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South East USA

Traveller Megan McCormick takes a trip to the South East States of America. It’s a place where tobacco farms and cotton fields dot the countryside, and breathtaking views of Megan admires the view from McAfee's Knobthe Appalachian Mountains provide a backdrop for the colonial houses of the cities.

Megan begins in historic CharlestonSouth Carolina. She stays in a typical colonial home before setting off to discover a local cotton plantation. After a hard day in the field, Megan can’t think of anything better than a spot of shagging. The Shag is the state dance, proudly performed at JB Pivots Beach Club.

After visiting a third generation tobacco farm in StauntonVirginia, it’s off to the Virginia State Fair for some pig racing, fast food eating and a demolition derby.

Slowing down the pace, Megan heads off into the peace and solitude of the Appalachian Trail – a 2,160-mile trail that runs from Georgia, through fourteen states, ending in MaineThe Appalachian TrailShe hikes to McAfee’s Knob to enjoy an unforgettable view of the Virginia countryside. Switching gears, Megan rents a classic car and heads along Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park.

To experience the history of the area, Megan visits Stanardsville to see a Civil War battle re-enactment. On March 1st, 1864 General George Armstrong Custer and his men were burning and looting their way through Virginia. The Southern Confederate Cavalry caught up with them and waged the Battle of Stanardsville, ultimately forcing Custer and his men back to the North.

FayettevilleWest Virginia is home to the second highest bridge in America. Since 1980 Base jumpers have come from all over the USA to hurl themselves from its heights. Strange, but nothing compared to what’s awaiting Megan at Thistle Dew Farms. Here Megan sits back and enjoys the honey while others cover themselves in bee beard.

Megan interviews a base jumper in FayettevilleMegan makes the journey to Moundsville, home of the West Virginia State Penitentiary. She meets up with an ex-prison warden and contemplates spending a night behind bars, in the most original hotel in town.

From here, it’s on to Georgia. The town of Plain is home to ex-President Jimmy Carter and the Peanut Festival. After some baseball with President Carter, born-to-be-a-belle, Megan sets off to Savannah to test her etiquette as a debutante.

She ends her trip on the beaches of Tybee Island, where the locals come to wash away their sins.

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