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Top things to do in Charleston in January

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Just because winter is here doesn’t mean that’s an end to the tourism scene. In fact, January is a great time to travel. Ticket prices often drop and the crowds are much less after the hubbub of the holidays is over. Charleston is a thriving hotbed of entertainment, cuisine and history and because of our…

Foodie’s Ultimate Winter Checklist for Charleston

Foodie’s Ultimate Winter Checklist for Charleston By Patty Osborne Source Charleston, S.C., is where it’s happening. That’s not news, because Charleston has been a happening place since it was founded more than a century before the American Revolution. This coastal city has a history drenched with pirates (Blackbeard once laid siege to the city), revolutionaries,…

Top places to eat oysters in Charleston

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“It was a brave man who first ate an oyster.” – Jonathan Swift Let’s talk oysters. When considering this fare, the thought may occur: “How hungry did early humans have to be to eat this creature?” We get it. The shell is tough and nearly impenetrable and the gray, slimy mass inside can be less than appetizing. A…

Anyone Can Cook With the Help of Technology

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Photo via Unsplash The great Auguste Gusteau said: “Anyone can cook.” These words might have resonated most to Remy the Rat in the hit Disney film, Ratatouille. But it doesn’t make it less true for everyone, especially in this day and age when technology has firmly hit its stride. One no longer needs a fancy…

Light and smart packing tips

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Traveling is rewarding, enjoyable and rejuvenating. But, the preparation for getting trip-ready can be overwhelming and exhausting. Often it can leave you feeling as if you truly earned your vacation! One of the most undesirable tasks is packing, which inevitably gets left to the last minute, leading to stress, frustration and overpacking. You may even…

Top 5 rooftop views in Charleston

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Charleston is known for its glittering coastline and stunning views, so what better way to enjoy the Lowcountry than from up high? While the summer weather can sometimes feel oppressive, the evening breeze, beautiful views and stunning ambiance are worth forgoing the air-conditioned indoors. And, certainly the temperate winter, spring and fall seasons make the…

Your Guide to Visiting Charleston

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Your Guide to Visiting Charleston Charleston is full of southern charm, romance, and mystery. It is perfectly set up to travel on foot, which is great for getting to all the different shops, restaurants, and activities. For 18 consecutive years, Charleston has been named a “Top 10” travel destination in the United States, so you…

Enjoy the harvest of Charleston

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South Carolina is blessed with a long growing season and a bountiful variety of fruits and vegetables. Spring vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, greens and cabbage are ready for eating as early as April and apples can be found growing all the way through November! In fact, if you’ve ever wondered about the timing for when…