Category: Roadtrips Charleston

Dec 06 2013

Tasty Travels: Sampling Southern Cuisine

By Carol Antman for the Island Eye News 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 …

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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 22 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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Apr 05 2013

Unafraid in Cape Fear

By Carol Antman You’ve gotta love a roadtrip that includes a car ferry. From Southport, my girlfriend and I got into the traveling mood as seagulls swooped and the ship’s horn droned while we cruised up the Cape Fear River. It was “shoulder season”, before the summer crowds, but plenty goes on along the coast …

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Jan 30 2013

Wonderland on a Private Island in Georgia

By Carol Antman I felt like I’d fallen through the looking glass. At the end of a 30-minute boat ride from Darien, Georgia, we stepped onto the dock at Eagle Island. Our first impressive sight was an array of tree pots: upended trees with their towering roots filled with cascading green foliage. A parade of …

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Dec 28 2012

Soaking Away the Stress in Hot Springs, N.C.

By Carol Antman Several years ago my book club introduced me to what has become one of my favorite road trip destinations: Hot Springs NC. Giggling in a Jacuzzi together proved to be quite a bonding experience. We got massages and talked about that month’s book, Cold Mountain, hiked and drank wine. Our group of …

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Nov 28 2012

Finding my New Tribe in the Wilderness

By Carol Antman Do you have these problems: your friends don’t want to hike anymore? Complaints of knees, feet or exhaustion follow your invitations. They prefer wine tastings to GORP. Cooking classes to camping. BBQ’s to bird watching. Call them when you’re in the mood for quiet fun, but go find a new tribe like …

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