New Year’s Resolution

The height of my fervor for any given New Year resolution comes in around 11:30 pm on December 31st. It occurs when I am in bed and thinking about the copious amounts of sugar cookies, and honey baked ham, and sweet potato casserole I have consumed during the entirety of December. My New Year’s Resolution…

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South Carolina’s Little Secret: Pawley’s Island

Separated from the mainland by saltmarsh and nicknamed “arrogantly shabby”, Pawley’s Island is one of South Carolina’s little secrets-literally. The barrier island is less than 4 miles long, and for the most part only one house wide. But it is one of the East Coast’s oldest summer resorts, and for good reason. I

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Traditional Southern Cornbread: Best Holiday Recipes

Traditional Southern Cornbread: Best Holiday Recipes No recipe collection of any southern cook would be complete without a recipe for cornbread. Cornbread has been around for as long as its main ingredient, and Native Americans learned early in their history how to dry corn and then grind it into meal. The next logical step was…

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Historic Wilmington Has Something for Everyone

Wilmington along the Cape Fear River

Historic Wilmington Has Something for Everyone Known as the Port City, historic Wilmington has something for everyone. Located in southeast North Carolina, the city is set between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. Residents enjoy a mild climate, making outdoor activities possible year round and with water nearby, it’s hard to ignore the…

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On the Road: Winter Travel Tips

The flakes were so tiny. You could hardly see them! Throughout my North Carolinian days, I had been made to believe snowflakes were the size of white construction paper cut outs we made in each of my classes. I pictured snow falling in soft pieces bigger than my face.

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The Central California Coast

McWay Fall, Julia Pfeiffer State park, Big Sur, California, USA

The Central California Coast Welcome to the Central California Coast! The Coast is comprised of four regions beginning at Ventura in the South, crossing through Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, and then ending at Monterey Bay just south of San Francisco. There are miles of rocky shoreline along the way, with beaches where you…

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The Other Las Vegas

The Other Las Vegas What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…unless… What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas—and that may be the case for some things. But when it comes to the natural beauty of the area, that’s something we want to share with everyone. Leave the glitz of casinos, extravagant shows and The Strip…

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