The excellent, quirky, dicey, unusual, cheap, up-and-coming, internationally recognized, adventure of CouchSurfing
Picture this: you go online to check your e-mail, and find a message from a total stranger. He lives in another city—better yet, a foreign country. He’s coming to the U.S. in a few weeks and plans on spending time in Savannah. He’d really like to save some money on hotels—plus, everyone knows it’s always preferable to have a friendly local show you around a new town. With that in mind, he heard you might have a couch or a spare bed available. Could he crash with you for a couple of days?
Category: Activities, Entertainment
Tags: Couchsurfing, hobbies, mexico, Peru, Savannah, Traveling, USA
Deep in the backwoods of Georgia, equipped with nothing but his creativity and a chainsaw, Thomas Bland creates massive pieces of art. A forester by trade, he’s spent his whole life sizing up logs and lumber, but now he looks at trees from a new perspective
Category: Art, Culture, Lifestyle, People
Tags: Art, Georgia, hobbies, Sculptures, Wood
Got a few days to get out on the water?
Try one of these semi-secret sailing spots right here along Savannah’s coast
Category: Lifestyle, People, Travel
Tags: hobbies, sailing, Savannah's Coast, Traveling, Willmington River
Can’t afford a yacht? Build your own.
If you thought racing yachts was strictly the province of Fortune 500 CEOs, the salty dogs at the Sun City Model Yacht Club would beg to differ.
Yes, model yachts—miniature versions of the real thing.
The Sun City Model Yacht Club started nearly 13 years ago in the Sun City community, an upscale 55-and-over retirement community in nearby Bluffton. The group sails two types of boats: an East Coast 12 Meter (5 feet long by 6 feet high, weighing 26 pounds) and a Soling One Meter (1 foot long by 4 feet high, weighing 10 pounds).
The club has 32 members and sails four days a week on Lake Somerset, competing in spring, summer and fall series. In addition, the club hosts two regattas.
Category: Aug/Sep 09, The Magazine
Tags: Event, hobbies, sailing, yachting