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5 Days of Getting Fit in Hilton Head

Don’t worry. This is not going to be another countdown-to-slim-down piece about getting ready for bikini season. Instead, this is an itinerary on how to feel “fit-tabulous” in 5 days mind, body and soul-wise—and on beautiful Hilton Head Island, nonetheless. DAY 1 Morning: For breakfast, fuel up with a protein smoothie from Pure Natural Market, […]

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Enjoying a 25-Mile Exer-Date in Hilton Head

The course was easy and mapped out. The kids were booked to visit “GiGi” (their grandmother). And my husband, Lee, and I were stoked to have an exer-date (exercise + date = exer-date) and stocked a backpack with water, a credit card, raincoats (because if you bring them, you’ll never have to use them), and […]

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Cruising Hilton Head’s Waters and Beyond

It was cold as we cruised out of the lock at Windmill Harbor. Colder than expected. But, exceeding expectations would become the theme of our trip on our 60-foot schooner Leopard from Hilton Head Island offshore to St. Augustine and then along the Intracoastal Waterway to Cumberland Island, Jekyll Island, Sapelo Island, St. Catherines Island, […]

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RBC for You, Me and the Kids

Since 1969, Hilton Head Island has been home to the RBC Heritage Tournament—that’s 48 years of plaid-wearing, cocktail drinking and golf gazing. And this year, event organizers are on par to make the tournament even more fun for you, me and the kids. (Note: Children 15 and younger are admitted free as long as they […]

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Island Newcomers Share Why Hilton Head is Now Home

When I tell people I’m from Hilton Head Island, they always shake their heads and say, “I didn’t think anyone was from Hilton Head.” To some extent they’re right. Year after year, the Island attracts families from all over the country and even the world. To learn more about why people are flocking to the […]

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The Real Story About the Harbour Town Lighthouse

To understand the real story behind Hilton Head Island’s iconic Harbour Town Lighthouse, we need to travel back in time to 1949 when Charles Fraser’s father was part of a timber syndicate that bought two-thirds of the Island. As the story goes, in the summer of 1950 before starting his freshman year at Yale Law […]

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Tasting Tradition with Lowcountry Oyster Stew Recipe

From 1335 A.D. when Green’s Shell Enclosure (a four-foot-tall shell ridge that encloses two acres) was built along the banks of Skull Creek, to the1890s until the 1950s when the Hudsons and Toomers operated oyster factories on the Island, Hilton Head has shucked its share of oysters. Much of the Island’s landmarks and legacies are […]

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Getting into the Holiday Spirit Hilton Head Style

Ho, ho, ho, hold on—Is it really already December? Yep, that’s right! With Thanksgiving just an oyster pie memory, it’s time to start getting into the holiday spirit and I cannot think of a better destination than Hilton Head to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. DOVE STREET LIGHTS  Dove Street’s festival of […]

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9 Reasons to Escape the Winter Blues in Hilton Head

According to CNN contributor Dr. Charles Raison, 15% of Americans experience seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, during the winter months. But as the cold approaches, there’s no need to fret. Hilton Head, and its temperate yearlong weather, has the ability to turn any frown upside down. Here’s nine good reasons to escape to the Island […]

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Unwind & Rewind Naturally with Lowcountry Cures

The curative and time reversing powers of nature have long been of lore and great interest to health advocates. From such historical moments as Alexander the Great claiming to have come across a healing “river of paradise” in 4th century B.C. and Juan Ponce de León setting out to find the fountain of youth in […]

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