Shawndra Russell


  • Savannah, Georgia, USA

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.

  • On June 13, 2013

    Hi Startle community, I just posted my first four Savannah answers but would love to hear more questions, so feel free to send me a message! I'm actually roadtripping from Savannah for the next two weeks, so would love any suggestions for Dahlonega, Asheville or Nashville. We are big craft beer and live music fans, so would love to hear about places that feature one or both. Looking forward to sharing more about my favorite city, Savannah, with all of you! Shawndra

    On June 14, 2013

    Hi Shawndra! Dahlonega is so cute — you'll love the downtown area. People gather around and play old-fashioned mountain music on banjos, fiddles, etc. on the square on Saturdays, and Crimson Moon Cafe has live music. You should try the vineyards, too. Wolf Mountain and Three sisters are pretty, and looks like there's a wine festival through June that involves barbecue. Yum!