Chantel Baul
Chantel Baul is a Savannah native with a knack for writing and an ever-growing curiosity. She received her BA in English and Professional Communications from Armstrong State University, and when she’s not writing she’s serving the country as a US Army Reserve Officer. She’s an NPR nerd/foodie with a deep passion for all things travel, sustainable living and fun.

Beach Litter Doesn’t Fight Fair: Let’s Fight Dirty

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Beach Litter Doesn’t Fight Fair: Let’s Fight Dirty Beach season is almost here, and Tybee Island is the place to spend it. Tybee boasts five pristine public beaches that await swimmers, surfers and lovers of all things fun in the sun. Warmer months draw in thousands of visitors to Savannah’s beach, and unfortunately, the increased […]

Mermaid Cottages on Tybee Island

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Tybee Island Business Spotlight: Mermaid Cottages Boasting a comfortable climate, coastal beauty and a close-knit community, Tybee Island is the ideal beach town. This charming isle features five pristine beaches, vast biodiversity and a colorful main strip with great shopping and dining along the way. People flock by the thousands to Tybee every year to […]

The Ultimate Guide to St Patrick’s Day on Tybee Island & Savannah

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The Ultimate Guide to St Patrick’s Day on Tybee Island & Savannah For most, the holiday season occurs between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, but party people observe an extended celebratory span – which involves ample opportunity to drink. After toasting the New Year, Valentine’s Day soon follows. And whether you’re wining and dining or downing […]

Tybee Island Business Spotlight: Tybee Wedding Chapel

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 Love is in the Air at the Tybee Wedding Chapel   Love is in the air, which means wedding bells are soon to follow. More so than the dress (or the suit), the colors or the cake, the location is arguably the most important decision to be made when it comes to planning your big […]

Let the Good Times Roll: Mardi Gras on Tybee Island

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Let the Good Times Roll: Mardi Gras on Tybee Island Bring on the beads because Mardi Gras is just around the corner. Fat Tuesday is slated for the thirteenth, and Tybee Island will kick off the Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday, February 10th. Our islanders are a lively bunch, and we love a good reason […]

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Tybee Business Spotlight: Latitude 32

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Tybee Business Spotlight: Latitude 32 Famous for their iconic sea turtle logo, Latitude 32 is the place to shop for leisure apparel, accessories and specialty items on Tybee Island. Owner Jennifer Drazek sought out to open up a shop that reflected the Tybee lifestyle and celebrated the island community. To that end, she debuted Latitude […]

How to Impress Your Valentine on Tybee Island

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Rife with rosy expectations of relationship bliss, Valentine’s Day is one of the most anxiety-inducing holidays that comes around each year. The pressure to create a perfect picture of romance for your loved one – and, invariably, the social media sphere – can be crippling.

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Four Reasons You’ve Got to Visit Tybee in 2018

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Four Reasons You’ve Got to Visit Tybee in 2018 2017 was a big year for Savannah’s beach, and 2018 is set to be just as great. Life is always good on the island, so if you haven’t taken a trip to Tybee in the past, be sure to include it on your list of New […]

New Year’s on Tybee Island

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New Year’s on Tybee Island   If you don’t know much about Savannah’s beach, Tybee Island, the New Year presents a timely opportunity to get acquainted with this special isle. Tybee isn’t your typical languid beach community; we know how to get festive! The island really sparkles and shines throughout the entire holiday season, but […]

Christmas Cheer in the Coastal Empire

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Kids’ Kolumn: Christmas Cheer in the Coastal Empire Remember the feeling of wonder and excitement that the Christmas season once inspired in your young heart as a child? The scents of pine trees and gingerbread cookies. The chipper music and glittering lights. The stuffed stockings and pretty presents. Children grow to love wintertime iconography and […]

Seaside Sisters Business Spotlight

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 Tybee Business Spotlight: Seaside Sisters   Known as ‘the best little shore shop on Tybee,’ Seaside Sisters is truly a unique gem for all things gift on the island. With a diverse collection of quaint and custom art, accessories, home décor and more, this blissful beach shop is the place to find local and original […]

Thrilling Things to Do This Halloween

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Kids’ Kolumn: Thrilling Things to Do This Halloween For kids throughout the country, Halloween marks the sweet start to the holiday season. Defined by costumes and candy, this kooky, creepy celebration is a fun time for communities to host haunted houses, decorate jack-o-lanterns and of course, dispense candy. Tybee Island is hosting a number of […]

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Tybee Business Spotlight: Hotel Tybee

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Tybee Business Spotlight: Hotel Tybee Steeped in a rich history that dates back to 1889, Hotel Tybee stands today as a testament to the past and a tribute to unadulterated relaxation. Though the original edifice was destroyed by fire, the Hotel Tybee that guests know and love today is well-equipped to carry on the site’s […]

Four Fests to Look Forward to in October

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Four Fests to Look Forward to in October Hurricane season definitely put up a fight, but Tybee Island is still carrying right along. Our island dwellers are a hardy bunch, and everyone is looking forward to another fantastic fall on the island, complete with the fun and festivity that is emblematic of life on Tybee. […]

Keep Kids Creative Week

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Kid’s Kolumn: Keep Kids Creative Week   Monday marked the beginning of a little-known 7-day celebration. Started in 2003 by artist Bruce Van Patter, Keep Kids Creative Week encourages communities, schools and families to support innovation and exploration among their youth. In today’s increasingly high-tech world, there are plenty of opportunities to get creative – […]

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Guide to Tybee Island Pirate Festival 2017

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2017 Tybee Island Pirate Festival Avast ye, scurvy dogs! An event of seismic proportion is drawing nearer, and it ain’t for the faint of heart. Now in its 13th year, the 2017 Tybee Island Pirate Festival will sail in on Thursday, October 5th, and the seaworthy celebration will continue all weekend long. Pirate parties, parades and […]

Savannah Jazz Festival

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Performances to Watch at the Savannah Jazz Festival   Southern falls bring in a bountiful harvest of small wonders. Among them are statuesque trees with honey-dipped leaves, sweet and warm peach ciders and a flurry of festivals. This piece is about the latter. Fall in the Lowcountry is literally full of festivities. Not one dull […]

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Things to Do this Labor Day Weekend

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Round-Up: Things to Do this Labor Day Weekend Labor Day weekend is almost here, and there’s no shortage of fun-filled festivities to be held on the island. Defined by barbecues and beach-bashes, Labor Day weekend is the final hurrah of the season right before those autumn winds start settling in. Celebrate this last stretch of […]

Savannah Gourmet Seafood Spirits Festival

Savannah Gourmet Seafood Spirits Festival

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Guide to the 2017 Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival Of course, no one ever needs an excuse to take a quick trip to Savannah. The striking beauty, the extensive history and the quintessential Southern charm are reason enough. So, the words that follow constitute a noncore argument. Still, if you happen to need some […]

Best Summer Night Hangouts

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Best Summer Night Hangouts on Tybee With pristine sand beaches and the bright, shining sun casting its glittering reflection over the great Atlantic Ocean, nothing compares to a beautiful summer day on Tybee Island. Summer is when the island is in its prime. The days are long and filled with adventure – kayaking, fishing, paddleboarding, […]

Tybee Marine Science Center

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Kids’ Kolumn: Cool Conservation at the Tybee Marine Science Center Though it might seem like a pretty long stretch for parents, the annual summer vacation doesn’t last very long for kids. Families spend the final weeks of the school year planning in giddy anticipation of the two-month long summer break – booking trips, registering for […]

North Island Surf and Kayak

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Tybee Business Spotlight: North Island Surf and Kayak Located in the heart of the Tybee Marina, just across the Lazaretto Creek Bridge, North Island Surf and Kayak is the premier watersports authority in the region. Specializing in all things surf, paddleboard and kayak, the aquatic outfitter has been facilitating adventure and exploration throughout the Georgia […]

Last-minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Last-minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas Lumped in with college graduation celebrations, prime wedding season and hype for the upcoming summer solstice, Fathers Day doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. Advertisement media channels usually pull out all the stops for the buildup to the national celebration of moms – complete with flower and jewelry ads, […]

Wet n’ Wild Summer Camps

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Kids’ Kolumn: Wet n’ Wild Summer Camps Anyone with school-aged children knows that the countdown has officially begun. We have now entered the final weeks of the 2016-2017 academic year, and our long-suffering students couldn’t be more excited. No more teachers, no more tests and, most importantly, no more homework! Just two months of pure, […]

The Deck Beach Bar & Kitchen

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Tybee Business Spotlight: The Deck Beach Bar & Kitchen Tybee is a food-lover’s paradise, flourishing with fresh seafood, classic Southern fares, captivating island views and a host of celebrated eateries where patrons can enjoy it all. Though Tybee is fortunate to have several cornerstone establishments around the isle, the local restaurant scene is dynamic. Restaurants pop […]

Mother’s Day Gifts

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 Tybee Island Mother’s Day Gift Ideas   She raised you. She loves you, and she’s been right there in your corner every step of the way. She’s your mom, and she deserves the best this Mother’s Day. Though you should celebrate and cherish your mother every moment you have, the second Sunday in May presents […]

Kids’ Kolumn: Become a Fort Pulaski Junior Ranger

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Become a Fort Pulaski Junior Ranger Warmer weather means more time spent outdoors with the ones you love. And if you have yet to pin down the details for this weekend’s family outing, you’re in for a nice surprise. This weekend presents an exciting opportunity to families looking for a fun learning experience to share. […]

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Easter Dining on Tybee

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Where to Dine this Easter A holiday for piety, pastels and painted eggs, Easter is an enjoyable time for all. Families and friends come together this day each year to celebrate and create lasting memories – many of which are shared over a nice mid morning meal. Don’t spoil your holiday by spending it bent […]

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8 Can’t-Miss Spring Events

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8 Can’t-Miss Spring Events on Tybee After a long season of disconcerting weather trends, the time has finally come to ditch that cumbersome winter coat and don your favorite sunglasses. Spring is in the air! The first of two seasons suited for exciting outdoor festivals and lazy days at the beach is finally upon us. […]

Tybee Business Spotlight: DeSoto Beach Properties

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Tybee Business Spotlight: DeSoto Beach Properties   Everyone knows that the right resting place is an integral part to the success of any vacation. And between family getaways, lovers’ retreats, friendship trips and solo staycations, booking the best billeting to accommodate your unique needs can be a major migraine-inducer. Fortunately, any escape to Tybee island […]