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Everything you Need to Know before Visiting These Top Beaches in Charleston

Have you ever imagined yourself on a warm beach far and away from home, lost within the bright beams of sunlight, tuning into the ocean’s calming currents with sand underneath your toes? Has a beach with a surrounding cultural identity and social fabric become something of a dream? This guide was created to lead you through paths you haven’t crossed, as it outlines the hottest beach destinations in Charleston and its surrounding areas: Kiawah Beachwalker Park, Folly Beach and Isle of Palms.

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Enjoy a Day of Fun at the Beach with this New Private Tour in Charleston

The hassle of planning ahead to take a trip to the beach is now a thing of the past thanks to a new private beach tour available in Charleston by Crafted Travel. We know what you’re thinking: What is there to gain from allowing a professional travel guide to handle organizing such a trip? And is it worth my most cherished asset—hard-earned money? The answers lie within the repertoire of consistency provided to people just like you. And if mimosa kits and a bottle of sweet tea vodka on a party bus align with everything that you’ve dreamed of—congratulations, you’re at the right place. As you scour through this detailed guide, you will become aware of all information critical to this five-hour excursion that will effectively serve as your blueprint to a good time.

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Wine and the Sippin’ Wadmawlaw Island Tour: What to Expect

Crafted Travel has been routinely recognized as one of Charleston’s top local travel agencies, boasting an exquisite line of luxury vehicles capable of transporting large groups of people to and through all destinations offered. Within this piece, we will be detailing one of Crafted Travel’s most esteemed touring packages: the Sippin’ Wadmalaw Island Tour.

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5 Facts about the Battle of Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter is located SE of South Carolina and was purposely built to act as shield for Charles Harbor. It was later captured and bombarded during the American Civil War by forces of the Confederacy on April 12, 1861. The attack was led by Brigadier General P.G.T. Beauregard and the union commander at the fort was Major Robert Anderson. At the time, Abraham Lincoln was president. The fortress was built as part of the ‘detached forts’ system as well as a military post and coastal garrison to defend the major ports of the United States. Fort Sumter is situated on a man-made island that’s 2.4 acres large and at the entrance to Charleston Harbor in South Carolina.

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The History of Charleston's Cobblestone Streets

Charleston South Carolina is an amazing place with a fascinating history. The city is beautifully preserved and one of the features that stand out for many is the cobblestone streets. With a growing demand for authentic cobblestone in South Carolina by architects, designers, homeowners and contractors for their driveway or walkway paving material, it seemed only fair that we explore whether or not cobblestone is readily found in the area or better yet, the history of Charleston cobblestone streets.

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The History of the Charleston, SC Battery

The Charleston Battery has a deep and rich history dating back to the civil war era. It starts from the Charleston harbor and runs along the Charleston peninsula. The Ashley and Cooper Rivers both are borders to the Charleston Battery and flow out to the sea.  It was once home to Fort Broughton and Fort Wilkins and played a significant role in a number of wars throughout American history. It was used in defense of enemies a number of times in Charleston, South Carolina.

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10 Fun Facts About Beer

Beer is one of the oldest and most popular American beverages around.  Just about anyone who has consumed any kind of alcohol has probably at the very least tasted beer.  It is one of the most inexpensive yet loved alcoholic beverages in the industry.  Beer comes in hundreds of varieties and flavors, combinations and levels of alcohol contents.  While it is very popular in all areas of the world, people most often only pay attention to it when they are drinking it.  However, there are 10 not so well known facts about beer that are interesting, compelling and would be fun to share with your drinking buddies sometime.

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Charleston Corn Shuckin' Festival

Be sure and check out Charleston’s own Cork Shuckin’ Festival at the Deep Water Vineyard. The event will be held on Saturday, February 6th from 1pm – 5pm.  It is only $5.00 per car to get into the event, so carpooling is a great way to go!