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.

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 […]

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Christmas Day Meals

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Christmas Day Meals on Tybee Island After the enormous effort of Thanksgiving Dinner, you might not be thrilled to turn around just four weeks later and prepare another gargantuan feast for Christmas. Whether you’re burnt out from Turkey Day, unprepared for Christmas or simply would rather have someone else worry about the food, Tybee’s got […]

Winter on Tybee

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7 Things to Do this Winter on Tybee You don’t need a forecast to tell you that things are starting to cool way down. Although the solstice is still more than a week away, we can go ahead and agree that winter is pretty much here. While temperatures across the country may dip below freezing, […]

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Holiday Events in Savannah

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7 Can’t-Miss Holiday Events in Savannah Savannah, Tybee’s mainland neighbor, is a beautiful place to visit year-round, but the Hostess City really comes to life during the holiday season. Southern charm, Christmas cheer and enviably warmer weather converge to create a wintertime atmosphere like none other. The famous Historic District glitters with garland and twinkling […]

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2016 Tybee for the Holidays

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2016 Tybee for the Holidays   The most festive time of year is fast approaching, and the good people of Tybee Island are excited about it. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of spending the holidays on this grand barrier isle, you’re missing out on a splendid season of jubilee. Watch Tybee light up […]

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Holiday Shopping on Tybee

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Holiday Shopping on Tybee With just days until Thanksgiving, the holiday shopping season is officially upon us. And what a headache holiday shopping can be. It’s a nationwide surfeit of feigned Black Friday deals and gaudily-advertised blowouts designed to compel the masses to spend multi-billions on soon-to-be outdated electronics and whatever other inessential items you […]

Your Tybee New Year

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Start Your New Year Off Right with a Tybee Island Getaway The new year comes annually, yet for some reason, its imminence is always a surprise. Time really does fly. It’s hard to believe that 2016 is pretty much over, but like always the time has come to redirect our attention toward the future. Starting the […]

Fall into Fashion

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Fall into Fashion at these Tybee Boutiques The changing of seasons signals a necessary style update. Now that fall is bringing in cooler weather, it’s time for chic sweaters, printed scarves and beautiful boots to make their return to the fashion forefront. If your closet is lacking awesome autumnal threads, no worries. Tybee’s shopping scene […]

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Pizza on Tybee

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Where to Eat Pizza on Tybee Chantel Baul The month of October is significant for a number of well-known reasons. As pink ribbons adorn the nation, it’s clear that October is synonymous with breast cancer awareness. The National Hispanic Heritage Month is also observed during October. With sweet treats, great gifts and festive decorations abundant […]

Can’t-Miss Events

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Can’t-Miss Events this Fall on Tybee Chantel Baul The season of cool breezes, yellowing leaves and pumpkin spice lattes is officially upon us. And after such a hot summer, autumn really couldn’t have arrived at a better time. People usually take this sleepy season for granted. After all, it’s sandwiched between vacation season and the […]

Guide to Pirate Fest

Guide to Pirate Fest

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Your Ultimate Guide to the Tybee Island Pirate Fest Chantel Baul Ahoy mateys! The highly-anticipated Tybee Island Pirate Fest is fast approaching. And if you have yet to set your sails on this beloved seafaring celebration, then it’s time to get on board – don’t worry, there’s no shortage of kitschy pirate references in this […]

History Buff’s Guide to Tybee

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A History Buff’s Guide to Tybee Island Tybee Island is just miles away from one of the nation’s most celebrated historic districts. And while Savannah is brimming with history dating as far back as birth of the nation, Tybee boasts a rich historic prominence of its own. There are a number of important landmarks on […]

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Spend Labor Day on Tybee

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4 Simple Reasons to Spend Labor Day on Tybee Chantel Baul Labor Day weekend is right around the corner, which means the fall holiday season is well on its way – before you know it, you’ll be stocking up on sweets and nursing a turkey-induced stomach ache. Each year, we observe Labor Day in honor […]

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Relax on Tybee

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How to Kick Back and Relax on Tybee Chantel Baul So, the irony of this past Monday is that it was National Relaxation Day. Go figure. This little-known holiday – which advocates kicking back and ignoring all those intrusive emails and work-related phone calls – tiptoes quietly past the overwhelming majority of us every year. […]

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Book your Fall Stay

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Book Your Fall Stay at Tybee’s Best Beach Accommodations Chantel Baul When it comes to travel, there’s little worse than having your perfectly planned trip completely derailed by a bad hotel room. If you’ve ever waited anxiously for your annual warm weather getaway only to find yourself in the surroundings of an uninviting, lackluster room, […]

End of Summer Fun

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4 Things to Do on Tybee Island before the End of Summer End of Summer Fun by Chantel Baul The start of the school year marks the end of summer for students around the country. But unless you’re pursuing post-secondary education, that probably has nothing to do with you. September 22 marks the first day […]

Where to Find a Cold Treat

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Where to Find a Cold Treat on Tybee by Chantel Baul Scientists have confirmed it, 2016 has been the planet’s hottest year on record. But you probably didn’t need an expert to tell you that. Anyone who steps outside can feel the sizzling summer heat. Fortunately, Tybee Island has everything needed to handle the overly-warm […]

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Where to Dine Alfresco

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Where to Dine Alfresco on the Island You don’t have to be a restaurateur to know that a relaxing, scenic environment is the perfect accompaniment to every dish. And really, what better dining venue is there than a beautifully-crafted patio overlooking endless sky and sea? For those auspicious islanders, alfresco dining is pretty much a […]

Ways to Make a Splash

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Ways to Make a Splash Out on the Water this Summer by Chantel Baul Summer is to the year what the weekend is to the week. And at last, like a beloved recurrent dream, it is upon us once again. You know the drill; rising temperatures inspire your escape to a watery haven, and who […]

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5 Options for Kid Fun

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5 Options for Kid-Friendly Fun on Tybee Island by Chantel Baul  If Alice Cooper’s 1972 hit, “School’s Out for Summer” isn’t already ringing in your head, it probably is now. No one suffers longer in anticipation of the sunny season than the kids. The last day of school is jubilee. No more tests, no more […]