In This Issue

Hotels: The Revolution Lives at Tru by Hilton

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the travel industry like a nuclear bomb, with hotels taking the brunt of the impact. In Savannah, the pandemic came just as the city was in the midst of a hospitality revolution. And it takes more than one defeat to end a revolution.

Hotels: The Revolution Lives at The Alida

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the travel industry like a nuclear bomb, with hotels taking the brunt of the impact. In Savannah, the pandemic came just as the city was in the midst of a hospitality revolution. And it takes more than one defeat to end a revolution.

A Fest Apart From the Rest Seafood & Spirits Event Schedule

Celebrating their 7th year, this annual get together brings to Savannah a series of dazzling seafood and spirit events hosted by premiere venues on the cutting edge of the culinary and cocktail scene. Overlooking the Savannah River and historic downtown Savannah, their venues are filled with laid back charm and unparalleled vistas.

The Gourmet Seafood and Spirits Festival

Adapting to a global pandemic, this tried-and-true event has incorporated multiple different venues in order to let their guests sip and savor safely. The Gourmet Seafood and Spirits Festival is leaving their old stomping grounds at the Westin, venturing across the river towards some of the finest restaurants Savannah has to offer.

Hotels: The Revolution Lives

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the travel industry like a nuclear bomb, with hotels taking the brunt of the impact. In Savannah, the pandemic came just as the city was in the midst of a hospitality revolution. And it takes more than one defeat to end a revolution.

Plant Riverside District

As plans to open one of the largest and most ambitious developments in Savannah history roared forth (complete with a 137-foot animatronic dinosaur), the global COVID-19 pandemic slammed the hotel industry like an earth-shattering asteroid. Here’s how they triumphed over adversity.

Meet the Hometown Heroes of COVID-19

Everyone needs a hero at one point or another. Thankfully, the South has no shortage of heroes – our readers voted to let us know – throughout our communities that go to bat for us every day. Read about South's Greatest Heroes Contest winners of 2020.

The South's Fight Against a World Pandemic in Small Town Georgia

Albany, Georgia is not a town accustomed to the national spotlight. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit home, resulting in one of the worst outbreaks in this country, that spotlight burned bright. But it turns out the spotlight may have been the disinfectant this town needed.

Tybee Island: The Quirky and Eccentric

Tybee is the ultimate oasis to escape the normal routine and embrace the quirky and eccentric. Unmarred by corporate influence, the island is a place where beach bum is a lifestyle – while the waves may not be wicked, the good vibes certainly are.

#Vanlife: Travel and Minimalism

Spread across every social media platform imaginable, vanlife represents the adventurous experiences we all secretly wish we had. This pair of native Georgians took their unique Mercedes Sprinter across the North American continent.

Fresh, Local & Natural

During one of the most volatile times of food insecurity in this country, the Forsyth Farmers' Market continued to provide food for all, maintaining their commitment of giving back to the community.

It's Not a Waffle House, It's a Waffle Home

What was once a small Georgia restaurant has quickly spread into a roadside empire, lining small-town highways throughout the South – and across the nation – with their distinct yellow signs. Welcome to a true Southern tradition: the Waffle House.

Fashionable Social Distancing

It's said that adversity doesn't build character, it reveals it. When it comes to these mask makers, the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed an overwhelming resolve to help keep people safe.

Battlbox: Southern Survival Hits Netflix!

The folks at Battlbox have been blowing things up and testing their gear under extreme conditions for years. With their new Netflix show, you have a front-row-seat to the carnage.

Extreme Devotion: The Chadd Wright Story

Retired Navy Seal and Ultramarathoner Chadd Wright is on a quest to change the world one step at a time. He spends a lot of time on mountain trails running through the trees of North Georgia. On a typical day, it’s maybe four hours. But sometimes more, eight or 10 or even 12 hours. He runs and runs until he becomes one with the earth.

Darius Leonard is Never Far From Home

Darius Leonard was raised on a farm bailing hay, raising crops, hunting, fishing, and everything else many southerners do growing up. He has seen first hand how racial discrimination is still alive, but admits that a man's destiny does not have anything to do with his skin and everything to do with working hard to succeed.

Taming the Gypsy

World traveler Vincent Golshani lived in 26 countries and ran with the likes of Salvador Dali before settling in Savannah.

Glamping Adventures

The term “glamping” simply means glamorous camping, bringing the creature comforts of home out into the wilderness. A functioning stove sure does beat the open fire, and a comfortable bed far exceeds the cold ground. After their Italian getaway got canceled, this group of women decided to take a glamping road trip across America.

Face of Live Entertainment - the Famous Dueling Pianos

Craig Cunningham and Marty Richardson built Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos in an empty warehouse with no heat, air conditioning, plumbing or electric. Twenty years later, they're still there, serving up a rock 'n' roll party every Wednesday through Saturday while hotels like The Alida and JW Marriott pop up around them.