Weekend Trip with Grandkids: Atlanta, Georgia

If you want to take your grandkids on a trip that is educational as well as entertaining, take them to Atlanta for the weekend! Atlanta has been called the cultural and economic capital of the south. The city is replete with fun and interesting things to do that reflect the city’s culturally rich and diverse…

Daytrip to McCormick, SC

McCormick, SC is for people who love the outdoors, history, golf, and a slower way of life. Known as a “Sportsman’s Paradise” for its proximity to Sumter National Forest, state parks, Lake Thurmond and The Little River Blueway, you’ll find plenty of paddling routes, hiking and biking trails, campsites, and more. There is another side…

Visit Lowcountry Gardens

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is one of the last large-scale Romantic Gardens left in the U.S. The aim of a Romantic Garden is to transport visitors from the drab routine of daily existence into one of beautiful chaos. The variety of plants and flora, unexpected twists and turns, and unbridled planting…

Cape Romain: Home of Wildlife Wonders

A visit to Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge is a reminder of the fragility and wondrousness of the natural surroundings of the Lowcountry. The refuge is home to a diverse community of wildlife, and it manages and protects the ecosystems and industries that are vital to South Carolina. Bird Refuge: Established in 1932 as a…

Romance by the Sea: Charleston

Romance is in the air in charming Charleston, South Carolina! The perfect destination for couples looking for a weekend where they can enjoy each other as they explore this captivating city. A consistent winner in travel surveys, Charleston was again selected as the #1 city to visit by readers of Travel & Leisure magazine. We…

Sweet Summerville

Summerville, SC Summerville is a favorite day trip destination for folks looking for history, beautiful homes and azalea gardens galore, antique-shopping and exceptional dining! Take I-26 east to Exit 199A (1.5 hours from Columbia). Explore the Public Sculpture Collection: Beautiful sculptures of animals (frogs, foxes, dogs, herons, hippos, and otters), children, adults, and fantasy sculptures…

Yeah, That Greenville

Greenville, SC Downtown Greenville: Greenville’s largest and most popular retail, dining and entertainment destination. Catch a show at the Peace Center, which presents the best in Broadway shows, music and theatre events. Next to the theatre is Falls Park on the Reedy where visitors can explore trails and gardens, beautiful waterfalls and public art throughout…

Small Town, Big Charm!

Lancaster, SC Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio: Housed in a row of former pool halls and cafes, in what was once known to locals as the “Backstreet”, are indoor galleries, a private outdoor sculpture garden with a fish pond and waterfalls, and an art studio. For more than fifty years, Bob Doster has created everything from whimsical…

Lowcountry Appeal

Mt. Pleasant, SC Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Pavilion: Located at Memorial Waterfront Park, this open-air pavilion showcases the Lowcountry basket tradition and its basket makers, selling beautifully handcrafted items that tell a story of Charleston’s African origins and centuries-old tradition. Sweetgrass baskets are one of the most coveted souvenirs in and around Charleston. Kiosks and panels…

The Gamecock City!

Sumter, SC Why was Thomas Sumter called the Gamecock? Sumter acquired the nickname, “Carolina Gamecock,” during the American Revolution for his fierce fighting tactics. After the Battle of Blackstock’s Farm, British General Banastre Tarleton commented that Sumter “fought like a gamecock“, and Cornwallis described the Gamecock as his “greatest plague.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Sumter) Swan Lake Iris Gardens: Located in the heart of Sumter, Swan…

Head to the Beach

Folly Beach Each summer, we take a day off, pack the cooler, throw our beach gear in the truck, and head to Folly Beach – a little gem of a town, sparkling at the edge of America.  If you usually go to Isle of Palms or Edisto, try Folly for something new. It’s a laid…

A Drive to The South Carolina Mountains

The South Carolina Mountains This summer, cool off and climb a little closer to heaven.  Take in the fabulous mountain scenery of Upstate South Carolina while you breathe deep the refreshing mountain air. Do some trout fishing. Take a hike. Visit darling Travelers Rest on US 276 for lunch along the way.  130 miles away…