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…Hello 2018!

A new year is here. A fresh 365 days. So what will I do? Where will I go? The sky is the limit and I plan to use every day to the fullest. Here are a few things I plan to do this year.

The Hidden Angel Oak (and Restaurant) in Johns Island, South Carolina

Standing seventy feet tall and covering 17,000 square feet with the shade of it’s leaves, the five-hundred year old Angel Oak is one of the top hidden places in Charleston. And now I just told you about it. But don’t stop reading just yet because there is more to do than just see a tree that nearly ten feet in diameter.

Three Days in Beaufort and the Sea Islands of South Carolina

It was late on a chilly Thursday evening in February when I spontaneously decided I needed a weekend getaway. With a world of possibilities and only three days to enjoy it, where would I go? I wanted to visit someplace I’d never been, that had more than enough to keep me occupied for a weekend, and was just as exciting at night as by day. As soon as I considered Beaufort, South Carolina I knew I had found my weekend getaway.

My 12 Favorite Travel Photos of Beaufort, South Carolina

I started my year off with a long weekend in Beaufort, South Carolina. I had always wanted to visit this southern beach town, I’d heard great things about it, but it was a final spontaneous decision that brought me here. I am so glad I did. I spent the weekend running around between the charming downtown Beaufort area, nearby Port Royal, visited Hunting Island State Park, and even chased down a few haunted locations. Needless to say I had an amazing weekend! Here are a few of my favorite photos from the weekend. Click the photo to purchase a

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