Even though vaccines are rolling out, and travel restrictions are loosening up in both the US and worldwide, international travel can still be a little “up in the air,” for some people, pardon the pun.
Top Travel Experiences
One of the top travel experiences I have been curating is off-the-beaten-path vacations in the US. I love introducing my clients to this experience. The reason is, that uncertainty has effectively postponed or canceled many people’s summer vacation plans. Some don’t feel comfortable traveling internationally yet. In any event, I don’t want anyone to miss out on getting a little trip time in. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore what’s in our own backyard. The US has so many sights, sounds, and taste experiences that we probably have taken for granted. Traveling by car, RV or train are a few of the best ways to see this great country of ours.
I know you’ll enjoy the southeast Atlantic coastline. A trip to both North Carolina and South Carolina can easily be combined into a single trip. Each offers epic history, lovely beaches, and superb food.
The Carolinas are all about that beach life #thatbeachlife.
The Outer Banks, NC, is a line of narrow barrier islands on the edge of the Atlantic. Explore open-sea beaches, state parks, and shipwreck diving sites. Visit the town Kill Devil Hills, where the Wright Brothers famously became the first men to fly in 1903.
Myrtle Beach, SC, offers a modern, lively seaside experience, with 60 miles of beaches, endless hotels for relaxing holidays, giant shopping malls, and challenging golf courses.
On Edisto Island, South Carolina, you can experience the American coast at its most peaceful. It’s a glorious, unspoiled area of woods and creeks where you can listen to the breeze on Edisto Beach.
Charleston, SC, on the other hand, is a super historic place to visit. Fort Sumter – where the first shots of the American Civil War were fired in 1861 – sings of the past. Charleston’s Downtown, perched on a peninsula shaped by the Ashley and Cooper rivers, is alive with nineteenth-century architecture.
Discover the legacy of African cultures of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor by visiting Charleston’s Sea Islands. During your visit, you can take a Gullah Geechee tour and experience the foundation of modern African American culture. Take a walk through the streets of Charleston, SC, to discover Black History, music, cuisine, churches, and other buildings of historical significance.
On any day, you may purchase contemporary Gullah Geechee art. Artwork products such as woven sweetgrass baskets, fishing nets, and textile arts were once necessary for daily life. Gullah Geechee’s music is also deeply rooted in a musical tradition brought to America by enslaved Africans. This soulful-sounding music developed in reaction to the harsh conditions of slavery that shaped their lives. You can recognize the sound in music forms that emerged from Gullah music. Many of this emergent, and familiar contemporary music forms, include jazz, R&B, gospel music, ragtime, soul, and hip hop—#explorecharleston.
Even though we have US domestic options, travel insurance is still advised. Have you ever thought about an Atlantic Coast getaway? I would be happy to answer your questions; get on my calendar or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Priscilla Holmes, CEO & Travel Advisor, Cilla Travel LLC