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01: Virginia: Williamsburg to Assateague Island
This journey starts in Williamsburg before moving on to the James River and the plantation houses along its banks. Downstream is Jamestown where early English settlers arrived in the 17th century. From there we head to the historical site of Yorktown where the English surrendered to George Washington. Then, to the wild Peninsula of creeks and marshes at Assateague Island with its wild horses.
02: North Carolina: Corolla to New Bern
This journey begins in Corolla, a magnificent holiday destination at the northern end of the Outer Banks, a string of islands and peninsulas. Heading west, we reach Bull Neck Swamp Research Forest. Once stripped by loggers, it’s now a conservation center. Finally, we head inland to New Bern, one of America’s oldest towns, and the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola.
03: Tennessee: Memphis to Nashville
This journey starts in Tennessee at the sprawling urban array of Memphis, where we follow American military jets before traveling to Shiloh, a commemorative site of a gruesome battle of the American Civil War. There stands a towering memorial to fallen soldiers. We then head to the Rattle and Snap Plantation, a Greek Revival mansion, and end our journey in the state capital of Nashville.
04: Georgia: Fort Pulaski to Okefenokee Swamp
This journey begins around the coastal plains of Georgia, with a landmark in military history at Fort Pulaski. We visit the nearby historic city of Savannah and then head south to another stronghold from the American Civil War, Fort McAllister. Continuing through the wetlands of the Altamaha River we arrive at Blackbeard Island, the supposed site of the infamous pirate's buried treasure.
05: South Carolina: Myrtle Beach to Strom Thurmond Lake
This journey begins at Myrtle Beach in the northeast corner of the state where we follow the resort coastline before turning inland across forest and farmland towards one of America’s best known road houses: South of the Border. From there we take a look at Woodburn Plantation, an historic fort at Ninety Six before ending the journey at the beautiful Strom Thurmond Lake.