Category: Carolinas, Coastal

Cruising the Carolinas

Boatloads of cruises from the coast to the mountains Thanks to an abundance of bodies of water and coastline from the Atlantic Ocean to mountain lakes and many other options in between, enjoying a boat tour or cruise in the Carolinas is easy. Whether it’s simply hopping on a regularly scheduled cruise or booking an […]

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Category: Carolinas, Coastal

Ahoy There, Charleston!

South Carolina’s cradle of culture, history, and shrimp & grits exceptionalism is a beautiful spot to begin your voyage at sea.  Vacation Extenders Ever wonder why there are so many native South Carolinians on the PGA Tour? Chalk it up to the amicable climate coupled with ages of short game practice. Along with the first […]

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Category: Carolinas, Coastal

Christmas on the Coast

Festive flotillas, impressive lights and a chowder crawl all add to the sweet Southern charm of the holidays along the coast.   Crystal Coast, N.C. Play  The southern stretch of the Outer Banks, known as the Crystal Coast, loves celebrating the holidays. In Morehead City, catch breakfast with Santa at Floyd’s 1921, a historic home-turned-restaurant […]

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Category: Carolinas, Coastal

Escape to the Coast this Fall

A fall trek to the mountains is the traditional way to celebrate the colors of the season. This year, why not head eastward for a different kind of fall drive?    NORTH CAROLINA Outer Banks National Scenic Byway The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway (N.C. 12, which changes to U.S. 70 south of Cedar Island) […]

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Chasing Spirits: Ghost Hunting Opportunities Abound!

October is a magically spooky time — especially leading up to Halloween. The crisp cool air, an earlier nightfall and a crackling fire make for a particularly perfect backdrop for swapping ghostly tales. A visit to the haunted locations where unfortunate events may have transpired is the ultimate way to experience a ghost story, and […]

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Sweet on Creameries

Favorite Llocal Spots for a Summer Treat On summer days in the Carolinas, long lines at local ice cream shops are the norm — and for good reason. Several creameries make their own, a few using milk from cows on the property. Customers don’t seem to mind the wait for creative flavors, extra-rich texture and […]

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Category: Carolinas, Coastal

Pirate Pursuits

Searching for Blackbeard and Calico Jack along the Carolina shores. During the Golden Age of Piracy from the 1650s to the 1730s, pirates were a menace on the high seas and around popular ports of call. Stories of their horrific crimes — ranging from looting to murdering — circulated the globe. Infamous pirates such as […]

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Editor’s Escape: Exploring the “Island with No Bridge”

Editor's Escape My family has been visiting Hilton Head Island for a better part of 25 years, and ferrying over to Daufuskie Island for the day has long been on our “we need to do this” list. We just never made it happen. Last weekend, we finally got to check it out. Why, oh why […]

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