All About Karen

Karen Symon

Welcome to Everything Hilton Head! Karen is excited to introduce herself and her vacation planning business. Her goal as your personal Lowcountry vacation planner is to make your Hilton Head getaway relaxing, enjoyable, stress free, and memorable. It will be so memorable that you will want to come back and visit the island again and again!

Everything Hilton Head is Karen’s passion. Karen and her family were invited to Hilton Head by close friends in 2003. This began her love of the island and annual summer and spring break vacations. In 2011, she and her husband purchased their home in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island, one of the most rewarding decisions they made! She has been planning personalized itineraries for friends and family ever since.

In 2022, Karen decided to launch Everything Hilton Head. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of the island and offering her extensive travel expertise. Karen has a special talent for customizing a variety of vacation itineraries that highlight what makes Hilton Head so special. From amazing restaurants, exciting island excursions, top-notch golf and tennis, and beautiful scenic beaches, Hilton Head has something for everyone.

As the mother of twins, Karen’s greatest joy has been raising her son and daughter. Her children are graduates of Clemson and the University of South Carolina. The longstanding rivalry between the two colleges has been a lot of fun—a house divided! Both children are currently enjoying successful professional careers. Fond memories of Hilton Head vacations and family traditions keeps them coming back to visit often.

Karen has a background in education. She has ten years of teaching experience and enjoyed positions as an Administrative Director and a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative. She is an avid reader and enjoys travel and exercise. In her spare time, you will find Karen walking, playing pickleball, golfing, and cycling. She loves spending time on the beach with her 2-year-old Golden Retriever, Quinn.

Karen thoroughly enjoys the friendships and events experienced as a member of the Hilton Head Women’s Association. She volunteers as a host for Hilton Head Heroes. This local organization provides a one-week vacation to families with children who are diagnosed with life threatening illnesses. Helping these families with their vacation itineraries stimulated her desire to assist all who are visiting the area. She would love to help you discover the secrets of the Lowcountry and to experience the best of Everything Hilton Head.