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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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The Top 8 Alfresco Dining Spots in Hilton Head

Some the most memorable meals I have savored were al fresco. There is something scrumptious about eating in communion with nature. The beverages are more effervescent and thirst quenching. Little nibbles like fresh strawberries are more luxuriating. And main dishes are greeted like old friends. The Lowcountry, with its signature dishes and seemingly endless buffet […]

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How to Say Goodbye to Summer and Hello to “Fall-mer”

While shopping for back to school supplies, I noticed a strange and unsettling phenomenon—the aisles that were once supersaturated with flotation devices, Tervis tumblers decorated with vibrant green palm fronds and other summer staples had all dried up. Suddenly, plastic pumpkins, cinnamon spice scented candles and new tumblers with images of orange and brown leaves […]

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Hilton Head’s Most Special and Secret Spots

It’s no secret, Hilton Head hosts some magical spots. Having grown up on the Island and having married an adventurous local, I believe collectively my husband Lee and I have traversed every square inch of this beautiful island. It’s also no secret that life can get in the way of enjoying simple pleasures and often […]

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Don’t Just Get Fit, Get Fit-Techno

According to the Physical Activity Council’s recently released 2015 Participation Report, more kids, teens, and adults are living sedentary lifestyles—making our nation’s trend toward inactivity something to sweat about, especially when we consider issues like childhood obesity. For years, we have been blaming technology for the coach potato craze and even when Wii sports brought […]

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