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.
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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 […]

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Savannah Music Festival

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5 Must-See Shows at the Savannah Music Festival In today’s sensationalized, hypersonic, social media-crazed popular culture, we seem to be losing our appreciation for real, good music. As a multifaceted genre, music has always been one of the strongest binding forces among people. Regardless of whether you know the language in which a song is […]

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Your Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

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Your Ultimate Guide to St. Patrick’s Day in the South March is a month marked by longer days, warmer winds and the world’s greatest green celebration. Let’s be honest, we can all use a little luck o’ the Irish right about now, so we’re all the more fortunate that March is finally here. While Savannah […]

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Savannah Sites to Visit This Black History Month

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Important Savannah Sites to Visit This Black History Month   Every February, we take the time to commemorate the myriad contributions of African Americans to our own diverse nation. There are several sites all around the country to recognize, explore and celebrate Black history, and Savannah, GA is certainly one of them. As one of […]

Single’s Guide to V-Day

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Single’s Guide to V-Day Weekend on Tybee For lovers across the country, Valentine’s Day weekend is a rose-tinted celebration of romance, complete with fragrant flowers, decadent chocolates, candle-lit dinners, and all the extra pomp. V-day brings with it the promise of an amorous evening spent in the warm embrace of the one you love, but […]

Savannah Restaurant Week

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Your Ultimate Guide to Savannah Restaurant Week Chantel Baul Calling all foodies: your chance to enjoy the best of the Hostess City’s culinary scene without breaking the bank is almost here. Savannah Restaurant Week is a week’s worth of prix fixe perfection. Now to February 5, 25 of Savannah’s most premier restaurants will serve patrons […]

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Where to Get Creative

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Where to Get Creative on Tybee Tybee Island isn’t just a prime destination for surfers, vacationers and retirees, the pristine barrier isle is a great place for creative minds too. The island’s natural beauty alone sparks the imagination, but Tybee has a whole lot more to offer in terms of creative places and spaces. Whether […]

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Tybee Business Spotlight: Coco’s Sunset Grille

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Tybee Business Spotlight: Coco’s Sunset Grille Named for a lovely little monkey who relished West Tybee’s breathtaking sunsets, Cocos Sunset Grille has been serving seafood lovers with the freshest local fare since Spring 2011. Almost 6 years later, Coco’s still delights diners with its laidback atmosphere and friendly service. Tybee residents and wayfarers alike celebrate […]