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The Macro World of Magnolia Plantation & Gardens in Charleston

I did something extremely crazy. I spent an entire day at one of the most popular plantations in Charleston with nothing but a a telephoto macro lens shooting close up photos of anything I could find. I skipped past the sweeping landscapes, the Long White Bridge, and waved at the alligators. I resisted the urge to change the lens and capture something wider that told a bigger story. Instead I focused on the macro world of Magnolia Plantation and found something just as beautiful and captivating.

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?

An Evening at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens in Charleston

From my comfortable seat on the Nature Train I could see beautiful blooming flowers in the gardens one moment and twelve foot long alligators in a moss-covered pond the next. The open air trolley ride was certainly the highlight of my visit to Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, but it wasn’t the only memorable moment. A self-guided walk through the Audubon Swamp Garden, a forty-five minute boat tour, and exploring the Plantation House rounded out my amazing day at this hidden Charleston attraction. The Audubon Swamp Garden TOP: A wooden footbridge crosses a swamp connecting the paths in various directions.

20 Favorite Travel Photos From Charleston, South Carolina

I’ve spent a lot of time in Charleston over the last few years. Every time I try to visit a different area around the greater Charleston area and capture the essence of the Low Country through my photography. It seems that no matter how many times I visit this friendly southern city I always find something new, something different, and something exciting.

Strolling Through Waterfront Park in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina. The heart of the Low Country. Amazing cuisine from renown chefs. Steeped in early American history. Unique and amazing arts and crafts around every corner of a cobblestone street. There is so much to do in Charleston but there is one thing I do every time I visit: take a stroll through Waterfront Park. If you’ve been before you’ll agree it’s spectacular, and if you’ve never been you will want to add this to your itinerary during your next visit.

Running Under the Lightning on the Ravenel Bridge in Charleston

A bolt of lightning streaked over our heads and the thunder boomed almost immediately. Rain was coming down as if from a giant shower head in the sky. Amanda was worried about getting struck by lighting but I couldn’t stop smiling. It was a pretty messed up situation but we survived and it became one of my favorite travel moments of the year. Less than twenty-four hours earlier I met Amanda for the first time in the small kitchen of Notso Hostel in Charleston. I was working on photos from my day exploring Shem Creek and Amanda was just

36 Hours in Charleston, South Carolina

Shopping in the historic City Market, enjoying a sunset dinner cruise on Charleston Harbor, and touring one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the country are just a few of the reasons why you need to visit Charleston, South Carolina for a weekend getaway. It’s difficult to whittle down the gargantuan list of options into just a thirty-six hour itinerary, but this just goes to show the Holy City has enough to keep you coming back again and again. Did I mention the rooftop bars or taking a boat ride out to Fort Sumter yet?