Charleston Hotel and Restaurants


  We spend our nights in The Vendue, a beautifully remodeled art hotel located in the center of historic Old Town and near many of the cities primary sights and best restaurants. The roof deck has one of the most popular rooftop bars in the city and the common areas are filled with art [Read more …]

Charleston Historic Sights, Museums and Homes

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  Although we began our search for Charleston’s history with a couple of guided walking tours (see our June 27 post), one can’t help but to absorb some of the city’s history just by walking the historic streets, both of the southern section of the old city (most of which was destroyed and rebuild [Read more …]

Charleston Historic Walking Tours

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  Walking tours are a great way to see and to learn the history of a city. This is especially true in a city like Charleston, which virtually oozes history. We spend both our mornings in the city on walking tours.   Historic Charleston Walking Tour. The material alone would [Read more …]

Revisiting Charleston, SC

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  Charleston is one of our favorite U.S. cities. How could it not be? Its beautiful colonial mansions and homes, its history, its graciousness and of course, its low-country cooking. Since we get back to the city so infrequently, we had a lot of catching up to do. The itinerary for our [Read more …]

Revisiting the Southeastern U.S.


It had been a number of years since we were in the southeast (excluding Washington, D.C., which we visit every couple years. A return trip was long overdue. This trip covered parts of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia and, of course, D.C. It was bookmarked by two of our favorite cities: Charleston, South Carolina, [Read more …]