Charleston And Lowcountry

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Botany Bay Bone Yard Beach and Plantation - Historic SC Lowcountry

Posted on 31 May 2014 09:17:46
Category: Tours, Historic Sites, Beaches and Islands
Author: Steve Vail

Bone yard beach at Botany Bay - A literal bone yard on the beach? Not exactly. Over the years, the tides have changed and eroded areas where thriving forests once stood. Many of the trees are now fallen over with their massive root systems exposed to the elements. The constant ebb and flow of the sandy beach tides combined with the Sun and salt have quite literally sanded them smooth, and bleached them to a haunting off white that resemble the color of "bone"...



Charleston Culinary Tours - History, Food, Drink, and Southern Hospitality

Posted on 20 Mar 2014 04:52:14
Category: Tours, Culinary
Author: Steve Vail

Charleston Culinary Tours LogoThis was an afternoon of exquisite dining, meeting new friends, and a wonderful opportunilty to get a taste of some of Charleston's unique and superb culinary delights from some of Charleston's most prestigious chefs and restaurants. There are 4 different and completely unique tours from which to choose. Each as unique and exciting as the others. We chose the "Downtown Culinary Tour" and enjoyed a remarkably wonderful time. The other available tours are Upper King Street Culinary Tour; Chef's Showcase At The Farmer's Market Culinary Tour; and The Chefs' Kitchen Tour.
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Spectacular Live Blues Performances at Home Team BBQ

Posted on 12 Feb 2014 06:14:11
Category: Musical Performance, Family Entertainment, Culinary
Author: Steve Vail

I really really like Barbeque. However, not just any old BBQ will do. Slow cooked over wood; oak and/or hickory with an assortment of vinegar and mustard based sauces on the side, that's what I call real Barbeque. Now I also happen to have a rather strong affinity for live blues performances as well. So when it was brought to my attention that I just might have the opportunity to experience both at the same place and time... well now.



Pickett Park and Pitt Street Bridge

Posted on 30 Dec 2013 20:08:52
Category: Historic Sites, Family Entertainment
Author: Steve Vail

When I have the opportunity to write about, and feature places that, relatively speaking, very few know about; I am genuinely thrilled. Picket park is just such a place.

The history of Pickett Park and Pitt Street Bridge alone is worthy of recognition and esteem. Now couple that with the park and it's public access to the Inter-coastal waterway along with the Charleston Harbor for fishing and Kayaking, and you have an area of magnificent history, sites, and recreation. Whether bicycling, Kayaking, fishing, jogging, or simply out for a stroll, this park, and the surrounding area has something for everyone.



The Old Charleston City Jail - A Historic Charleston Landmark

Posted on 31 Oct 2013 17:12:34
Category: Tours, Historic Sites
Author: Steve Vail

The Old Charleston City Jail - From its original construction in 1802 to 1939, the building located at 21 Magazine Street was utilized as a jail and insane asylum. With the exterior stucco now falling off and exposing the brickwork beneath, this medieval, gothic-like style building projects a foreboding, grim, and haunting presence. As if that was not enough, since its closing in 1939 , it has a history of strange, mysterious, and unexplained occurrences that continue to this day. It's considered to be one of the most haunted buildings in the US.



Charleston Downtown - An Exciting Historic Southern US City

Posted on 18 Oct 2013 20:47:18
Category: Tours, Historic Sites
Author: Steve Vail

Having lived within the Charleston and Low Country area for most of my life, one would think that visits to the downtown area would eventually become mundane. To the contrary, whenever I have the opportunity to walk the downtown streets, I experience the...



Sullivans Island - A Mysteriously Intriguing Historic Island

Posted on 22 Sep 2013 22:17:30
Category: Historic Sites, Beaches and Islands
Author: Steve Vail

Home of the Edgar Allen Poe Library, Fort Moultrie and the Sullivan's Island Lighthouse, at first glance Sullivans Island appears to be a typical small charming coastal township. But when you look a little deeper, you begin to see things on this Island that are far from typical. What many don't know, is that up until the end...



Avian Conservation Center for Birds of Prey

Posted on 27 Aug 2013 06:42:26
Category: Tours, Family Entertainment
Author: Steve Vail

Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM tours are available to the public. If you like birds, learning about them and watching them in flight, you'll want to plan a visit and take the tour of a lifetime. A one of kind experience that is second to none.  The world renown Jack Hanna had this to say about it, "I have traveled worldwide and seen countless centers and this is the absolute best of its kind I have ever seen anywhere."Jack Hanna...