This past weekend, I traveled to Savannah, Georgia and Tybee Island. I had to go to Statesboro to tour Georgia Southern University, so we decided to make a weekend trip out of the event. Also, almost all photos in this post were taken on my iPhone!
Wormsloe Historic Site // How gorgeous are these live oaks?! I have seen the Wormsloe historic site all over post cards & tourist brochures in Savannah and have always wanted to see this lovely site in person. If you're ever in Savannah, you must go! Watch the video to really see the beauty. I drove the jeep (his name is Rebel #hottytoddy) down to Savannah and am so glad I did as it makes driving on gravel & mud so much easier. You really can travel anywhere with Jeep.
Mother and Sons Restaurant // This restaurant is owned by Paula Dean and it's awesome! I was expecting the food to be overpriced, but it was really quite reasonable and delicious to say the least. The first dish shown is a crab sandwich and the second is scallops (highly recommend both). You'll soon notice a trend (I LOVE crab meat).
Broughton Street // This is THE street for shopping in Savannah; they have everything. Upon planning what to do in Savannah, I didn't even know this street existed because I really wasn't looking to shop. I am really glad that I happened to stumble upon it. Broughton Street has a Lilly store, Kate Spade, Kendra Scott, J. Crew, Threads, Southern shops (think Barbour, Patagonia, Southern Proper, etc.), Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, and much more. My red cowboys boots are by Ariat and I love them!! I wear them as much as my brown cowboy boots as I find red goes with almost everything.
Georgia Southern // The initial reason I went on this excursion was to tour Georgia Southern, and to my surprise I fell in love!! I never would have applied to this school unless my friend hadn't recommended GSU after he toured. Statesboro is in the middle of nowhere, which is one of the things I wanted for college. I've grown up in the suburbs of Atlanta, but my father grew up on a farm in Illinois. Whenever my family and I go home to visit Illinois, I do really enjoy the small town feel. GSU has awesome programs for PR and fashion merchandising, football, and greek life, which is exactly what I want. I also adored Savannah and Tybee Island which are an hour from Southern. Fun Fact: Luke Bryan graduated from GSU.
I have been set on Ole Miss for the past few years, but GSU is the next best thing as they're very similar. Ironically, I talked to a sales associate at Kate Spade who majored in fashion merchandising and she was set to go to Ole Miss but decided on GSU last minute because it was closer to home and loved it. I think this was God giving me the sign that I am going to be happy wherever I end up. For anyone else stressed with college, just trust the process and know that everything happens for a reason; let go and let God.
Tybee Island // There's not a whole not to do in Tybee besides eat and relax on the beach, but Savannah is half an hour away. Sadly, it started raining right when I went to the beach, but I did get this cool photo from Rebel's window.
The Crab Shack // The dish shown above is deviled crab. Yes, I did eat crab two days in a row (it's my favorite), and I was at the crab shack. I highly recommend dining here if you're in Tybee. I always check ratings on FourSquare, Yelp, and TripAdvisor before dining or doing anything no matter where I am. This life is beautiful and I always try to get the most out of it by experiencing the best things life has to offer. I can do a whole series on travel and trip planning if you enjoyed this, just let me know. ;)
Have you ever been to Savannah, Georgia or Tybee Island? If so, let me know what I should do next time I am in the area!