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Lake Jocassee, a mini “Carribean” vacation in the South Carolina Upcountry (family almost free things to do)

Posted By shoutabout,Date: 12.06.2008

The Buzz
As soon as you step on the beach at Lake Jocassee inside Devils Fork State Park you feel like you’re in one of the fanciful Caribbean islands travel posters:

crystal clear blue waters bordered by spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains covered in lush green forests and a sun-kissed beach with a pinkish “sand” to [...]

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A photo tour of Beaufort: history, art and incredible outdoors

Posted By shoutabout,Date: 28.05.2008

Chartered in 1711, Beaufort is South Carolina’s second oldest town after Charleston and its best kept travel secret…not for long!

Here are some things worth shouting about this historic yet vibrant little town recently dubbed “the Newport of the South”:
Top 50 Waterfront Adventure Towns in the nation
The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America
The Kaleidoscope [...]

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Fun and affordable weekend activities with kids in and around Charleston

Posted By shoutabout,Date: 27.05.2008

Here is a list with some of the most interesting things to do with children while visiting Charleston South Carolina. At least that’s what I found to work best with my 4 years old daughter for the past year or so.
Free activities
1. Isle of Palms – family oriented; the beach is close to Isle of [...]

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Visit USS Yorktown, a military wonder and true family adventure (Charleston weekend fun things to do with children)

Posted By shoutabout,Date: 21.05.2008

What better way to celebrate Memorial Day weekend than visiting the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier the world’s most imposing military marvel during WWII? “The Fighting Lady” is almost 10 football fields long, weighs in at about 27,000 tons and is bristling with weapons and war planes, from the Wright Brothers Flyer to the sleek Tomcat [...]

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Unforgetable fun at Hunting Island State Park beach: climb the Lighthouse, spot loggerhead turtles, catch a crab or hike along the lagoon (photo essay)

Posted By shoutabout,Date: 20.05.2008

Planning for a family vacation or just a weekend getaway at the beach? Then look no further than Hunting Island State Park. There are affordable camping sites and cabins on the premises (although these go very quickly better to call 3-4 months ahead of time to secure a spot) and you’re about 20 minutes from [...]

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Fun Family Time at Edisto Island State Park (what kids will love to do)

Posted By shoutabout,Date: 17.05.2008

There is a lot of fun things to do at Edisto Island State Park besides the usual beach activities.
Interpretive Center and Outdoor Action
1. Kids love spending time at the Interpretive Center, a truly “green” building featuring hands-on exhibits and year around nature learning classes. There is a daily live show around 12 PM. Kids can [...]

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Things to see on St. Helena island near Beaufort: Penn Center and Chapel of Ease (possible the Land’s End ghost!)

Posted By shoutabout,Date: 15.05.2008

Penn Center, an African-American cultural center and a National Historic Landmark, was built in 1862 as the first school in the South for the education of freed slaves. Along with the Bailey museum it is a testimony of the Gullah People’s rich culture and history. The permanent exhibit showcases some of the oldest photographs of [...]

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New life springs from ashes at Old Sheldon Church near Beaufort (historical and free things to do)

Posted By shoutabout,Date: 13.05.2008

The Old Sheldon Church Ruins and Graveyard are about half an hour drive from both Beaufort and Interstate I-95. The centuries old church is a South Carolina truly inspirational historic site attraction the whole family should enjoy.
Here lay the remains of Prince William’s Parish, better known as Sheldon Church (named after Bull’s family ancestral [...]

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Visit Edisto Memorial Gardens on the way to Charleston, Hilton Head or Savannah (free things to do)

Posted By shoutabout,Date: 11.05.2008

Edisto Memorial Gardens: imagine 150 acres filled with roses, azaleas, camellias and many other floral beauties spaced among Yoshino cherry, giant oaks and century old cypress trees. This is as close to Eden as you can ever get. And is FREE for everyone to enjoy!
Located in Orangeburg, “The Garden City”, and easily accessible from [...]

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Hunting Island Lighthouse (Beaufort things to do and see)

Posted By shoutabout,Date: 10.05.2008

The Hunting Island Lighthouse is South Carolina’s only publicly accessible historic lighthouse. At 132 feet high it rewards those brave enough to climb its 167 steps breathtaking views of the Hunting Island State Park, the sweeping Lowcountry marshland and the Atlantic Ocean.

Interesting Facts
1. The first lighthouse was constructed of brick and was completed in 1859 [...]

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