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: 2023 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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Savannah Safety Tips in 2023

A lane in Savannah with trash cans pushed against garage doors and a bright spotlight illuminating the area. In the distance, the shadow figure of a man walking past the alley is visible

Y’all … Savannah, Georgia is such a pretty city! In fact, you might say it’s deceptively pretty. Sometimes visitors get so caught up in the charm of it all that they feel like they’ve landed in a storybook setting where nothing bad ever happens. Sorry friends, but I’m here to snap you back to reality! […]

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Tybee Island Georgia: 2023 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 spring in Savannah scene of a brick walkway surrounded by azalea bushes overflowing with pale pink and hot pink blooms

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:­čî│ The Best Time to Visit Savannah […]

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