Raleigh – part of the Triangle area of North Carolina – seemed far away for us. For quite some time, my husband and I would say we’d go, but each time, something else would come up.
However, history, the promise of a taco crawl and North Carolina’s azalea season were calling.
In April 2022, we made the short trek (3 hours from Myrtle Beach) to Raleigh for spring break.
The space between Myrtle Beach and North Carolina is full of history. Don’t be surprised if driving down a side highway you stumble upon a Civil War site or upon an old church or cemetery that’s been around since Pre-Civil War times. One of those pre-war sites was our first stop at the Old Bluff Presbyterian Church, a historic church founded in 1758 and built in 1855 near Godwin, N.C. The grounds even have an old spring that “quenched the thirst of the Highlanders, both Patriot and Loyalist,” according to the church history website.
Travel is all about the journey. It often starts with daydreaming about a destination, researching it to learn more, buying tickets or reserving a hotel and heading out. Once you get there, another part of the journey begins in exploring your destination.
But not all journeys are about travel.
I recently started a new journey of my own that doesn’t involve travel…I signed up for a half marathon. Continue reading →
The Grand Strand is really, quite grand. From North Myrtle Beach to Georgetown, there are more than 60 miles of beaches for tourist and locals alike to enjoy. Because so many people want to visit and live at the beach, there are plenty of fun, amazing things to do to occupy your vacation time and your spare time, if you are a local.
Having lived here for nearly a decade, it is tough to get out there and remember, as you are sitting in bumper to bumper traffic, why people love to come here.
So, in order to fall in love with my tourist town again, I have set out to find the gems that both tourists and locals can love.
Here are two categories that Myrtle Beach, and the Grand Strand, are known for: