Ahoy! Where in the U.S. to Talk Like a Pirate

September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19 ’tis International Talk Like a Pirate Day and ye may find below favorite cities this sassy solo travel wench enjoys spending time swashbuckling for treasure and talking like a pirate.

Amelia Island, Fla. –  This Northeast Florida barrier island ran amok with pirates in the early 1800s under the Mexico flag, which was the six of eight flags to fly over the island. Visitors can see members of the opens in a new windowFernandina Pirates throughout the year but guaranteed to see them during the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival held the first full weekend in May each year.

New Orleans, La.
–  Always an enjoyable place for debauchery, I’m fascinated with the paranormal and voodoo throughout the city and hadn’t paid much attention to pirate history until I visited New Orleans during Pyrate Con in 2008. Jean Laffite is the Big Easy’s most famous pirate visitor when he landed in the city during the early 1800s.

Salem, Mass. – Primarily associated with witches, Salem has a legendary history of New England pirates dating back to the 1600s. Check out the opens in a new windowNew England Pirate Museum for a slightly hokey yet historical look at Salem’s sea robbers.

Savannah, Ga. – Pirate tales date back to the 1700s and seem to center around opens in a new windowThe Pirate’s House, now a restaurant which opened in 1753. Just a half-hour east of Savannah is Tybee Island which annually hosts opens in a new windowPirate Fest each October.

Tampa, Fla. – This really should be Southwest Florida because there’s pirate lore in my part of the world (Charlotte Harbor) up through Tampa, yet the Cigar City has embraced its pirate heritage with the annual opens in a new windowGasparilla Pirate Fest, a Mardi Gras-type city-wide celebration each January.

Now git yer opens in a new windowpirate speak on with these tips.


Author: Solo Travel Girl Admin

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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