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One of my favorite activities on any visit to downtown Charleston is to take a walk and admire the window boxes, gardens, and architecture all around. And several of my favorite routes include the quite alleyways woven between the homes and gardens. And as a bonus, many of them are shortcuts and bypasses to other favorite spots and attractions.

Stoll's Alley - East Bay to Church

If you blink, you will miss this little...

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Back in May, we went on a new adventure, while on a regular trip to Charleston, to visit the H. L. Hunley. Visiting the Hunley has been on our family's list for the longest time, not only did my dad serve on submarines for 25 years but while stationed in Goose Creek, SC, back in 2000, he got to witness the rising of the Hunley. Making the trip extra special for him, so I took many photos of him in his element haha....

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What do you get when you mix my love for Charleston, history, and fun facts? Well, a scavenger hunt of course!  Fair warning this scavenger hunt cannot be done in one day (you can try though!) but worth keeping on hand during long trips or next time you head downtown and want to see if there is anything you haven't seen or done before. I mixed in some of my favorite restaurants/foods, shopping spots but mainly lots...

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Last month I introduced The Charleston Guide, where I will continue to share places to eat, things to go and favorites throughout the city. I am so excited for this next installment in the series and getting to share the beautiful store, Cannonborough Collective. I have been following them on Instagram for months and finally got the chance to visit on Valentine's Day! And lets just say I won't wait so long to visit...

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With so many tour companies to choose from, museums and houses to pick; planning a trip to Charleston South Carolina can be very overwhelming. After years of trips to my favorite city and sharing the town with friends and family from out of town, I have collected my favorite tours, museums and historical places that will give you a great taste of the city's history and what it has to offer. 

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Are you planning an upcoming trip to Charleston, South Carolina? Whether you are heading there for the day or a week, there are so many choices when it comes to shopping, touring and especially when it comes to eating. You can't go wrong with where you pick to eat, but I know how hard it is to choose, so I am here to help! Here are my top picks for eating lunch in downtown Charleston. My selection is based on places I have eat...

Hello Y'all! Let me preface this with Charleston is my favorite place ever. There is so much to see and so much to do! I am still learning and finding unique places on every visit. The ultimate guide to Charleston is in the works but because not everyone has a full week to explore The Holy City, this guide to for them, the day trippers and weekenders that need to make the most of their time and be strategic with their day...

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