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I had dinner with a close friend recently. He is a major adventure seeker. He swam with sharks off the Great Barrier Reef, ran with the bulls in Spain, climbed to Michu Pichu and more. I have tremendous respect for those who grab for the gusto in life. He seems to enjoy making others think about their life. He asked me "So what's on your bucket list?"

A highlight of my adventures was sailing a 65' yacht through an unexpected hurricane off the west coast of Florida. Sailing a 42' catamaran in rough weather from San Francisco to Seattle. Climbing 5 14,000' high mountain peaks in Colorado. Hum ... so now what is my bucket list?

Since I moved to Charleston I don't find myself as anxious to go find the next hot spot or adventure. As I reflected

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Planning a trip to Charleston? The city if loaded with excellent hotels and the best part may be that they are unique - not your normal national brands. Stay in Historic Charleston if you haven't been here before. Be sure to enjoy a carriage ride through the city. The carriage drivers are all fascinating with storied about what went on in the city such as pirate invasions, the civil war, plantation owners and on and on. Perhaps best of all enjoy the architecture of the amazing homes.

This article from Town and Country Magazine has an excellent list of many of the hotel options.

Charleston Hotels

If we can help with your planning, please let us know. If you find yourself thinking you might want a second home here or perhaps make a move

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Blessing of the Fleet Courtesy of Post and Courier

Centuries ago, in Mediterranean fishing villages, Catholic residents would gather and have a local priest pray blessings on fishing boats for a safe and bountiful season. Now, widely adopted by Christian communities around the world, coastal towns practice "blessing the fleet" in hopes of the same safe, fruitful fishing and shrimping expeditions. 

Thirty years ago this spring, the town of Mount Pleasant began blessing the Charleston fleets. This annual event is host to local seafood purveyors, restaurants, music, crafts and a day of fun for the whole family. The 30th Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival will take place Sunday, April 30th at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront and will offer parking at locations around town with free shuttle

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A new season is being ushered in as temperatures rise across the low country. Several great events are on the horizon, and as you make plans to visit, we hope you will include a few of these Charleston favorites in your itinerary.  

April

  • Charleston RiverDogs Games: Various Dates Beginning April 6 - August 31 at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park
  • Charleston Farmers Market: Every Saturday beginning April 8 - November 25 in Marion Square
  • Folly Beach Sea and Sand Festival: April 8 at Folly Beach 
  • 2nd Sunday on King: Every 2nd Sunday of the Month on King Street
  • M. Dumas and Sons Centennial Celebration: April 20 at M. Dumas and Sons on King Street
  • Low Country Strawberry Festival: April 20-23 at Boone Hall Plantation
  • Sperry Charleston Race
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Forty years ago, on a warm April day, Charleston began the great tradition that is the Cooper River Bridge Run. Each year, thousands of area residents and avid runners from around the country gather in Mount Pleasant for a 6.2 mile jaunt across the Charleston Harbor. The run is a one-way road event that begins on Coleman Blvd, passes over Shem Creek, crosses the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and ends with a two mile run through historic downtown. In 1978, approximately 1,000 runners competed in the event and last year over 40,000 experienced the best views of Charleston by participating. The Cooper River Bridge Run is more than a scenic 10k. When the event was created forty years ago, it was done so as a way to encourage running and fitness in the

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Charleston's strongest asset, aside from the people who breathe life into our wonderful city, are the historical buildings and gardens that make up the peninsula. Often times, locals and visitors alike are left wondering how to linger longer than the moment they have looking over the beautiful iron-clad fences. We are here to share that lingering is not necessary. March and April bring the greatest time to visit Charleston. If you seek to enjoy our beautiful history, homes, gardens and architecture, March 16 - April 22nd  is the time to visit.

From morning history walks to culinary focused discussions, Charleston's Festival of Houses and Gardens celebrates 70 years this year and helps benefit the Historic Charleston Foundation. Those visiting, have

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This week, our friends at Southern Living Magazine labeled Charleston as The South's Best City. We love the recognition and accolades, but for those of us who live in Charleston, it comes as no surprise. Whether you have lived in Charleston for one month, one year or your entire life, the Holy City's breath-taking water views and idyllic sunsets capture your soul and leave you subject to the charm and originality of our local makers. 

While the city has maintained its charm for nearly 400 years, the last decade has been focused on redefining our identity. With old buildings finding new life and a fresh generation taking interest in the long-term sustainability of our natural environment and infrastructure, Charleston looks to showcase our great

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It is no secret Charleston is top of the list when it comes to taking a vacation. This year, we are proud to have 13 area hotels receive AAA's Four-Diamond Award Rating and one property recognized as a Five-Diamond recipient by AAA and Forbes 2017 Travel Guide. The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island is the only five-diamond award winner in the state and earned the recognition for the tenth time by AAA. 

In addition to AAA and Forbes hotel ratings, nine area restaurants were awarded four-diamond recognition. From historic downtown to Mount Pleasant and Kiawah Island, visitors and locals have their choice of the best dining has to offer. We would like to congratulate our hard-working friends in the hospitality industry for making life in the Charleston area

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Over the last four years, Charleston has been named the top city in the United States by Travel & Leisure magazine. This year, however, Charleston ranked as the #1 City in the World!  Charleston is the first American city ever to earn this ranking and recognition.  The ranking comes as no surprise to residents and visitors.  As a resident of Charleston, we cannot be happier with the incredible quality of life and community.  Charleston is located in an ideal coastal setting and is home to amazing architecture, the best restaurants, historical landmarks, and some of the friendliest people we have ever met.  With the nearby amazing beaches, such as Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms, and Folly Beach,

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The market is booming in downtown Charleston. Last week a Bed and Breakfast called, “Pink Palace”, or 5 East Battery,  sold for $6.5 million. The bed and breakfast will be used for single family residence by the new owners. This beautiful historic home has 24 rooms, five halls, six baths, four stairways and seven black marble mantels. A few weeks ago the James Simmons House at 37 Meeting St also sold for $7.5 million, the second-highest ever in historic Charleston. This pre-Revolutionary War house is a historic gem in Charleston. The home was used as Confederate headquarters during the Civil War. The home constructed in 1760, is a 8,384-square-foot residence, that was bought in 1840, for only $9,000!  Now it is only the second most expensive sale ever in

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