Charleston is the oldest city in the state of South Carolina and the second largest city in the state. It’s known as The Holy City because of the amount of churches and church steeples seen on the skyline, and also because it was one of the few cities in the founding thirteen colonies to supply….
Hilton Head Island or Hilton Head is a resort town located on an island of the same name in South Carolina. The year-round population is about 34,000 year round, but can top out around 275,000 during the summer months, when tourists flood the island city to take advantage of the 12 miles of beaches and….
Savannah, Georgia was founded in 1733 and is an old city, and it is steeped in history. The city has one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States, and the Savannah of today is an industrial center and a very important Atlantic seaport. Summers in Savannah tend to be humid with….
Brunswick Georgia is a port city, located right on the Gulf of Mexico. The city has the lowest elevation in Georgia; it’s only 10 feet above sea level. It has a long history of hurricane damage; one of the past most damaging never even made landfall; Brunswick was flooded in 1893 when a Category 3….
Perdido Beach is located on the northern shore of Perdido Bay, in Baldwin County, Alabama, and just recently became a town on June 10 of 2009. The fantastic growth in Baldwin County in recent years spurred this action; several coastal cities had been looking at incorporating Perdido Beach into their townships, and the local beach….
Orange Beach is part of the Alabama Gulf Coast, right on the Gulf of Mexico. Tourism is big business there: Orange Beach has championship golf courses, and fishing charters are a big attraction, along with the dolphin sightseeing tours offered with some of these charters. It’s a wonderful area, and a great place to live,….
Dauphin Island is a barrier island right on the Gulf of Mexico. It has fine beaches, lots of tourists, and fishing is, of course, a popular activity in the waters around the island. The island is connected to mainland Alabama by the Gordon Persons Bridge. The island has several bird sanctuaries, because Dauphin Island is….
New Brunswick and the Canadian Atlantic waters are threatened by an average of six tropical storms a year, some of them of hurricane force. Because of the devastation caused by the high winds and excessive rain that often come with these extreme events, knowing exactly when and where they will strike is vital. If you….
New Brunswick is one of Canada’s three Maritime provinces. It has a significant seacoast, and is the gateway to Atlantic Canada. Tourism is a big part of the economy, and whale-watching is a huge draw. Because the Bay of Fundy in southwestern New Brunswick is such a rich feeding ground, it is one of the….
Because Nova Scotia extends far into the ocean, it’s one of the warmest places in Canada. The ocean helps to moderate the temperature, and thus Nova Scotia doesn’t have an extreme range of temperatures. It has a long, late summer with warm temperatures. Because it protrudes out into the Atlantic, it is prone to tropical….