Southern Spring Travels {Savannah, Tybee, Beaufort}

This Spring Break, I feel in love...

With a house. A region. And two towns, in particular.

Yup, it was a big week. 

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Welcome to Sundew Cottage on the ecclectic island of Tybee, Savannah's beach town. 

We knew we wanted to explore Savannah with the kids, but also wanted to squeeze in a little beach time, if we could. Staying in this adorable cottage was just a perk that came along with the trip, but truth be told, it was much more than a perk - more like a highlight! 

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The screened-in porch being the true gem of the cottage - Great for sun drenched mornings, afternoon naps, family dinners and chilly evenings, too! 

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We explored Savannah by day, dining out and taking in all the city had to offer than slipped back to the cottage in the late afternoon to enjoy a dip in the pool, cook a meal in the gourmet kitchen and enjoy a glass of wine (or two) by the fire at night. It was truly delighful.

Some of the highlights from Tybee were: the Social club for Blue Grass Brunch, The Cafe & Bakery on 80 for take away lunch, The Crab Shack for creekside dining, Wiley's Championship BBQ for really good ribs, and Scuba Steve's Seafood for shrimp right off the boat. Honorable mention to Gerald's Pig & Shrimp, which was closed when we tried to go, but looked so fun!

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We spent a couple of days wondering through Savannah - taking in the squares, the architecture, the atmosphere and, of course, all the good eats!

Most notably, we enjoyed the Old Savannah Trolley Tour, which was a great way to keep the kids engaged while we explored the whole historic area. The kids also loved the Dolphin Magic Tour on the river, which allowed us to view the two local forts and the Tybee lighthouse.

For lunches we enjoyed the Old Pink House as well as The Little Duck Diner. Of course, no trip to Savannah would be complete without a visit to Leopold's for ice cream made the old fashioned way. Special shout out to The Grey, which we wanted to try but just couldn't make it work. 

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Our last day was a dreary, rainy one - we decided to skip town early and head home, but first ... a detour! Not just any detour, only the best detour to date - to Beaufort, SC. What a cute little waterfront town!!

We only stopped in for a couple of hours, just enough to grab a great lunch at the Wren, walk the main street and take a driving tour of the historic district - including the house from the Big Chill! Next time we'd love to take the historic home tour via horse drawn carriage, Southern Rose Buggy Tours.

We had such a nice time touring this lovely area of the South that we're already making plans for another get away. And, of course, it's inspiring a project at home too!

More to come...