South Carolina is known for its beaches. Part of the reason why they are so popular is due to barrier islands. This small chain of islands, called the Sea Islands, covers about half the coastline of South Carolina and stretches into Georgia and Florida too.
These Sea Islands have been inhabited for hundreds of years, first by the native peoples of the Edisto tribe and later on by settlers and their slaves in plantations. This area of the country also saw heavy fighting during the Civil War in the 1860s.
To say Edisto Island and the other Sea Islands are home to a lot of history is an understatement to be sure!
Today, Edisto Island is a trendy tourist destination for both native South Carolinians and visitors from all over the world.
Now that you know the history of the island, we’ll cover our best tips for making the most of your time here.
Whether you’re a die-hard hockey fan or you only go to a game once in a blue moon, you want to be comfortable, well-fed, and have a great view of the action. Here are some of the best arenas to catch your favorite teams throughout the country.
What was on your list of resolutions this New Year?
How about tackling all of that and then some by planning a different kind of road trip this year; On your bicycle! Join the growing American bike-culture and head out to these bike-friendly cities right now.
Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.
-John F. Kennedy
Just thirty minutes north of the Iowa state capital (Des Moines) you will find a city with compelling charm and character: Ames, Iowa.
Ames began as a railroad stop, where a college was founded, and it became the first of America’s Land Grant Colleges: Iowa State.
If you drew an X across the state of Iowa, you would find Ames there, smack dab in the middle of it all. It is similar to State College, Pennsylvania, in that respect and in being the home of the state’s land-grant college. And this is Ames’ true glory, both for its students and faculty and for those who come to visit.
There’s nothing quite like racing the clock to get your adrenaline pumping, and immersive escape rooms are one of the best ways to do so nowadays. These multiplayer, real-life adventure games are a fun way to test your mental mettle with family, friends, or even coworkers.
Find out why this craze has swept the nation. Below are just a few of the super creative–and super stressful–options available across the country.
The chillier months of the year are known for an abundance of apples, and for apple cider. Apple cider has been made right on the farm as far back as Roman-era Britain. The famous trees that Johnny Appleseed planted across the Midwest were intended to be harvested to make cider.
Today, when fall is in the air, you can find cider for sale. Many of the places featured are farm stores, and while some are open year round, others are only open seasonally. Be sure to check on specific hours and dates, before you go.
Can you hear it? The sound of walking down Broadway in Nashville, TN.
Aside from the bustling noise of the traffic, you also get beautiful music floating out of almost every bar on the Broadway strip. It’s where a handful – if not most country music stars got their start and began their journey as musicians. A lot of those musicians had such an impressive career that they ended up in the Country Music Hall of Fame, located right there in Nashville, TN.
Roughly a third of the USA population knows I-95 as well as they know the back of their hand. Truly, the stretch from the Carolinas down to the Florida Welcome Center and back again is a throughway to sunshine and sandy beaches. So many people speed down the Interstate with not much more than a passing glance at the names on the big green signs that they miss some great places to visit along the way.
Family vacations are a fun time to bond, but theme parks and nature hikes can become tedious. After a while, it helps to have something new to try.
What better way to come closer together than trying the time-honored tradition of prospecting? Digging for gems is a fun way to experience the outdoors while enjoying a historical activity.
You may even find a natural souvenir to bring home! Below are some of the top places for families to dig for gemstones.