Erin Clarkson

Erin authored the Savannah First-Timer's Guide and loves helping first-time visitors plan their trips. She lives in the artsy Starland District and enjoys exploring Savannah's hidden gems, as well as the surrounding Lowcountry.

Hilton Head Island: A First-Timer’s Guide

Peaceful sunset in pale pink, yellow, and blue hues on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the South Carolina Lowcountry — and for good reason! The island has clean beaches, loads of incredible seafood restaurants, golf courses galore, and plenty of family-friendly outdoor activities. It’s also a great place to take a multi-generational family vacation, since Hilton Head has […]

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Tybee Island Georgia: A First-Timer’s Guide

Peering through grassy beach dunes towards the Tybee Island lighthouse with a beautiful peach and pink sunset in the background

Tybee Island is one of 14 barrier islands along the beautiful Georgia Coast. Famed for its laid-back beaches, a picturesque back river area, and its somewhat turbulent history, there’s plenty to do on Tybee Island for beach goers, active travelers, and history buffs alike! Tybee is also one of the closest beaches to Savannah, since […]

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17 Top Museums in Savannah

Front-facing shot of Engine #223 with its headlight glowing and the numbers 223 in white text against a red backdrop surrounded by a gold circle

One of the biggest perks of living in a city with such a rich history is that we have more than our fair share of incredible museums! To help you decide which museums in Savannah are “must visits,” I’ve divvied them up by type below and have listed my top choices in each category. If […]

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Spring in Savannah: A Photo Essay

A brick sidewalk in Savannah surrounded on both sides by oversized azalea bushes overflowing with pink blossoms

Spring in Savannah is one of the most popular times of year to visit, and it only takes one look at the photos to understand why! Between the azaleas, climbing roses, jasmine, magnolias, and agapanthus, Savannah is bursting with color all season long. You might also be interested in:🌳 The Best Time to Visit Savannah […]

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