Category: South Carolina

Charleston’s top 3 decadent dining experiences

Charleston’s top 3 decadent dining experiences

It’s southern hospitality at its very finest. Spoken with a soft southern drawl, luring you in with irresistible temptations just sinful enough to delight all the senses. This is Charleston, jewel of the lowlands and capital of culture south of the Mason-Dixon line. Voted top city in the world by Condé Nast Traveler for three […]

Lowcountry luxury on Hilton Head Island

Lowcountry luxury on Hilton Head Island

Situated at the southernmost tip of South Carolina, the resort town of Hilton Head Island has long been a popular destination for those seeking a laid-back respite from the daily grind. Almost as intrinsic as the island’s southern hospitality is its atmosphere of luxury. Though subtle, high-end resorts, upscale restaurants and boutique shopping await vacationers […]

Photograph of the week: Hunting Island's salt marsh at sunset

Photograph of the week: Hunting Island’s salt marsh at sunset

This salt marsh is part of Hunting Island State Park located on St-Helena Island (Beaufort, South Carolina) at the end of US21 just before you enter the Fripp Island vacation community. It is an excellent place for birding, fishing and crabbing along the Marsh Boardwalk Trail which ends with the fishing pier. This photograph was […]

Photograph of the week: Sunrise over Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Photograph of the week: Sunrise over Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This is Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach, SC, USA at sunrise. This pier is the second longest pier on the eastern US coast and is host to thousands of tourists and fishermen alike. It actually holds the world record of the largest Tiger Shark ever caught (1,780 pounds!) The wooden structure extending 985 […]

Southern hospitality: where to stay in the Deep South

Southern hospitality: where to stay in the Deep South

If there is one thing America’s Southern States are famous for, it’s their hospitality. The region’s frenetic cities of Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans are an explosion of colour, sound and food, culminating in a culture known the world over for its friendliness and generosity, while the area’s rural regions offer a verdant and peaceful […]

Highlights of the Condé Nast Traveler 25th Annual Readers' Choice Awards

Highlights of the Condé Nast Traveler 25th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

The results are in for the Condé Nast Traveler 25th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The awards rank the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and resorts worldwide. A record 46,476 readers participated, rating 370 hotels, resorts, and cruise lines above a score of 90! (To put this in perspective, the first list in 1988 […]

The results of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2011 are in...

The results of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2011 are in…

Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and resorts worldwide. The awards appear in the November issue (on newsstands from 18th October 2011) and are derived from the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice survey. This year, a record 28,876 readers […]

A life of leisure at Wild Dunes

A life of leisure at Wild Dunes

Sunrise on the Isle of Palms brings the calls of seagulls and sandpipers, backdropped by gentle waves lapping the soft sand. Before long, those tunes of nature are accented by the squeals of kids running across the beautiful swaths of sands, screaming in delight as they dart in and out of the water and plan […]

Taking sanctuary at Kiawah Island

Taking sanctuary at Kiawah Island

Some 20 miles outside of Charleston — and yet seemingly a world away — sits the infinite charms and unmatched natural beauty of Kiawah Island. A barrier island of the South Carolina coast, Kiawah has a long and storied ancient history marked by magnificent Native American culture, European conquest, sprawling agricultural pursuits, and more. But […]

Lowcountry luxury at Palmetto Bluff

Lowcountry luxury at Palmetto Bluff

In the early morning mist, with a languid calm settling over the Live Oaks dripping with Spanish moss, a strange sound in the distance roused me from sleep. Having spent enough time in the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry, I immediately recognized the stirrings of an alligator clambering up a muddy bank on the […]

Play the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort... online!

Play the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort… online!

OK, so it’s far from the real thing… but it’s not a bad attempt at it.  An online golf game called World Golf Tour that’s currently in beta lets you play holes from the  Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort near Charleston, South Carolina. The free version lets you play a ‘get as near […]

Kiawah Moments

For many families, returning to South Carolina’s Kiawah Island Golf Resort year after year has become a cherished tradition. They come to the island to relax, reconnect and create new memories with family and friends. As a tribute to those special times,  they have launched a new interactive online journal where Kiawah vacationers and residents […]

Vacation like a VIP at The Market Common Myrtle Beach

Vacation like a VIP at The Market Common Myrtle Beach

Book any studio suite at The Market Common Myrtle Beach and receive a complimentary suite upgrade. As  a VIP guest you will also receive a VIP helicopter tour, Aveda products in-room, online grocery shopping with complimentary delivery, free WiFi, complimentary Starbucks at office coffee bar and late check-out (subject to availability). Mention code VIP0708 when […]

Kiawah's Endless Summer Offer‏

Kiawah’s Endless Summer Offer‏

Don’t let your dreams of a grand summer vacation slip away. Take advantage of Kiawah Island Golf Resort‘s Endless Summer Offer, and capture a Kiawah Moment that will last a lifetime. With miles of pristine beach, five championship golf courses, a nature based spa, award-winning dining and a renowned recreation and children’s programs, a Kiawah […]

Kiawah's Spring Fling

Kiawah’s Spring Fling

Cast away the remnants of winter and spend quality family time enjoying the warm breezes on Kiawah‘s ten miles of pristine beach. With their Villa Beach and Breakfast Package, a family of four in a two bedroom West Beach Villa is available from $247 per night, including breakfast each day. Rates are per villa, and […]

The Cliffs at Keowee Springs

The Cliffs is proud to introduce Keowee Springs, a new and unique kind of healthy-living community. At Keowee Springs, family wellness is an exciting journey of discovery, of living completely, of enjoying life to the fullest. The Cliffs at Keowee Springs is the ideal place to begin, or continue, a legacy of living well that […]

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