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Testing out retirement in Surfside Beach, SC

Hello from Surfside Beach, South Carolina! If you’re new here, you can check out my posts about moving to South Carolina and our time in Beaufort to get caught up. Today, we are on the home stretch of our time down south. That’s right, just one month until we head back north and I already […]

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Atalaya | The Castle at Huntington Beach State Park

Huntington Beach State Park is about a twenty minute drive south of Myrtle Beach on the coast of South Carolina. It has 3 miles of beach, campsites, nature trails and wetlands filled with reptiles and birds but what makes it super unique is the castle! Well, “castle.” Atalaya Castle was built in the 1930s as […]

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Hunting Island State Park

Hunting Island State Park is the most-visited State Park in South Carolina. The land was originally used as a hunting preserve for the Lowcountry planters and elite. Thus the name, Hunting Island. It’s about a 25-minute drive from Beaufort and there is a ton to do; beaches, camping, a lighthouse, hiking and ATV trails, marsh […]

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Our last week in Beaufort, SC

Hi friends. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve given an update and that’s because we were on the move. Our time in Beaufort flew by. When we moved down south we didn’t know how much longer we’d be working from home and we’ve since learned that it will most likely be through the summer. […]

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Hiking at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge

A few weeks ago I mentioned that while on a day trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina, I wasn’t able to hike on Pinckney Island because it isn’t dog friendly. Well, I went back. If you’re in the Hilton Head or Bluffton area and are looking for a place to get some fresh air and […]

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St. Helena Chapel of Ease Ruins

I’m back to tell you about another beautiful Beaufort-area historic site. This time we stopped at the St. Helena Parish Chapel of Ease Ruins on St. Helena Island. The history of this church is super interesting and illustrates the significance of this area during and after the Civil War. The chapel-of-ease on St. Helena Island […]

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Cypress Wetlands | Port Royal,SC

The Cypress Wetlands are a perfect spot to experience nature right in Port Royal, South Carolina. I’m not going to lie to you folks, I found this place because I was actually going out to get breakfast at The Cracked Egg which bumps right up to the wetlands. I could see it while I was […]

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Driftwood Beach | Edisto Island, South Carolina

Driftwood Beach on Botany Bay is one of the most untouched and remote beaches in South Carolina. It’s a part of the Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area and has been strictly preserved to save the nesting area of endangered birds. For that reason, dogs are not allowed on the beach, which […]

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Day Trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina

This time last year, I was at a packed bar out celebrating my birthday while also at a bachelorette party in Ft. Lauderdale with my friends. It was the last time I did anything without feeling worried. That’s the sad-but-true way of looking at. But luckily for me, I can also reflect back on this […]

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