Jane Keeler

Jane Keeler is an avid traveler, blogger, and amateur photographer. She currently lives in High Springs, Florida, with her numerous cats and dogs, and teaches English as a second language to international students at the University of Florida.

Raised on Rice: The Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

Brunswick, Georgia

Cotton may have become king in the South, but the great rice plantations had a royalty all their own

The Ghost Town of Ellaville

Ellaville, Florida

Once the site of a large, bustling community, a massive commercial enterprise, and the residence of a former governor, Ellaville is now hardly a skeleton of what she used to be

One Man’s Castle, Another Man’s Cottage: Carnegie’s Cumberland Island

Cumberland Island, Georgia

It’s been a playground for the wealthy and a happy home for wild horses—Cumberland Island is a peaceful paradise waiting to be discovered and enjoyed by many more

Okefenokee, Artichokee: Southern Swampland at Its Best

Folkston, Georgia

Straddling the Georgia-Florida border, the Okefenokee Swamp and National Wildlife Refuge is 480,000 acres of pure-D awesomeness

Florida’s Original Tourist Attractions: The Spring Resorts

White Springs, Suwannee Springs, Worthington Springs, and Hampton Springs, Florida

The hot spot in the Sunshine State a century ago? Neither beaches nor Disney, of course, but the magical springs that promised every cure under the sun