more about: South Carolina

High Style at Charleston’s New Lowcountry Bistro

49 South Market Street Fresh produce has come full circle at Charleston’s two-month-old Lowcountry Bistro. An offshoot to one of the city’s iconic restaurants, 82 Queen, the new Southern-style dining spot is a casual foil to its sister, offering quality cuisine at prices attainable to all customers. It sits in a restored brick building on South Market Street, which was previously […]

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North Carolina’s Secret Beach Mailbox

Photo courtesy North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands Like a barbecue joint on a back road, some of the best things in the South are well-kept secrets. On a beach tucked between busy Wilmington, North Carolina, and bustling Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, stands another little-known treasure: a lone mailbox stuffed full of hopes and wishes from people all around the world. The […]

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Happy 1st Day of Summer!

It’s the first official day of summer! That means three full months of all the beach-loving, sun-soaking, waterhole dwelling you can take. To make sure you get the most out of your summer in the South, we have created the ultimate guide to the best cold treats, picnic spots, swimming holes, cool-weather clothes, and beachside hotels the South has to […]

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Southern Band to Watch: Shovels & Rope

Shovels & Rope   Name: Shovels & Rope Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina Sounds Like: A sweet blend of rock and country with twangy melodies that will get your feet moving. The duo, consisting of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, perform with a medley of instruments including a snare, harmonica, guitars and tambourines. A tear in Cary Ann’s voice will […]

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Deal of The Week: Room Upgrade and Free Amenities at the Inn at Palmetto Bluff

Photo courtesy Inn at Palmetto Bluff Nestled among 22,000 acres of marshland, maritime forests, and rivers, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, SC is ideal for a Lowcountry escape. The resort seamlessly blends nature and luxury to create a retreat that is equal parts high-end resort and comforting summer home. There’s plenty to do beyond taking in your lush […]

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Charleston Fashion Week Kicks Off Today

Southern trendsetters converge under the tents in Marion Square today as Charleston Fashion Week kicks off with parties, runway shows, and celebrity appearances. One of the highlights of CFW has always been the Emerging Designer Competition, which in the past has propelled designers like Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves, Carol Hannah Whitfield, and Lindsey Carter into the mainstream realms of retail. This year the […]

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Deal Of The Week: 20% Off At The Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

Photo courtesy Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort The warmer temps have us all dreaming of coastal escapes. Today’s deal from Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort is all about making that happen. The hotel, part of the luxurious Palmetto Dunes Resort community, epitomizes coastal charm with its location on a white sandy beach dolled up with live oaks. The rooms are spacious […]

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Vacationing in South Carolina

Day dreaming about your next vacation? South Carolina is one state that’s made for vacation. When you visit South Carolina, what are the things you do/see that make your vacation special?    

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Out to Dinner, Stop 2: Charleston, SC

(Photo by Jennifer V. Cole) Anyone who has read any of my Tales from the Road posts has surely picked up on a theme. From nostalgic musings on bacon grease to recounting a muddy afternoon spent with feisty pigs in a North Carolina pigsty to my ode to Donald Link’s Cochon restaurant–when it comes to pork, I’m like a kid […]

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Beach Week Day 1: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

(Photo by Meg McKinney) Ah.  A week of beaches.  Each day we’ll highlight our favorite places to dig our toes in the sand. We kick off our Beach Week with one of the alltime family beach destinations:  Myrtle Beach.

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