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Lunch In Downtown Charleston

Posted on 17th Feb 2013 08:18:34
Category: Family Entertainment, Culinary
Author: Steve Vail

The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is huge and apparently it's getting larger every year. My intent was to see as many attractions/exhibits as possible and then fill this post up with my impressions. However, two major obstacles prevailed against me to prevent that: 1) The crowds; there was a tremendous turnout - in spite of the weather; 2) The weather; from the time we ...

West Ashley Greenway - Charleston Cycling

Posted on 25th Mar 2013 05:06:32
Category: Trails, Family Entertainment
Author: Steve Vail

The West Ashley Greenway is a 'rails-to-trails' trail starting from only a couple of miles from downtown Charleston, it is approximately 10 miles long and carries cyclist, joggers, and hikers through some of the SC Lowcountry's most beautiful scenery overlooking the marshes adjacent to the Wapoo Cut and the ICW.

Fort Sumter - A Charleston Historic Icon

Posted on 30th Mar 2013 22:30:53
Category: Tours, Parks, Historic Sites, Family Entertainment
Author: Steve Vail

Recently some friends of mine, six IT guys with whom I've had the awesome privilege of working at McCrady Training Center in Columbia, came to Charleston for a visit, and to tour  Fort Sumter.  We met at  Patriot's Point  to catch the...

Hampton Park - Historic Majestic Charleston

Posted on 23rd Feb 2013 16:31:29
Category: Parks, Historic Sites, Family Entertainment
Author: Steve Vail

Hampton Park is one of the oldest parks in the Charleston and Lowcountry area. With its grand majestic old Live Oaks, cycling, jogging, walking trails, a nearly one-hundred-year-old bandstand, and manicured flower beds and gardens this Charleston County Park is one of my personal favorites.

Morris Island Shelling/Charleston Harbor Tour - Harborview Charters

Posted on 17th Jun 2013 20:07:48
Category: Tours, Family Entertainment, Beaches and Islands
Author: Steve Vail

Sunday was Father's Day. And my family is so great; they decided a day wasn't enough. Starting on Friday and ending Sunday, we celebrated Father's weekend. The weekend started with a Morris Island shelling expedition and Charleston Harbor tour Friday; kayaking down the Ashley River Saturday and kayaking in Shem Creek with the dolphins Sunday.

Sea Turtle Rescue / Release at Isle of Palms County Park

Posted on 31st Jul 2013 12:45:21
Category: Family Entertainment, Beaches and Islands
Author: Steve Vail

This past Wednesday morning, 10:00 AM at the Isle of Palms Charleston County Park, the South Carolina Aquarium along with the Sea turtle rescue team released three Sea Turtles back into the wild after they had been successfully rescued and rehabilitated: a Loggerhead; a Kemp's Ridley; and a Green.

Charleston Aquarium - Adventurous, Fun, Educational

Posted on 13th Aug 2013 10:47:39
Category: Tours, Family Entertainment
Author: Steve Vail

Located right on the edge of the Charleston Harbor, The Charleston Aquarium is undoubtedly one of Charleston's outstanding attractions that has enabled the city to be named: "number one world destination" by Conde Nast Travel Reader's Choice Awards.

Avian Conservation Center for Birds of Prey

Posted on 27th 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...