Category: Roadtrips Charleston

Feb 03 2015

Boogie (Half-way) Down

By Carol Antman for Island Eye News What happened to my generation? We joyfully danced in the mud at Woodstock and in the street with Martha and the Vandellas. I hope we’re not getting stodgy and leaving all the fun for the younger music lovers. There are plenty of chances within a half day’s drive …

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Jan 23 2015

Afternoon Adventures For 2015

By Carol Antman for Island Eye News After you’ve visited the greatest hits that every nature loving Charlestonian should know, a wealth of destinations remain to be enjoyed in just an afternoon. Hopefully you’ve been to Middleton and Magnolia Plantations, Cypress Gardens, Mepkin Abbey, Brookgreen Gardens and our wonderful county parks. Now get off the …

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Dec 11 2014

Tom Yawkey’s Gift To Us

By Carol Antman for Island Eye News What does a sixteen year old do when he inherits $330 million dollars? Slide into a life of luxury? Ruin it through self-indulgence? Not Tom Yawkey. In 1919 he suddenly became heir to a fortune in mining, timber, tin and oil and the owner of South Island Plantation …

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Oct 03 2014

High Tea At Hopsewee

By Carol Antman for Island Eye News My book club, The Venuses of Willendorf, has been together for 20 years. We’ve read hundreds of books, classics to best sellers. So no judgments please when I tell you that our recent book, Keeper of the House, is about a famous Georgetown brothel The Sunset Lodge. Open …

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Sep 04 2014

Hanging Out With Henry Flagler

  By Carol Antman for Island Eye News On one of the ubiquitous ghost tours in this historic city, my fellow journalists are imagining that their photos reveal evidence of dead dogs lurking by woodstoves, phantasmal children wandering in the dark park. I see Henry Flagler. It’s not hard to imagine he’s still here in …

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Aug 05 2014

Unleashed In Athens, Georgia

  By Carol Antman for Island Eye News “You’re nothing like your father. Take off your clothes and jump in the water.” Thayer Sarrono’s teasing lyrics accompanied our welcome toast as we began our visit to Athens, Georgia. My husband and I were ready for some adult fun. The University of Georgia is often ranked …

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Jul 09 2014

Playing All Day

  By Carol Antman for Island Eye News To have the freedom we had as children: to explore, to try new things, to dabble, to be alright with not being good at it, to immerse ourselves and relinquish all responsibilities for a while… sound good? Since 1925, John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC …

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May 08 2014

Follow The Arts Mavens To Spoleto

By Carol Antman for Island Eye News Transcendent moments: a hushed audience before the curtain goes up, time-traveling on music from centuries ago, immersing yourself in a character until you forget he’s an actor; art that brings tears, memories, laughter or insight. Beyond entertainment, we’re all hoping our Spoleto tickets bring enlightenment and joy. That’s …

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Mar 07 2014

Getting Big Laughs In Myrtle Beach

By Carol Antman for Island Eye News My parents raised me by example to not mind making a fool of myself, which was a big asset on a recent trip to Myrtle Beach. It was the off-season and the town’s garishness and crowds were dialed down. My girlfriend and I were not entirely disappointed to …

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Dec 27 2013

In The Footsteps Of Len Foote

By Carol Antman for the Island Eye News 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. …

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