Columbia, South Carolina

48 hours in Cola: Where to eat, drink, stay, and play in South Carolina’s capital

South Carolina's capital city, Columbia, has emerged from the coast's shadow as an awesome getaway in its own right. Like Louisville or Asheville or other mid-sized cities, "Cola" (as it's nicknamed) has experienced a renaissance over the last couple decades. Now, while Cola's charms are still relatively undiscovered, may be the best time to go.
Hotel Trundle

Where to Stay: Spotlight on Hotel Trundle

When Rita Patel and her husband, Marcus Munse, decided to open a boutique hotel in their hometown of Columbia, they knew they wanted to bring something different, unexpected, even magical to the city’s traditional lodging scene.
Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia

Extraordinary Escapes: 16 unexpected accommodations to book in the South

You don't think inside the box. Why sleep in one? The South is full of unexpected accommodations, from a nineteenth-century castle to a Hobbit hut to the tree house of your dreams. Let us introduce you to sixteen offerings that are anything but ordinary.
Aiken, South Carolina

Where to Stay: Spotlight on the Willcox Hotel

While most lobbies serve as a place for visitors to catch their breath after a day on the town, the one at the Willcox is a spot where the town wanders in to unwind.

Conroy Country

If you want to know a man, visit a place he loved. For the late novelist Pat Conroy, that place was Beaufort, South Carolina.

Land of Giants: Congaree National Park

Established in 2003, Congaree is one of the country’s newest national parks, yet it boasts the southeastern United States’ largest expanse of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest.

On Island Time: Lap of luxury

To enter Kiawah Island, you must pass through a security gate. To pass through said security gate, you must have a reservation. And reservations are not easy to come by on this South Carolina barrier island.

Spotlight on Inn at Palmetto Bluff

Life moves as slowly as a Southern drawl at the Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a plantation-style luxury resort in the South Carolina Lowcountry. I’m torn between not wanting the days to end and wishing night would fall so I’d be that much closer to witnessing another glorious sunrise on the marsh.

When Nature Calls

As the mother of two small children, my self-reflection time is limited to an occasional glimpse in the mirror, followed by the realization I haven’t showered in two days. But here I am in...

My Charleston: Nathalie Dupree

Nathalie Dupree is the award-winning author of New Southern Cooking and several other cookbooks. She lives in Charleston and is the founding chairman of the Charleston Wine and Food Festival. New restaurants are opening in...

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