that we lounge around on an exotic beach somewhere sipping fru-fru drinks and getting poolside massages.
Well, okay, sometimes that happens, but me – I like to explore some unlikely places. I was invited to check out a little place called Eagle Island, located in coastal Georgia near the town of Darian.
The invitation was to spend a few days enjoying the property, exploring the area, and cooking a few meals with potential new friends (who also happened to be travel writers). Yes, this is what I do. I leave my family, hop on a plane, and spend a few days with total strangers that somehow end up being like new family members when the trip is over.
I’m not that big of a cook, as my family will tell you, so my contribution to the Eagle Island pantry was a few bottles of wine and various cheeses.
Eagle Island was like stepping onto the set of Swiss Family Robinson. The property will allow little ones, but my recommendation is to leave them somewhere else. This place is more suited to families with upper elementary age kids and older. It is fantastic for a group of friends (gals and/or guys), weddings, family reunions, or couples seeking solitude.
Cell phones work, as does internet, but I would go completely unplugged if I were you. Bring the bug spray, fixings for food, and your favorite libation. Everything else is there waiting for you to experience this relaxing, coastal getaway.
Here’s an episode of my new, homemade travel show: Press Trip. You’ll see just how goofy I really am IRL, but most important, you’ll get a glimpse of what a trip to Eagle Island and PrivateIslandsofGeorgia.com is all about – relaxation and fun.
On a side note, just after the kayak excursion in this video, I had an interview (for that website I shall not mention) where I didn’t quite make it to the dock. You can hear it on MediaBlather. If you can’t see the video below, you can watch it on Shannon Hurst Lane’s YouTube channel.
Special thanks to Leigh Cort Publicity and Captain Andy Hill.