Tag archives for South Carolina

Travels on the Run: Charleston, South Carolina

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For freelance writer Barbara A. Noe, going on a run is the best way to get oriented in a new city, and a great way to take in the sights. So lace up your sneaks and read on to get Barbara’s tips on where to run in some of the world’s greatest places—and what to see along the way.

Ten Ways to Go Local in Greenville

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As Katie Knorovsky pointed out in a feature she wrote for Traveler magazine, the citizens of Greenville, in the northwest corner of South Carolina, are working hard to make Greenville “the most beautiful and livable city in America.” Here are ten ways to do like the locals do in this Southern belle.

Going Greenville: South Carolina’s Rising Star

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A colleague described the sunny hills of the surrounding countryside as the Tuscany of the South. A news article heralded a plan for an elevated public transportation system made up of Jetsons-esque pods. Fast Company magazine dubbed Greenville “the knowledge economy’s next big thing.” I needed to see for myself what was happening.

I Heart My City: Heidi’s Myrtle Beach

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Heidi Vukov moved from Pennsylvania to Myrtle Beach in 1992 to indulge her love for the ocean. The rest was history for the shore-happy restaurateur, who raised her children in this South Carolina beach town while running local favorite Croissants Bistro & Bakery. Here are a few of her favorite things about the Southern hospitality city she’s proud to call home.

Pleasure Pedaling on the East Coast

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No need to be an avid cyclist to enjoy a bike ride through stunning scenery

Local Flavor: Charleston’s She-Crab Soup

She-crab soup might not look like much. But the history of this bisque-chowder hybrid is as rich as that of the city from which it hails.

Family Time: Doing the Charleston

South Carolina’s Charleston offers a kid-pleasing combination of history and fun. Here’s a look at four ways to enjoy some quality family time in this charming Southern city.

Into the Wild on Kiawah Island

At times on Kiawah Island, I wondered if I was in South Carolina or the marshlands of Botswana. A mere 20 miles south of Charleston, Kiawah is a beachy paradise with all the essential resort elements — like cool cocktails and a phenomenal spa. But not every asset is manmade.

I Heart My City: Barrett’s Charleston

As a member of the U.S. Coast Guard, traveling is part of the job for Barrett Caldwell. While he spends half the year criss-crossing the globe and soaking up other cultures, he’ll never outgrow his fondness for his hometown, Charleston, South Carolina. Here are a few of his favorite things about this southern charmer.

Coming in from the Cold in Charleston

My girlfriend, Jenny, and I decided to escape the creeping New England cold by heading south on a road trip that would combine the travel ingredients we like best: a sprinkling of history, a heaping portion of outdoor adventure, and plenty of food.

Boat-to-Plate Carolina Shrimp

Friends don’t let friends eat imported shrimp, declares the ubiquitous bumper sticker in coastal South Carolina, where the shrimping industry is threatened by cheap farm-raised imports. One bite of the native crustaceans and you’ll know why. They’re sweet, briny, and firm, but they rarely make it beyond local seafood purveyors. This guide will tell you how — and where — to get your hands on some fresh Carolina shrimp.

Low-Brow Low-Country Cuisine

National Geographic Traveler’s creative director, Jerry Sealy, took the magazine’s advice, making the trek out to Pawleys Island to go on one of the “Best Summer Trips.” While there are plenty of top-tier restaurants in the South Carolina Lowcountry, you can find great eats for dirt cheap, too. Here are Jerry’s picks for the best of low-brow Lowcountry cuisine.