Georgia Warnings and Dangers

  • Harrassing the wildlife
    Harrassing the wildlife
    by grandmaR
  • Be back in time to get your ferry
    Be back in time to get your ferry
    by grandmaR
  • You don't want to see the last boat leaving you
    You don't want to see the last boat...
    by grandmaR

Georgia Warnings and Dangers

  • Not So Safe Areas

    Atlanta Warnings and Dangers

    Hi everyone, I've been reading through the post but would like to hear a more current point of view like the last two. I am planning on relocating to Atlanta to be close to family. I would like to purchase a home. From what I'm hearing Kirkwood and East Atlanta are gentrifying and have become good places to live. Obviously, you are going to have...

  • Okefenokee Swamp Park

    Waycross Warnings and Dangers

    No Pets are allowed in this park. Alligators have a big appetite for small animals. But my main warning is that the Okefenokee Swamp Park which is near Waycross is NOT the same as the National Wildlife Refuge of the same name. It is not even a State Park. There is no camping. There is a steam train tour It is at the north end of the park just...

  • Traffic & Driving

    Atlanta Warnings and Dangers

    Yea, we got honked at/almost crashed into somebody-from the SAME state[NC] as us! We went to stay in Atlanta for the Big South National Qualifier that was in the World Congress Center. But then again, you can go 80mph in a 65mph area, but there's wayy too much traffic. Atlanta¢¾

  • Parking

    Atlanta Warnings and Dangers

    Make sure you park in a designated parking area if you are inside the perimeter. If it isn't marked, then assume it isn't designated, as the towing companies & booters are always out in force. Once they have your car immobilized, you don't have much leverage. Around Midtown, Atlantic Station, Virginia-Highlands, Buckhead, Grant Park & pretty much...

  • Police

    Atlanta Warnings and Dangers

    Atlanta is the 3rd most dangerous city in the US. If you're looking for trouble here, you're probably going to find it. Most areas of the city are safe, but at night trouble spots are around major entertainment areas: Buckhead, Midtown, Underground Atlanta. I suggest going in groups or visiting only during the daytime. Women should never walk alone...

  • No-See-Ums

    In the evening near water, or in the forest (scuffling through the leaves), you may be bitten by no-see-ums. These are very tiny gnats (sand flies or biting midges) but their mouth must be bigger than they are. British folks call them punkies. Not only are they so tiny that three fit on the head of a pin, but they have a wing beat of over 1000...

  • Men that stalk single women!

    Be careful if you are a single woman walking around the airport hotel areas. The men are very forward and they don't give up. I am a flight attendant, so I'm in these areas often. I've heard of other women being followed to their rooms. So, be very careful and watch your surroundings. Ignore the men!

  • 3 Reasons to By-Pass Georgia by Boat

    1. Because of NIMBY type complaints, there is a law in Georgia making it illegal to live on a boat there. Transients don't usually have any trouble, but some marinas will not take boaters for more than 30 days in a calendar year.2. Tremendous tides which make it difficult to anchor without finding yourself aground at low tide, and also make the...

  • Severe weather

    The south gets its fair share of bad weather and extremes. In 2005, Atlanta had its first ice storm in years, shutting the city down for a full day. That summer, a severe heat wave hovered over the city and the northern part of the state, raising temperatures to practically 100 degrees and covering the area with a thick layer of smog. I was...


    As soon as you get near Atlanta buy a map. You can get a good map at any decent gas station; I suggest the Rand McNally map. Use this map to avoid ALL interstates. 8:00 am rush hour starts from 7:00 to 9:30. The 5:00 pm rush hour is between 3:00 and 6:30. Friday’s rush hour starts on Thursday and ends on Saturday. You’ve been warned!

  • Please help protect the dunes!

    Please be careful not to walk on the dune, they are protected and you can get a fine, so please use the very nice wide beach access that the island provides. Thanks for you support.

  • Avoid speaking to...

    Avoid speaking to pan-handlers. Avoid south side of downtown and points south due to seedy areas. The general rule is downtown, midtown, buckhead, and points north of these tends to have fewer problems crimewise than points south. Be careful in Buckhead....fights tend to break out at some of the nightclubs. tons of nightclubs in Buckhead, parking...


    IN SAVANNAH--IF YOU PEE IN PUBLIC, YOU WILL GO TO JAIL AND YOUR FRIENDS WILL LEAVE YOU!!--no lie--this actually happened to a good friend of mine on St. Patrick's Day--by the way, I was not one of the crappy friends who left him in jail in Savannah!

  • We went in December, close to...

    We went in December, close to Christmas, to visit elderly grandparents. The traffic was backed up so far we had to sleep( next to alot of other folks) in the car in the parking lot of a Holiday 'Inn' because there was no room in the Inn!

  • When you go out at night take...

    When you go out at night take the BIGGEST can of OFF you can buy with you. Nobody told me that in July the have misqutio the size of small dogs and in droves. On Jekyell Island at the peir we went fishing and my husbund caught a shark. This is when we found out this part of the island was the largest breeding waters for shark on hte eastern coast....


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