Allyson Jones is a correspondent who lives in Hilton Head and covers the area for Forbes Travel Guide. She has spent the last two decades profiling the people, places, events and history of the South Carolina Low Country and Coastal Empire of Georgia for numerous visitor guides, city websites, newspapers and regional lifestyle magazines. Jones is a former longtime editor of Island Events magazine and The Official Guide to Hilton Head Island. The freelance writer regularly contributes to Taste of Hilton Head magazine and Hilton Head Monthly, and her work also has appeared in the Savannah Morning News, Bluffton Today and Lowcountry Lifestyles. When not attending local festivals or learning how to use an oyster knife, she usually can be found planning her next Southeastern adventure.