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South Carolina

5 Reasons to Visit Sumter This Summer

An historic opera house playing $1 movies, a free music concert series the fourth Friday of each month, and lots of great places to eat and shop make Sumter, South Carolina a place to visit this summer. Halfway between the beach and the state capital along a scenic route through the state, Sumter is easy […]

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina is like a sister city to Charleston just across the harbor. Anchoring one end of the infamous Ravenel Bridge, Mount Pleasant has lots of fun and exciting things to do; fine dining, outdoor recreation, and amazing sunset views. It’s one of my favorite places to visit in South Carolina, rivaling even […]

I was driving along scenic Highway 11, also known as the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Byway, when I passed a sign that read “Wildcat Wayside”. I took note of the sign and promised myself some day I would investigate and learn what was located in the middle of nowhere. Little did I know I passed […]

“Are you going to learn how to shag?” Within an hour of arriving in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a short getaway I had been asked this question by a half dozen people. The shag is the pride and joy of the locals and they want to share it with as many visitors as […]

I was just coming back from a beautiful sunset view across the marshes behind Hunting Island State Park when my heart nearly stopped. Ahead of me the wooden boardwalk that would take me from the island back to my car at the parking lot was just inches from being flooded. It didn’t even look like […]

Sassafras Mountain: The Tallest Peak in South Carolina

Standing on the observation deck near the 3,533′ summit of Sassafras Mountain I could see the towering Great Smoky Mountains in the distance. Gentle rolling hills and short mountain peaks dotted the lush landscape. It had been a crazy ride getting here, but now that I was standing at the highest point in South Carolina […]

Amidst the tourist attractions, rental properties, and restaurants lining the highway through North Myrtle Beach is a quiet escape through nature at a place called Vereen Memorial Gardens. Straddled by subdivisions and a golf course, the botanical gardens is a short, fun journey through nature along the Intracoastal Waterway. It’s not exactly a place to […]

The Morris Island Lighthouse in Folly Beach, South Carolina

The Morris Island Lighthouse stands tall above the ocean waters completely surrounding the base just off the north shore in Folly Beach, South Carolina. This now-defunct lighthouse used to stand on Morris Island, but after decades of erosion (especially from the nearby mouth of the Cooper River) the island is all but gone, leaving the […]

Huntington Beach State Park is one of the best parks in South Carolina for viewing wildlife. Split between a brackish pond, saltwater marsh, and long beach, there are several areas each with unique wildlife throughout the year. Add to that the migratory birds and you have the opportunity to see an abundance of wildlife in […]

The news broke with an ominous thud: jellyfish invade Myrtle Beach, stay out of the water. Suddenly thousands of people who traveled across the country for the sun, sand, and surf were left without a chance to get in the water (don’t worry, though, it’s safe again as of this posting). But while Myrtle Beach […]