Including Hilton Head
By Jim Morekis
First Edition, May 2015
Price: $17.99 USD
Travel writer and Savannah native Jim Morekis shares the must-see sights and local secrets of Savannah, from the classic charm of River Street to the waters around the Golden Isles—a perfect destination for kayakers. Morekis suggests excursions to the verdant expanse of Forsyth Park and the historic Fort Pulaski National Monument. Including expert advice on walking the squares of Savannah’s Historic District and exploring the old-school-meets-cutting-edge Telfair Museums, Moon Savannah gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and helpful maps.
Maybe it’s because he was born in the same hospital as Flannery O’Connor, but there’s no doubt that Jim Morekis has writing in his blood. As longtime editor-in-chief of the weekly newspaper Connect Savannah, the University of Georgia graduate has written about and experienced pretty much every cultural happening in the area. He credits his love of travel to his mother, Elizabeth, who was John Berendt’s travel agent during his stint in Savannah while writing Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
As for the ongoing debate over which city is better, Charleston or Savannah, Jim calls it a tie: Charleston has better long-term planning, but Savannah has to-go cups (allowing anyone to explore the Historic District with a beer or cocktail in hand).