Shawndra Russell is a Forbes Travel Guide correspondent based in Savannah. A travel blogger for Society South and Visit Savannah, Russell has also contributed to BeerAdvocate, Travel + Leisure and Snooth, among others. Her first job as a marketing director for a group travel company led to adventures in China, Italy, Alaska, Hawaii — and a case of the travel bug. Next, she’s saving for a month-long road trip through Ireland. She loyally follows the Cleveland Browns and steals every chance she can to write and read books.