Jekyll Island Adventures with 100 of My Closest Friends {Video}

Remember me saying, “Don’t tell anyone about my secret island?  I just don’t want the word to get out too much, that’s all.  It’s where Superman and I first met and where we now discover Jekyll Island adventures every time we get the chance.

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Annual Jekyll Island Adventures

This wonderful getaway has become an annual trip for my family and close to 100 friends from our hometown.  Several years ago we decided to camp at Jekyll Island Campground during the Labor Day weekend with friends.  It has grown to 100 folks.  The camping lifestyle lends itself to bonds of friendship that last a lifetime.  In order to not disillusion anyone, your southern word for the day is glamping. Just wanted to be clear and not cause the misunderstanding that I was sleeping in a tent. Oh no, sister.

Glamping: verb, going camping, but with glamour. — or glamorous camping

Friday and Saturday are spent drinking lots o’ coffee, riding bikes, cruisin’ on golf carts, and hanging out on the nearby Driftwood Beach with friends. I enjoy so much just strolling along this picturesque beach while photographing the laid-back activity and God’s sunset.  It gives you a glimpse of why the string of Georgia’s Sea Islands are called the Golden Isles.

Sunday is a great day of worship at Jekyll Baptist Church and a fun day strolling with my buds through the Jekyll Island Historic District shops and Millionaire’s Village.  Update:  An entire shopping village has been built right in the center of the island (connected to the new convention center) and they are fabulous.  There are shops and restaurants that are very nice.

Jekyll Island Fun

I’ll end with a sneak peek into our adventures of buffet-style dinners, driving to worship via golf carts & our famous golf cart, night rides. Jekyll Island Georgia truly is one of my favorite places on earth.

Finding the right hotel just got a whole lot easier -
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Published on Huffington Post, Okefenokee Living Magazine, her local newspaper and more, Shan Walker is jokingly called the “Guru.” A Travel Journalist, Wife, and Mom who shares daily “how to” enjoy planning and executing EVERY single family vacation AND “how-to” find joy with your family in the cozy haven you’ve created and can’t wait to get home to!



  1. September 21, 2013 / 4:41 pm

    What a beautiful place! That sunset photo is absolutely stunning. We used to go trailer camping years ago before the word “glamping” was invented. Had some wonderful family vacations!

    • September 26, 2013 / 2:37 am

      Thank you Kathi! We LOVE RVing. It has been such an enriching and enjoyable time with our family. I plan to show many more of these memories and encourage others to try this way of ‘traveling’ too.

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