South Carolina

Charles Towne Landing State Park is located at the site of the original colony in the Carolinas and today features hiking/walking trails, a replica 17th-century sailing vessel, and a natural habitat zoo.

These fourteen photos showcase the beautiful landscapes, scenic overlooks, and local businesses across the South Carolina Mountain Lakes region.

The King's Highway, today known as U.S. Highway 17, is a gorgeous, fun route to explore on a road trip from Charleston, SC to Wilmington, NC.

The 6 National Park Sites of South Carolina

The Palmetto State has six sites of the National Park System that include Civil War-era forts, Revolutionary War battlefields, and the surprisingly beautiful Congaree National Park.

Road Trip: Highway 328 from Columbia to Myrtle Beach

A road trip along Highway 378 from Columbia to Myrtle Beach will take you to Congaree National Park, Woods Bay State Park, and the beautiful towns of Sumter, Lake City, and Conway.

In the far northwest corner of South Carolina the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains creates a land of waterfalls and lakes surrounded by small, friendly country towns.

I did something extremely crazy. I spent an entire day at one of the most popular plantations in Charleston with nothing but a a telephoto macro lens shooting close up photos of anything I could find. I skipped past the sweeping landscapes, the Long White Bridge, and waved at the alligators. I resisted the urge […]

5 Free Things to Do in Charleston

Charleston is a town filled to the brim with great dining, local shopping, and centuries-old history. It doesn’t have to be an expensive getaway, but the lodging, food, and entertainment can add up fast. So who doesn’t like a few free things to do?

I have a confession to make: I had never been to a dinner theater show before. I’m not really sure why because I’ve certainly come across them during all my travels. But I had always some other place, usually a local place, to have dinner. This past Friday night I decided it was time to […]

It was hard to believe I was standing inside the oldest building in South Carolina. The nice wooden floors, protective beige stucco, and interactive displays made it seem more like a modern museum. Then again the seamless blend of centuries old history with modern life is one of the most popular themes in Charleston, South […]

From my comfortable seat on the Nature Train I could see beautiful blooming flowers in the gardens one moment and twelve foot long alligators in a moss-covered pond the next. The open air trolley ride was certainly the highlight of my visit to Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, but it wasn’t the only memorable moment. A […]

36 Hours in Columbia, South Carolina

I didn’t know how much I wanted to visit Columbia until the first time I visited. South Carolina’s capital city features block after block of fine dining and dive bars, museums and entertainment venues, outdoor recreation and unique shopping. The city has a little bit for everybody and a lot for anybody, and it certainly […]