Tangier Island, Virginia sits out in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and is home to about four hundred residents. Quite a few of them are direct descendants of the original families who first settled this island in the 1600s. They speak a unique dialect which is heard nowhere else in America. It is a magical place where time seems to have stood still. People navigate around the island in golf carts. Crab fishing is, and always was, the main occupation here. Today Tangier Island struggles to keep its land which little by little has eroded into the Chesapeake. Well over half of its landmass is now gone. I wholeheartedly recommend a trip to this tiny gem of a place, where you can take in the charm of its friendly people, quaint old cottages surrounded by picket fences, marshy expanses full of shorebirds, and dine on some of the freshest crabmeat to be found! Tangier Island is accessible via ferry boat from Crisfield, Maryland on the eastern shore or from Onancock, Virginia on the west.