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Discover Patriots Point and ‘Walk in the Steps of Heroes’

The USS Yorktown as seen from the deck of the USS Laffey Destroyer. Standing at the waterfront looking across Charleston Harbor, you'll see docked with flags waving in the breeze the massive, majestic gray USS Yorktown aircraft carrier. Each year, thousands cross the Cooper River to the Mount Pleasant side of the historic harbor in order to 'Walk in the Steps of Heroes" at Patriots Point. What's it all about? Back in the 1970s the Patriots Point Development Authority came together to establish a naval and maritime museum on Charleston Harbor featuring the World War II aircraft carrier, the USS [...]

Plan an Epic Trip to Mayberry This Year

Aunt Bee, Opie, Andy, and Barney – they’re all there. The Andy Griffith Show is classic television and the fictional town of Mayberry it's set in is as infamous as the show’s beloved characters. Mayberry isn’t just a place in television lore, Mayberry comes to life in Andy Griffith’s real hometown of Mt. Airy, North Carolina. The quaint town that served as the inspiration for Mayberry located at the gateway to the Yadkin Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains rolls out the welcome mat to fans of the popular television show year-round. Mt. Airy is Mayberry It’s not a coincidence [...]

Holy cow! It’s a butter museum!

In planning our visit to Cork, Ireland, I knew there were certain places I simply had to visit.  Saint Finbarr’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Street and the River Lee – these are sites that were known to me.  However, in doing my research, I found one destination that intrigued me.  The Cork Butter Museum. Granted, I like butter, but it’s not the be-all-end-all of my diet. But the idea of a museum dedicated to butter seemed right up my alley.  I love finding those unique, one-of-a-kind places most tourists bypass so I was all-in for this trip. Getting There Getting there [...]

Seven kid-friendly things to do in Charleston

Considering a family vacation to Charleston? There's so much to do in Charleston, you're likely to have a tough time deciding where to go first.  This gorgeous coastal town offers unlimited possibilities for family fun, certain to keep young ones entertained. Here are seven fantastic options that will keep parents and young travelers happy. 1. Fort Sumter Catch the boat and take the journey across the bustling Charleston Harbor to Fort Sumter. Kids will enjoy the journey as much as the experience of visiting the historic fort. While at the fort, listen to park rangers tell the history of this [...]

The Airborne & Special Operations Museum is a must-see in the heart of historic downtown Fayetteville

If your summer travels include a trip along I-95, be sure to say, Pull Over and Let Me Out, when you get to Fayetteville, North Carolina. Why stop here? Because in the heart of the historic downtown of this charming southern city awaits the Airborne & Special Operations Museum. The museum offers an incredibly well laid out history of the United States Army's Airborne and Special Operations.  Visitors to this museum are treated to an educational and interactive journey through this important story.  It's well-worth taking a couple of hours to experience this one-of-a-kind museum. About the museum The museum [...]