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Weekend Guide to Columbia and Lake Murray

Similar to other Southern capitals cities like Baton Rouge and Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina and its surrounding communities often get overlooked by travelers. But exciting things are happening here. In the last decade, the former industrial zone has become The Vista, the city’s most sought-after district for shopping and dining. Craft breweries like River Rat, Swamp Cabbage, […]

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Visiting Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens

A beloved family-friendly attraction in the capital city, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is the state’s leading animal facility. It has over 2,000 creatures and is AZA-accredited. The facility also includes sprawling botanical gardens, which opened in 1995. The zoo first opened in 1974 to teach locals about these species and conservation. Over one million visitors come […]

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Where to Go (in the South) in 2017

It’s the time of year when we start planning upcoming adventures. There are so many places I recommend visiting in the South, but 2017 will be an important year for many reasons. Each of these destinations has been thoughtfully selected for what is new and exciting in the state. This list also serves as a […]

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Experiencing Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens, located outside of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a favorite attraction for both visitors and locals. The former private home and its surrounding property are transformed for the holiday season into their most popular event, the Nights of a Thousand Candles. Held throughout December, thousands of candles are hand lit every night around […]

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