South Carolina


Low-hanging Spanish moss shelters a sleepy two-lane road as you get close to the Lowcountry island of Kiawah. It’s a private community with limited access making it a truly off the beaten path destination. Once on this barrier island, your drive winds alongside shaded bike paths and past the lush greens of famous golf courses before making a right turn into The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

Imagine majestic Oak trees draped in Spanish moss, lovely historic plantations, and soul-soothing seascapes. This beautiful vision can become your reality on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast. Home to the famous Pawleys Island Hammock Company, these hand-woven hammocks are a signature way to relax along this stretch of coastline. Travelers come here to unwind and recharge. Looking for some downtime of my own, I hit the road to this Southern coast known for peaceful ambiance and a slower pace.

Just the thought of summer casts a spell on people, conjuring dreams of carefree beach days lasting until the sun slips below the horizon. When this happens to you, make your way to Hilton Head Island, a glorious island paradise that will bring to life your magical beach dream. This barrier island lures many to its shores to enjoy all its broad beaches, sub-tropical weather, low-rise oceanfront development, world-class golf and tennis, and hundreds of restaurants and shops.

Tucked away on the bustling shores of Mount Pleasant, like a gem waiting to be found are The Cottages on Charleston Harbor. Here you’ll find an intimate resort on a premier oceanfront setting. The commanding harbor views and the beautifully designed cottages make this fabulous resort a top-notch destination. The visionary designer of this extraordinary resort found a way to carve out a serene oasis just minutes away from downtown Mount Pleasant and Charleston.