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6 Dud Destinations ~ Save Yourself; You haven’t been Disappointed Yet!

testing6 Dud Destinations ~ Save Yourself; You haven’t been Disappointed Yet!

Sure, sure, everyone’s a winner in life but that ain’t so when it comes to tourist spots. Perhaps the fact that I seek out the odd and off-the-beaten-path destines me for a few duds. In case you’re as delightful as I am when hot and disappointed, let me spare you the time of going to […]

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Call it a Swamp

testingWhatever You Do, Don’t Call it a Swamp

This warning isn’t as dire as heeding the call not to feed Mogwoi after midnight lest they become Gremlins, but evidently Congaree National Park in SC is sensitive about being called a “swamp” when in reality it’s a “floodplain.” Vocabulary lesson: Swamp = water all the time Floodplain = water present only when a river […]

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Not Just the Grits Festival; The WORLD Grits Festival

testingNot Just the Grits Festival; The WORLD Grits Festival

The History of the World Grits Festival In 1985, the store manager of the St. George S.C. Piggly Wiggly was giving a broker of a large grits company an order. The broker made a remark that his company sure shipped a lot of grits into St. George, considering how small the town was and its […]

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6 Features of Fabulous Festivals

Ahh, festivals. The fried food, the booths that are hopefully selling more art than crafts, the people watching. You may think that all you need to do is show up. And you could, true. But with so many agricultural and cultural celebrations to be found, consider where you’d like to ride the Tilt-a-Whirl, get heartburn […]

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Is this the Tackiest Place on Earth?

Since I haven’t been to every single place on Earth I can’t attest as to whether South of the Border  in South Carolina is in fact the tackiest place, but it certainly would make a Top Ten list. Oasis or Quagmire of Kitsch? They call themselves a “highway oasis.” Well, it is, something. In fact […]

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