Harbison State Forest

The Harbison State Forest is a unique public green space within the city limits of Columbia, South Carolina. The 2200-acre woodland is just 14 kilometers north of downtown on the scenic Broad River. The forest is the largest urban green space in the southeast and offers opportunities for recreation and environmental education. The Harbison State […]

Mt. Pleasant – High Life in the Lowlands

Just east of Charleston is a beautiful piece of land bordered by Charleston Harbor, Shem Creek and Cove Inlet. English settlers called the area Mt. 1680. Pleasant. Even today it is a treasure that should not be missed, but in modern Hwy 17 it is easy to miss. As visitors walk along the docks of […]

Day trip to USS Yorktown

There is a World War II aircraft carrier in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. It is the USS Yorktown. If you ever visit the Charleston area or even the southeastern United States, you can take a day trip to USS Yorktown. I was visiting a few years ago. I wanted to take my son and daughter […]

Myrtle Beach Here We Come

Whenever our family plans a trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, it's like the night before Christmas throughout the house. We usually pack like Baltimore's former football team, the Colts. In the dark, we load the vehicle with fishing gear, coolers, luggage, some snacks and some lemonade. Although only a 7-hour drive from the Baltimore […]

Great shopping in downtown Spartanburg

The city of Spartanburg in Upstate, South Carolina offers a vibrant downtown area to explore. The center of the city is Morgan Square, the scene of festivals and events like Music on Main. Nearby is the Chapman Cultural Arts Center with its museums and theater. The city center is very well within walking distance and […]

Family vacation travel deals for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is the 9th of May this year. a date that is fast approaching. Mother's seems to be the glue that holds a family together. They repair scratchy knees and heal broken hearts. They take care of the children, the pets, the house, the partner and never seem to take a break. Family vacations […]