Category: Roadtrips Charleston

Feb 05 2014

Discover Georgetown’s Gems

By Carol Antman for The Island Connection In the spirit of visiting a neighbor who’s suffered a hardship, my girlfriend and I made a call on Georgetown. Just four months earlier, a devastating fire had ripped through the downtown area. Seven buildings on the scenic boardwalk were destroyed, 130 people were put out of work, …

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Dec 26 2013

In The Footsteps Of Len Foote

By Carol Antman for The Island Connection Here’s a plan for future fun:  put a trip in your pocket.  Even if you think you have no time to travel, once it’s on your calendar months away, your life will mysteriously clear a path.  Some of the Southeast’s most popular adventures require advance planning anyway.  I …

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Dec 06 2013

Tasty Travels: Sampling Southern Cuisine

By Carol Antman for the Island Connection  I’m not a food writer but I often travel with some. We’re lucky recipients of lavish meals meant to impress. Sometimes they’re delectable and sometimes you have to wonder what they were thinking. Take a recent dinner at a sprawling golf resort in Georgia. The tuna tartare was …

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Sep 24 2013

Exploring Georgia’s Lake Country

By Carol Antman When I was invited to visit Georgia’s Lake Country I have to admit that I had no idea where that was. Knowing it is in Georgia’s Heartland helped a little. The photo reminded me of the Great Lakes in Michigan but this area is just a four-hour drive from Charleston, southeast of …

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Aug 01 2013

Euphoric in Greenville

By Carol Antman Have you been to Greenville lately? If you still think of it as Charleston’s little sister, you’d be surprised to see how she’s grown up. She’s popular, beautiful and full of surprises. Downtown is revitalized and pulsing with things to do: local shops, art galleries, museums, upscale hotels and a variety of …

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Jul 02 2013

Following the Parkway to Floydfest

The Blue Ridge Parkway winds through the rolling Shenandoah Valley in Virginia past mountain hamlets and forests that stretch to the horizon. And then…like a mirage, a plateau suddenly emerges with a surprising spectacle: tents, flags, cars, trailers, stages, trapezes and, even from a distance, the sound of music. Floydfest: one of the premier musical …

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May 27 2013

The Ambassadors of Southern Hospitality

By Carol Antman And you thought you were having fun at Spoleto! Have you been greeted by a live elephant as you arrived at a party? Introduced the Polish dancers to the beach? Walked your dog with opera stars? When double bass player Anthony Manzo calls Charleston “the most welcoming city there is” it’s because …

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Apr 26 2013

Fat Tire Freak-Out

By Carol Antman Our son and his girlfriend are the most active people I know. When they surf mountain-sized waves or catapult through the air behind weight boards, I settle for living vicariously, but recently they introduced me to one of the lowcountry’s best new adrenaline pumping adventures: the new bike trail near Wannamaker Park …

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Feb 26 2013

Top Honors

By Olivia French Congratulations to Charleston Collegiate School’s 2nd Quarter Honor Roll students! 4th Grade: Caelan Crow, Ryan Duffy, Kelsey Hay, Ella Kindt and Lazo Kirages 5th Grade: Candler Fontaine, Jack Jones, Andie Mancusi-Ungaro, Tyler Pottichen, Reed Reynolds and Skyler Warf 6th Grade: Elvin Chateauvert and Molly Corcoran 7th Grade: Jacob Bryson, Brinley Frank, Cameron Hay, Will …

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