Tagged : South Carolina

Found 9 blog entries tagged as "South Carolina".

 

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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First, I want to express my heartfelt concern for all those dealing with difficult winter weather this season. We feel very blessed to be living in Charleston and enjoying balmy Thanksgiving weather in November. As I sit on my screened porch with my laptop, I feel compelled to share a little of our wonderful Charleston Thanksgiving.

We have friends with a large extended family that come down to their second home on Daniel Island every year. This year they had 24 family members and they invited us to join them. They fill their home, guest cottages at the Daniel Island Club and a VRBO home on Daniel Island. It is fun to catch up with them over Thanksgiving dinner. Family members are filled with excitement about their adventures during the week.

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Charleston South Carolina beaches are amazing and usually not crowded. I grew up in the Valley Forge area. My buddies would hop up the car and drive 2-3 hours in bumper to bumper traffic to New Jersey beaches. We had to have beach tags, pay for parking and get real cozy with strangers spread out nearby. Now we live 20 minutes from the beach. Beaches are not crowded (except maybe this weekend). Parking is mostly free. What a wonderful thing.

If you are in town, this article from CHSTODAY covers the beach rules for each beach you might want to know about. Our favorite is Isle Of Palms about 42nd Street. Check it out.

Oh you aren't here. Well we can fix that for next year.

 

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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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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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 The readers of Conde Nast Traveler have once again named Charleston South Carolina the World's Friendliest City! Couple this recognition with Travel + Leisure's World's Best City Award for the third straight year and it's easy to see why the world is flocking to our charming city. In 2015 over 5 million people visited Charleston and apparently we treated them well. 

If you live in the Holy City you experience this on a daily basis, just something you expect. What is interesting though is how many other top rankings Charleston has garnered in the last 5 years. Here are just a few:

World's Best City- Travel+Leisure 2016

Top City in the U.S.- Conde Nast Traveler 2011-2014

Top City in the World- Conde Nast Traveler 2012

Top U.S.

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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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Charleston News Highlights

Nearly 50 new restaurants opened in Historic Charleston in 2013

The head of the Culinary Institute Of Charleston said nearly 50 new restaurants on the Charleston peninsula in 2013. The culinary Institute graduates 150 each May to help staff the demand for high quality staff in a town that is know for "Hospitality and Culinary options."

Boeing Continues To Expand

Boeing announced plans to expand their 787 Dreamliner campus with an additional 468 acres.

Benefitfocus brings 1200 more jobs to Daniel Island

Benefitfocus broke ground on a new building and announced plans to hire 1200 new employees on Daniel Island. The company currently employs about 800.

United Van Lines study ranks South Carolina #2 in inbound

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