South Carolina

    Georgetown on the South Carolina Coast: A Peaceful Town With Plenty to See

    3/29/15 •

    …Looking to visit a peaceful town that’s full of interesting attractions? Well, my husband and I highly recommend Georgetown on the South Carolina coast. Originally established in 1729 as a shipping point for rice and indigo grown on area plantations, this cute little seaport on the Sampit River is historic yet Mayberry-esque. You’ll…

    Brookgreen Sculpture Gardens in South Carolina: The Oldest and Largest of Its Kind

    2/21/13 •

    …I found a lovely oasis south of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Brookgreen Sculpture Gardens, the oldest and largest attraction of its kind in the United States. Philanthropist Archer Huntington and his wife, Anna, a sculptor, turned the former Brookgreen Plantation into a showcase for art and native plants and wildlife. Opened to the…

    Old Sheldon Church Ruins Near Beaufort in South Carolina

    7/19/14 •

    …The Old Sheldon Church ruins near Beaufort on the South Carolina coast aren’t on any map, but this peaceful and picturesque site is worth a visit if you’re ever in the area. Originally known as the Church of Prince William’s Parish, the building was built between 1745 and 1755. It’s considered one of…

    Horne Creek Living Historical Farm, North Carolina: A Glimpse Into the South's Rural Past

    3/01/16 •

    …My family and I enjoyed a unique glimpse of the South’s rural past at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm near Pinnacle in northwestern North Carolina. A century ago, farmer Thomas Hauser, his wife and 12 children worked this prosperous 450-acre farm. Today, costumed interpreters (at right) still use horses and mules for muscle…

    Boone Hall Plantation Near Charleston, South Carolina: Oldest Working Plantations

    11/06/12 •

    …I thoroughly enjoyed a recent visit to stately Boone Hall Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. Established in the 1680s by Major John Boone (no relation to Daniel!), it’s one of America’s oldest working plantations. My cousins and I were impressed by the long driveway lined with Spanish moss-draped live oaks. The plantation’s centerpiece…

    A Detailed Guide to Pet Iguanas (Iguanidae)

    6/11/13 •

    …68° to 77°F (20-25°C). Humidity: 60 to 90 percent. Food: Insects and spiders, freshwater fish, earthworms, baby mice; in natural habitat also small reptiles, frogs, and baby birds. Some banded basilisks also eat vegetable food. Carolina anole Anolis carolinensis (Dumeril and Bibron, 1837) Total length: 8 inches (22 cm). Head-torso length: 3 inches (7 cm)….