Quaint and laden with country cuteness: That’s my kind of Down South dwelling. Located 18 miles out from historic Savannah, Georgia, Tybee Island and all its beach life fits the description superbly. The tidy keepsake and tourist destination holds a special place in my Southern heart. It became my first celebratory barrier island to explore as I made my way to Jekyll Island to receive my 2014 first-place award in newspaper feature writing in the state by the Georgia Press Association. With one-of-the-kind gift shops like Seaside Sisters and seashore-stylish stores like Beach Bum Boutique, I rewarded myself with the island’s neatest Western and water trinkets, which adorn Chateau de Candace to this day.
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