Road Trip to History and Hospitality


Marilyn JonesI love road trips and knew I was going to love this one when I picked up my car, a 2015 Mazda CX-5, courtesy STI – The Drive Experience Co., at the Jacksonville, Florida, International Airport and headed north.

The car, with all its bells and whistles, handled beautifully as I drove north on I-95 toward my first stop – Savannah. It had been at least 20 years since I visited this southern gem and I was anxious to see her again.



It took some doing, but I finally found River Street Inn and checked in. The hotel is housed in a centuries-old building facing the Savannah River and radiates the city’s history and charm.

I headed out into the evening crowds and walked along the riverfront, stopping at shops and candy stores for a sample of fudge. The area was teeming with locals and tourists out for a night on the town. The buildings now housing the businesses once served as cotton warehouses, echoing the city’s long storied past.

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