Two kids stand in the middle of Main Street, their water guns ready, waiting for the start of the Hiker Parade during Trail Days, an annual celebration for past, current, and future Appalachian Trail thru-hikers featuring music, vendors, gear repair, trail information, and the infamous hiker parade, held in Damascus, VA on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Copyright 2013 Jason Barnette
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Fishing boats docked near Shem Creek Boardwalk in Mount Pleasant, SC on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette
10 Favorite Travel Photos From Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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 […]

The setting sun breaks out from the clouds just above the mountains, seen from the scenic overlook on Sassafras Mountain in Sunset, SC on Friday, February 24, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette
17 Favorite Travel Photos of Sunsets in the Southeast

Every day an hour before sunset I begin a routine that has become second nature to me: pull out a map, check the direction of sunset, and scout a location for a potential photo. I have several apps that help me with planning the location down to a specific GPS coordinate. I arrive at the […]

People on the beach admire the full rainbow stretching across a lifeguard chair at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, SC on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Copyright 2016 Jason Barnette
20 Travel Photos To Get You Ready for Summer

Summer across the Southeastern United States is so much more than just long days and warm temperatures. It is a time of year marked by local farmers’ markets, Friday nights spent at a drive-in movie theater, water activities such as kayaking or swimming, and epic thunderstorms that lead to beautiful rainbows. Related Posts My 5 […]

The frozen lake covered with a fresh snow at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, VA on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Copyright 2014 Jason Barnette
6 Travel Photos of a Snow-Covered Hungry Mother State Park

Hungry Mother State Park is one of those hidden parks in Virginia that also turns out to be one of the best. It was part of the original six parks to open in June 1936, but this was the location of the governor chose for the grand opening ceremony. Today the 108-acre park’s main attraction […]

Lightning streaks across the sky during a summer thunderstorm in Oak Island, NC on Friday, June 24, 2016. Copyright 2016 Jason Barnette
My 5 Favorite Photos of Lightning During the Summer of 2016

I have always been fascinated with the power of lightning streaking across a dark sky, soon to be followed by a bellow of thunder. Today that fascination has manifested itself as a bit of an obsession to capture amazing photos of the power of nature. This year I bought a new toy that made all […]

A woodstork at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, SC on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Copyright 2016 Jason Barnette
15 Photos of Wildlife at Huntington Beach State Park in South Carolina

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 […]