South Carolina

South Carolina

Explore the Grand Strand from Little River to Georgetown, or stretch out on sandy beaches. Explore the barrier islands, or play a different golf course every day of the year. South Carolina awaits!

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The Weird and the Wonderful: The South

By: Brenda Kissko

The Weird and the Wonderful: The South

By: Brenda Kissko

No matter if you’re from the South, or just passing through, here are 11 Southern myths for you to explore on an epic road trip.

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An Enriching Coastal Escape

An Enriching Coastal Escape

Voted “The South’s Best Small Town” by Southern Living, I knew we’d find much more than charm, history, and beautiful waterways in this Lowcountry gem.

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York County Cycling

York County Cycling

When I mention I’ve got business in Charlotte, Robby’s quick to suggest a cycling detour to York County, about 20 minutes south.

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Looking Up and Peering Back

Looking Up and Peering Back

It seemed like the perfect time to take a weekend drive to Columbia, SC, and check out the South Carolina State Museum and their new planetarium and observatory.

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Breathtaking Falls

Breathtaking Falls

Dozens of picture-perfect waterfalls, four pristine lakes, miles and miles of exciting river action, and seven state and county parks—yeah, I’m definitely game.

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Track Your Adventure

Track Your Adventure

When we heard about Sumter, South Carolina’s Track Your Adventure program, my husband and I began making plans for a fun-filled trip with our three kids.

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A Wild Ride

By: Flash Parker

A Wild Ride

By: Flash Parker

When he offered to show me endless eastern forests, some of the country's best ATV courses, skydiving, soaring, and more, I had to reconcile the South Carolina in my mind with the one Austin was trying to place in my heart.

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Just the Two of Us

Just the Two of Us

We packed our flip-flops and made the four-hour drive from Charlotte to the stretch of sand, sun, and natural beauty known as the Hammock Coast

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The West Main Artists Co-op

By: Christopher George

The West Main Artists Co-op

By: Christopher George

The unexpected is everywhere you turn at West Main. The variety of artists and styles is dizzying, but the camaraderie among those artists is the real treat here.

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Family Adventure in the Past

Family Adventure in the Past

My husband and I brought the kids along for an investigative trip into our family history in Sumter County.

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Unearthing the Truth about Food

Unearthing the Truth about Food

Getting to the root of food on the farms in South Carolina's Olde English District.

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The Iris Festival

The Iris Festival

I was also looking forward to checking out Sumter's annual Iris Festival held at Swan Lake Iris Gardens.

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Glorious Greenville

Glorious Greenville

Greenville, South Carolina, a lively, modern town with roots buried deep in the surrounding Blue Ridge foothills.

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Horses, Hounds, and Polo

Horses, Hounds, and Polo

An equestrian getaway to Aiken County, SC.

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Making Memories at North Myrtle Beach

Making Memories at North Myrtle Beach

Floating on my back, I watched a pelican fly overhead, and sent up a little word of thank you for this time with the ones I love most.

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Awash in Good Times

By: Colleen Troy

Awash in Good Times

By: Colleen Troy

Celebrating Beaufort, South Carolina, and water—the thing that defines this charming town—at the Beaufort Water Festival.

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Taking a Page from Beaufort’s Book

Taking a Page from Beaufort’s Book

With 17 working art galleries on Bay Street alone, it's not hard to understand why Beaufort was named “one of the top 25 arts towns in America” by American Style Magazine.

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America's Untold Story

America's Untold Story

The missing century of South Carolinian and American history that Santa Elena represents is ripe for exploration, and the Santa Elena Foundation is poised to tell these remarkable stories to the world.

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The Sumter Iris Festival

The Sumter Iris Festival

The beauty of the Iris Festival is that it’s in such an idyllic location, Swan Lake Gardens. In the midst of all the activity and excitement you can just relax.

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How to be a Beachside Hero

How to be a Beachside Hero

Prepare to congratulate me. I just became Heroic Hubby, Dynamite Dad, Fantastic Father-in-Law, and the Coolest Grandpa on Earth.

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The Big Reveal

The Big Reveal

The ‘A’ is for astronomy, because there is nowhere in South Carolina where you can get a better glimpse of the stars.

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Sumter Entertainment

Sumter Entertainment

A movie theater during the Great Depression, the Sumter Opera House was the reason we went to central South Carolina.

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Cycling Spartanburg

Cycling Spartanburg

Each year, I line up to see if I can achieve my personal best time; therefore, my training schedule is intense and then the ride itself is nearly a blur of my best effort.

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Finding Balance on the Hammock Coast

Finding Balance on the Hammock Coast

“You can say ‘I told you so,’ Becky,” I said, looking out across the endless ocean in front of me. The getaway was her idea.

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Making the Great Outdoors Our Own

Making the Great Outdoors Our Own

“Guess what, guys?” I announced, surprising even myself.  “We’re taking a little impromptu trip and spending some time outside this weekend.”

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History Comes to Life

History Comes to Life

This year I thought it would be fun to extend our trip by a day or two and venture beyond the park gates to check out some of the more educational sites nearby.

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Busting Boredom

Busting Boredom

In Rock Hill, SC, we found a great variety of activities within a short driving distance; Kings Mountain State Park was our first stop.

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