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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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Small Town Saturday: Newberry SC

Founded in the 1750s by European settlers, the area around Newberry, South Carolina became known for cotton plantations. Newberry College was used as a Civil War hospital and the historic courthouse was burnt by Sherman and his troops. Today, the town is home to around 10,000 people. A number of the neighborhoods are listed on the National […]

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