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Huntington Beach State Park’s Atalaya

Atalaya at Huntington Beach State Park, SC: Archer and Anna Huntington's Castle by the Sea When I first laid eyes on Atalaya, it struck me as incongruent with everything I thought I knew about coastal South Carolina. I stood in the parking lot of Huntington Beach…
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Charleston Joggling Board History

Instagram of the week: Charleston Joggling Board History When wandering around Charleston’s #beautiful residential #neighborhoods, it won’t take long to spot a #jogglingboard. A “what?” you ask?  Usually constructed from longleaf pine, a joggling board is made of two wooden stands with a long  plank of wood…

Visiting Napa Wineries While Staying in Provence

When visiting Napa Wineries, Yountville's Maison Fleurie offers Provencal touches. When I was looking for a place to stay near the Napa wineries around Yountville, located in the central Napa Valley, I didn't think I'd be able to find something within our budget. I assumed the small…
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The Anti-Bus Tour of San Francisco with Vantigo

Tour San Francisco in a 1971 VW Bus named Harvey Going on a city tour first thing in a new place is a great idea, but when time is short, sometimes I would rather not! If you don't either and find yourself in San Francisco, I've…
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Ad Lib Your Way to the Napa Valley

Dinner reservations rule in Napa Valley. You best well get them, or you may well starve, is the message I got from everyone from my mother to my chiropractor. Of course, much of this is hype, especially in January, but with a last minute trip…

Euphoria Festival Greenville, South Carolina | Food, Wine, and Music

We came. We saw. We ate. We drank. The aptly named Euphoria Festival was held in Greenville, S.C. The festival has quickly become a favorite Southeastern jaunt for people near and far.  The festival was founded in  2006 by singer/songwriter Edwin McCain and local restaurateur Carl Sobocinski. Food and…
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Charleston: Tried and True Favorite Things to Do

The other day I shared a few of the new things I did in Charleston last week. Today, I'm sharing a few of the tried and true things I did that never get old! Walk along Tradd Street Tradd Street is the longest residential street…