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Hidden in South Carolina: The Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

Called the “Forgotten Founder”, this national historic site is almost a forgotten part of the Charleston Lowcountry. Tucked away in a small corner of nearby Mt. Pleasant, the historic site is centered around Charles Pinckney’s coastal plantation. But who exactly was Charles Pinckney, and what can you do at this historic site?

2019 National Park Week

I grew up taking family hikes on the Appalachian Trail and long Saturday drives on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The National Parks have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. That is exactly why National Park Week is my favorite week all year. National Park Week is an annual celebration hosted by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation. During the special week each April the national park sites across the country host special events, offer entrance fee-free days, and encourage people to visit a site. This year I am starting a

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?

17 Free Things to Do In (and Around) Charleston, South Carolina

A horse drawn carriage trots along the cobblestone street while a tour leader tells us about the 1886 Earthquake that leveled half the city and resulted in the popular (and photogenic) earthquake bolts on historic buildings. The carriage returns us to the City Market where we have to take the obligatory walk through, which is soon followed by the obligatory purchase of future Christmas gifts. Dinner that night is at a nice downtown restaurant with fresh seafood and Italian wine. The hotel is just a few blocks away but since we’re so full from the wonderful meal we hire

Wondering Around on Wonders’ Way on the Ravenel Bridge in Charleston, SC

Wonders’ Way is a 12′ wide bicycle-pedestrian path on the south side of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge between Charleston and Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. The beautiful path is open for anyone to walk, jog, or bike across and offers splendid views of Charleston Harbor and Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. The path is easy to access, exciting to walk, but this is more than just a way to get around Charleston. It is a memorial to a man killed during a vehicle vs. bicyclist collision.