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An Unforgettable Evening at the Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

I have a confession to make: I had never been to a dinner theater show before. I’m not really sure why because I’ve certainly come across them during all my travels. But I had always some other place, usually a local place, to have dinner. This past Friday night I decided it was time to remedy this gap in my travel adventures: I traveled up the coast to Myrtle Beach and spent an evening at the Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show. The Pirates Village TOP: It gets crowded on the first floor of the Pirate Village, but this is

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.

Exploring the Original Waterworks Building in Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia has a lot to offer: the only national park in the state is just thirty minutes away, the downtown area has lots of shopping, restaurants, and a vibrant night life, and the rivers provide a few ways to get out on the water. But one of the more interesting things to explore in Columbia is the original waterworks building at Riverfront Park. This historic building is freely open for exploration and offers some beautiful views of the Congaree River and Columbia Canal right in the heart of downtown.

3 Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail in Northeast Tennessee

There are so many amazing places to hike on the Appalachian Trail, but what if you just don’t have the time? While the AT is known for its remoteness in nature it is also easily accessible at the thousands of road crossings. These three locations in Northeast Tennessee are great places to strike out for a simple day hike to see waterfalls, panorama mountain views, and stunning sunsets.

Hidden in South Carolina: Vereen Memorial Gardens in Little River

Amidst the tourist attractions, rental properties, and restaurants lining the highway through North Myrtle Beach is a quiet escape through nature at a place called Vereen Memorial Gardens. Straddled by subdivisions and a golf course, the botanical gardens is a short, fun journey through nature along the Intracoastal Waterway. It’s not exactly a place to spend the day, but perhaps a few hours one evening before sunset as you enjoy a walk or a picnic.

The Morris Island Lighthouse in Folly Beach, South Carolina

The Morris Island Lighthouse stands tall above the ocean waters completely surrounding the base just off the north shore in Folly Beach, South Carolina. This now-defunct lighthouse used to stand on Morris Island, but after decades of erosion (especially from the nearby mouth of the Cooper River) the island is all but gone, leaving the lighthouse precariously surrounded by at least a few feet of water at all times. Visitors are not allowed to visit or climb the lighthouse, but you can still enjoy the view from the nearby beach.

12 Things to Do Out of the Water in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The news broke with an ominous thud: jellyfish invade Myrtle Beach, stay out of the water. Suddenly thousands of people who traveled across the country for the sun, sand, and surf were left without a chance to get in the water (don’t worry, though, it’s safe again as of this posting). But while Myrtle Beach is known for the long, wide beaches and pleasant waters, that’s not the only thing to do in this bustling tourism town.

Top 5 South Carolina Beaches

Waves crash on the beach ahead of you. The ebb and flow of the water stretches out of sight to the horizon. Seagulls fly overhead. A strong wind blows off the ocean, knocking back the hot and humid summer air. Beaches have long been a favorite tourism destination as people seek sand, sun, and smiles for a pleasant distraction from life.