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Category Archives: Local Interest

What’s New in the Lowcountry?

Hilton Head Island A new trolley service will be up and running this summer. It is sure to be a hit with passengers with its range of features. There will be Wi-Fi, an area for strollers and wheelchairs, mobile apps, bicycle racks, GPS tracking and air conditioning! Shelter Cove, Park Plaza and Coligny Beach are some of the convenient stops, but drivers will allow …

The Waddell Mariculture Center

I am an avid fan of our local paper, the Island Packet. I often read an article that reminds me of reasons why I am here and why I love living in the Lowcountry. This was one of those weeks… The Waddell Mariculture Center has been protecting our waters since it took its first water and soil samples in 1979. Located on the Colleton …

Day Trip to Daufuskie Island

Daufuskie Island is a true gem in local heritage and culture. Tucked between Savannah and Hilton Head Island, access is only available by boat. There are several ways to get there even if you don’t have your own boat and I recommend you put a visit on your family “to do” list. Consider the Island Artisans and History Tour available through Outside Hilton Head. …

Bluffton, a State of Mind?

This question comes to mind because of the growing size and popularity of this special and somewhat quirky community. A few weeks ago, David Lauderdale, an editor and writer for the Island Packet, reviewed this question in an article he wrote. I loved the article and wanted to share some things with you. He begins by telling us that the soul of Bluffton is …

Lowcountry Summers – All About Fun, Sun and Water

While it is true that we have spectacular beaches on Hilton Head Island loved by locals and visitors alike, summers here in the Lowcountry offer so much more. Let’s look at some things that make life especially fun during the warm summer season. We are fortunate to be surrounded by rivers, estuaries and sounds which provide amazing beauty and wildlife. Kayaking is a relaxing …

Inspired Learning

Often, when people retire, they look forward to a life of leisure. Playing golf and tennis, getting in the best shape of their lives, leisurely trolling through the waterways, and fishing or shrimping when the notion strikes are a few favorites, but the reality is that most have a need for more. Some will volunteer and others will find a fun, part-time job for …

Lowcountry Summers

For those of you who have been receiving my newsletter for some time, you may recall my telling you about our short winters here in the Hilton Head area. However, I want to tell you about another seasonal pleasantry. Summer is our busiest season for guests, of that there is no doubt. We have multitudes of families arriving for their annual beach vacation. Honestly, …

Beaufort County: Rich in History and Heritage

Several years ago, I had the good fortune of taking a class on the history of Beaufort County, taught by two USCB professors. It was a fantastic experience and provided background I often share with potential buyers. The Lowcountry has more than 100 historic sites spread throughout the county. Collectively, the 4 local mayors of Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort and Port Royal, created a …

Old Town Bluffton: Explore Your Way to Local Lifestyle

Fall is an especially good time to take in the sights and activities of Old Town. There is much to see and do, while offering insight into the local lifestyle that we love. There are many attractions to discover. The Heyward House is the Visitor Center at 70 Boundary Street, built in 1840 in the antebellum style. Visitors can take tours of the home …