Moon Charleston & Savannah
By Jim Morekis
Sixth Edition, December 2014
Price: $19.99 USD
Travel writer and Savannah native Jim Morekis shares the must-see sights and local secrets of Charleston and Savannah, from exploring the French Quarter to kayaking in the Golden Isles. Morekis includes unique trip strategies like Literary Lark—following the life and work of authors Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Allen Poe, and John Berendt—and his Kayaker’s Paradise tour. Including expert advice on walking the squares of Savannah’s Historic District 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.
What’s inside Moon Charleston & Savannah
Enjoy the very best of Charleston & Savannah with these itineraries:
- The Best of Charleston and Savannah
- Southern Cooking: High-Style and Home-Style
- Coastal Cruising on U.S. 17
- Civil War History
- African American Heritage
- Seaside Romance
- Life’s a Beach
- Exploring by Kayak
- Literary Larks
Explore what Charleston & Savannah has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- Charleston and Vicinity
- Savannah and Vicinity
- Beaufort and the Lowcountry including Edisto Island, Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Daufuskie Island, and Points Island
- The Golden Isles including Brunswick and Glynn County, Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island, Darien and McIntosh County, Cumberland Island and St. Marys, and The Okefenokee Swamp
Maybe it’s because he was born in the same hospital as Flannery O’Connor, but there’s no doubt that Jim Morekis has writing in his blood. As longtime editor-in-chief of the weekly newspaper Connect Savannah, the University of Georgia graduate has written about and experienced pretty much every cultural happening in the area. He credits his love of travel to his mother, Elizabeth, who was John Berendt’s travel agent during his stint in Savannah while writing Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
As for the ongoing debate over which city is better, Charleston or Savannah, Jim calls it a tie: Charleston has better long-term planning, but Savannah has to-go cups (allowing anyone to explore the Historic District with a beer or cocktail in hand).