The Amateur Traveler talks to Neil Kristianson about one of his favorite travel destinations Savannah, Georgia.
Neil and his wife were drawn to Savannah originally because of the movie and the book “Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil”. They fell in love with the Antebellum architecture, the many public squares, the Southern hospitality and pace, and, strangely enough, with the cemeteries. Savannah is rich in history and has been a destination for travelers even before Sherman’s March to the sea. Learn where to eat and what restaurant is overrated. Stay in a local historic inn on one of the city squares in the walkable historic downtown.
Day trips from Savannah can include beaches like Tybee Island and Hilton Head as well as the wildlife sanctuaries and alligators of the tidewater area.
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (film)
Forsyth Park Inn
Owens Thomas House
Historic Green-Meldrim House
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah City Market
Beaches of Tybee Island
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Hilton Head Island
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Little St. Simons Island
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Lady and Son’s Restaurant
Olde Pink House Restaurant
Mansion on Forsyth Park
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I just wanted to congratulate you on the podcast episode about the province of Quebec (episode 300). Indeed, as a Montrealer, let me just express my excitement that you covered us at all!
Of course, your guest covered more touristy areas which is to be expected. And indeed, Pak from Montreal who left a comment on your website does mention more interesting, local insights.
No matter, attractions aside, most fascinating is how accurately Mr. Bernstein captured in a nutshell, much of the spirit of Quebec, its history, as well as the differences between the cities of Montreal and Quebec.
Mr. Bernstein’s understanding of language issues, the duality of French vs. English, the ability of many to switch seamlessly from one to the other, the complex felt by monolingual Francophones… Not to mention, the place held by hockey in our life, the significance of hockey figures (Béliveau vs. Richard), our losing hockey team in the past 20 years, the rise of soccer in Montreal due to our multi-ethnicity, the dual Jewish community in Montreal, down to the bad quality of our wines… compensated by our finer beers.
Though this podcast is not exactly comprehensive and there is plenty more to say, I did feel, as a Montrealer, the gentleman’s grasp of much of Montreal’s cultural reality (especially the history and language issues). It’s great that your guest appreciates the province… In return, we are grateful for his visit, his time and his curiosity.
Thank you for your great work, I’m a fan of your podcast and listening to it is a ‘must’ whenever travel planning.