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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?

Goodbye 2017…

So many things went right, so many others went wrong. 2017 was an amazing year of adventure and exploration. Here are the highlights of the year now left behind.

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