"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."

Henry Miller

Gray home in Georgetown under live oak tree

Beach Week: Homes of Georgetown, SC

It wouldn’t be beach week for us if we didn’t take at least one trip from our rental in Pawleys Island, SC to historic Georgetown — the location of some of the prettiest Southern homes in the state — about 20 minutes away. After all, Georgetown is the third oldest town in South Carolina with […]

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Crab dock at Pawleys Island, SC

Beach Week: PI’s Historic District

In every walk in nature, one receives more than he seeks. John Muir A week at Pawleys Island, South Carolina, wouldn’t be complete without one or more early morning walks. Since we stay in what’s called the Bird’s Nest on the South End, a walk in the historic district begins right around the corner from […]

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Surfers at North End Pawleys Island SC

Beach Week: Surf’s up!

The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun! Phil Edwards Are you thinking this could be Huntington Beach in Southern California? What about the white sand beaches of Oahu where photographers capture surfers beneath towering waves? Well, it’s neither: This is little ol’ Pawleys Island, South Carolina, where waves are low […]

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Pawleys Pier just before rain

Beach Week: Pawleys Pier

If you believe that this life is all there is and there is no greater power than man, you must walk to the end of this pier at sunset.    Donna Calhoun Although we’ve vacationed at Pawleys Island, SC for over 35 years, we’ve never stood on Pawleys Pier. We’ve stood around it — left side, […]

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Teepee at Vore Buffalo Jump

Stumbling upon greatness: Vore Buffalo Jump

one of the most important archeological sites of the Late-Prehistoric Plains Indians Brochure for Vore Buffalo Jump One of the reasons we travel is to discover new places, new ideas, and new paths to understanding nature’s creatures. So, when we saw a sign in Wyoming showing us an exit to Vore Buffalo Jump, we simultaneously […]

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Spectacular Black Hills scenery: Spearfish Canyon

If driving past 1000-foot walls of canyon rock on an old rail bed flanked by pristine lakes makes your heart spin, you need to take the 20-mile road from Spearfish to Cheyenne Crossing in South Dakota’s Black Hills. It’s a drive for wildlife enthusiasts, hikers, photographers, and dreamers — filled with history and natural beauty. […]

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #114: Negative Space

Amy invited us to consider the impact of “negative space” on photographs this week as she rolled out the Lens-Artists Challenge #114. Since I’m traveling this week — from Knoxville to Gettysburg, Annapolis, and the Eastern Shore, I’ve found a couple of subjects that naturally lend themselves to standing out better surrounded by negative space: […]

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take another look at everyday objects and see them

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #111: Everyday Objects

Patti, author of Pilot Fish Blog, offers this week’s topic for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #111:“Everyday Objects.” In her post, she throws out this challenge: “take another look at everyday objects and see them from a different perspective.” Even though we’ve been home, inside and isolated, pretty much the whole time of the COVID quarantine since […]

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