Friday, September 16, 2011

Hit the Road!

The northernmost of Georgia's barrier islands, Tybee Island has sandy beaches, surfable waves, fishing piers and glowing sunsets over water. Locals coined the term "Lazaretto-itis," a fear of crossing the bridge to the mainland. So why not stay awhile? Mermaid Cottages ( rents more than 40 homes. Nora's cottage, a few blocks from the beach, is a 1930s bungalow with a screened porch and full kitchen for boiling fresh crab or frying fish just pulled out of the Atlantic.

The Wall Street Journal describes
some attractive trips.


CincyCat said...

We took a side visit to Tybee Island this summer on the way back home from a road-trip to Florida. It is indeed a beautiful island, and the lighthouse keeper's "village" was fascinating (I'm a history buff). We didn't get to see the museum, but we are definitely going back to visit next year.

If the cottages are cost-prohibitive to anyone, there is also a small town just south of Savannah called Richmond Hill that has affordable national chain hotels and local-brand inns.

Michael Wade said...


That sounds marvelous. I will give it a try.