On the Road in Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston, Savannah and New Orleans…what a time we have had recently traveling to some of the prettiest cities in the South. Each city has something special about it whether it’s the history, culture, architecture, food or ghosts (or all of those!) that makes it truly unique.
Charleston is one of my favorite cities. It has been for many years. I first traveled to Charleston for business when I was in my 20’s (many years ago!) and fell in love with the city then. I have returned many times since that first trip and still find it as charming and entrancing as the first time.
Confederate Museum at Market Hall (United Daughters of the Confederacy)
A mansion in The Battery
Grafted Cherry Tree with three different colors in one tree.
I will have another very special post about Charleston on Wednesday.
Until then, enjoy your week!
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Gwen Pratesi is a James Beard Foundation Award Finalist in Journalism and award-winning travel writer. She is the author and owner of PratesiLiving.com with her husband, coauthor of Southern Heat, and co-owner of On the Road Culinary Adventures, a culinary travel business. She is a contributor to the Travel section of U.S. News & World Report and freelances for other publications including The Points Guy, USA TODAY, Cruise Critic, Travel + Leisure, Garden & Gun, Marriott Bonvoy Traveler, Reader's Digest, Forbes Travel Guide, Smarter Travel, TripAdvisor, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine and World Travel Magazine. Her work has also been featured on MSN, Yahoo!, Business Insider, and SheKnows.
Gwen chronicles her love of international travel and experience as a professional home cook on PratesiLiving.com, where she shares the stories of some of the world's most sought-after destinations and cruise lines, highly regarded chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, wine and spirits producers and culinary artisans.
She and her husband traded in big city life in Atlanta for shorts and flip-flops on Fernandina Beach, Florida. They are enjoying the coastal lifestyle with their Tibetan Terrier, Rhythm.
What a beautiful building in that third photo! You have been fortunate to visit so many charming, southern cities. Enjoy your week, too.
Oh beautiful! I know nothing about these grand southern cities and I would love to visit them! Thanks for the tempting look.
How lovely! Perfect pictures Mr. & Mrs. Bunkycooks!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful food and travel website.
You both are very talented!
My husband and I were stationed in Charleston when our children were little, and I loved it! It’s such a beautiful place – great restaurants and so much to do. Love the pictures!
I love it too! The history, the architecture. LOVELY
Thank you all for the comments. Charleston is a beautiful city and we love going there. I hope you all are able to travel there as well sometime soon.
How beautiful! You are making me want to reconsider my next vacation plans. Out of the three cities you mentioned, which do you find the most walkable? My husband and I like to plop down in the middle of a new city and explore on foot. Thank you for sharing with me. Visiting your blog brings me a measure of brightness. I hope you have a blessed week, my friend.
I am writing a post tomorrow on a great Charleston restaurant and hotel, so that may change your mind. Before you read that, as much as I love all three of the cities I have been to before and again recently, I would probably recommend Charleston. There is a city for every time, so I think Charleston would be perfect for some quiet time for you and Ryan.
Ahh…my hometown! Such beautiful photos. They definitely do Charleston justice. Absolutely beautiful!
Charleston is one of the few cities I would consider leaving Asheville for. It is truly a magical place. Lovely, lovely photos.
And LOVE your new design! Gorgeous!
Thanks so much Sommer. I love the new design, too. 🙂
Lovely photos Gwen. Been to Charleston only once and just passing through at that. This makes me want to visit for real!
I have a lot of family in S.C. and I’ve done a couple trips to Charlestown. Such a beautiful city.
Oh, your posts make me miss the South! The charm, the beauty, the history, its civility… Stunning photos, Gwen – you have such a great eye!
Thanks so much. Mr. B has been taking many of the photos and yes, I think he does have a pretty good eye for photography. 🙂
I adore Charleston, how could one not love this beautiful city! What a lovely article and beautiful photographs! Love your blog! ~ Juliane of http://www.StyleNectar.com