As editor-in-chief for the alternative weekly Connect Savannah Jim Morekis knows the best must-see sights and local secrets of Charleston and Savannah, from exploring the French Quarter to kayaking in the Golden Isles. Morekis also includes unique trip strategies, such as Literary Lark, following the life and work of authors Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Allen Poe, and JohAs editor-in-chief for the alternative weekly Connect Savannah Jim Morekis knows the best must-see sights and local secrets of Charleston and Savannah, from exploring the French Quarter to kayaking in the Golden Isles. Morekis also includes unique trip strategies, such as Literary Lark, following the life and work of authors Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Allen Poe, and John Berendt, and a Kayaker's Paradise tour. Including expert advice on walking Savannah's Historic District squares and dining on she-crab soup in Beaufort, Moon Charleston & Savannah gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience....
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Moon Charleston and Savannah Reviews
This book perfectly complimented a recent four-day weekend to Charleston and Savannah. Charleston is a three hour drive and Savannah is a four hour drive from my current hometown of Charlotte. Of all the travel books available, this is a great buy for anyone looking for a great guidebook that covers multiple destinations. The section on Beaufort also came in handy as Edisto Island made for a great isolated spot to enjoy the beach on the drive between the two cities. Even though we lacked time to make it to the Golden Isles, I skimmed that section of the book as well. Moon Handbooks have been my preferred travel guide for a couple of years now and for good reason. I can only hope to use it again to plan more trips to the wealth of destinations covered.The tips and history proved helpful. For short trips, readers will really appreciate the suggested itineraires at the front of the book. The maps make it easy to plan walking routes through both of these beautiful cities and they provide a good bird's eye view as well. I wanted to tour one house in Charleston, and the book helped me to decide based on the differences in the two most popular homes. The section on Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetary described what to find in various sections of the huge cemetary. It was a definite bonus to all the other sites we saw as well. The sections on dining choices are not as in-depth as I would prefer, but that is understandable given the wide-scope of the book. However, the author's suggestion to go out to Bowen's Island Restaurant meant I got to eat the best shrimp in my entire life and also experience a unique dive of a restaurant.JeriWB.com Teacher Writer Traveler Let's learn together.
HOW TO BEST ENJOY A VISIT TO SAVANNAH AND CHARLESTONIt is doubtful there’s another writer around who could have done this timely and precise guide to Savannah quite as much justice as Jim Morekis has. From his work as a former editor for the now defunct Savannah Creative Loafing, to a notable stint at the Savannah News Press, and now as editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah, he has come to know the ins and outs of his native Southeast to a degree that few people do. That extensive knowledge and intimate familiarity with the area serve him and readers extremely well in Moon Charleston and Savannah (Moon Handbooks) by Jim Morekis. Take, for example, the simple fact that he provides would-be visitors to Savannah with a wealth of insights both on how to reach it as well as how to get around and thoroughly enjoy its food, entertainment, special events, and rich cultural diversity once they arrive. Included in the sports’ department is a true insider’s guide to a “Kayaker’s Paradise.” Moreover, Morekis’ writing is a pleasurable experience in itself. Note the excited and informative manner with which he describes the impact of Charleston upon one’s contemporary senses: “What may surprise you the most about this incredibly historic city is how alive it is, how young in spirit despite the length of its chronology.”This 350-page guide is one which natives of Georgia’s and South Carolina’s great coastal cities, and tourists to it alike, can learn from, utilize, and generally treasure for a very long time to come. by Aberjhaniauthor of ELMENTAL, The Power of Illuminated Loveand The American Poet Who Went Home Again
As I don't have a trip to Savannah scheduled within the next year, for now I've only read the Charleston portion of this book. I've spent two weekends in Charleston in the past and I can only say that I highly regret not finding this guidebook before those trips! Although I personally think that the nightlife and food sections are a bit lacking (the former more so than the latter), I agree with many of the listed must-sees and now have a great list of sights to see and shops to visit on my next trip. And yes, this guidebook WILL be making the journey with me!
A nice introduction to the region with a decent balance of the racial diversity. Thy were just off on some of the hours, since the Penn Center was no open on Monday. Otherwise good on restaurants and