Travel the road less traveled, go off the beaten path…we all know the quotes that tell us to travel away from the busy places. You know what? Those quotes are true. Sometimes the best travel and memories are made within the “hidden gems.” As I spend a chilly, rainy day in North Carolina, I’m reminiscing about traveling to the unknown places in South Carolina.
Walahalla – A mountain city, full of history.
Chattooga River – Hiking, whitewater rafting, and waterfalls? What more could you want?
Abingdon Manor in Latta – A bed and breakfast inn, complete with a Greek Revival Style.
Cooper’s Country Store in Salters – Shop for smoked hams, shotguns, and everything in between before hitting the road again.
Bluffton – This little city is home to charm, cafes, and cute shops.
I now know what Scarlett O’Hara meant when she said the land of Tara gave her strength. Everyone has a special place, a place they call home, a place that gives them strength, and a place where all their worries go away. For me, that special place is Charleston, South Carolina.
Last week was spent in the Holy City. Just the thought of leaving made me shed a tear. Charleston is more than just saltwater, beautiful streets, and Palmetto trees. It is a city full of history, meaning, and offers something for everyone.
After exiting the highway, all of the familiar sites and sounds captured my senses. Quickly, my worries washed away and I knew I was back at my second home.
From the history to the harbor, Charleston will forever be my special place.