HILTON HEAD ISLAND SHINES IN SUMMER

Summer is here on Hilton Head Island—the season kids and Lowcountry business owners have been waiting for all year. Visitors and locals head to our beaches and waterways in pursuit of the ultimate summer fun—hopefully while practicing social distancing.

GIVE YOUR DAD A MEMORABLE FATHER’S DAY EXPERIENCE

This Father’s Day, instead of focusing on what special thing to get dad, why not plan a great experience with him? 

Our gift advice this year is make him a handmade card and spend time with him doing something he finds fun. (OK, maybe get him one unique thing). The Lowcountry is full of adventures for fathers and their sons and daughters to enjoy together. 

LOWCOUNTRY DUO HAS A MISSION FOR THEIR AROUND-THE-WORLD-JOURNEY

Tripp Brower remembers the rush of sailing into Hiva Oa with a full moon hovering above.

Zach Bjur recalls the sweet earthy smell, the scent of flowers and mangoes and the spray of the waterfalls. Sometimes he has dreams of being on the boat, putting up a sail.

In late March, after a month of sailing across the Pacific Ocean, longtime friends Brower and Bjur arrived at peaceful Hiva Oa in the Marquesas Islands.

Monthly reached out to local animal shelters to see how they and their dogs and cats are faring during the coronavirus pandemic. This month’s answers come from Lindsay Perry, marketing coordinator at Palmetto Animal League; Jennifer Smith, president of Noah’s Arks Rescue; and Sandra H. Enscoe, administration coordinator at Hilton Head Humane Association.  

Question. Is it possible to adopt a pet now?


PAL: Yes. With people spending more time at home, it’s a great time to adopt. Bringing a new pet home can ease restlessness and create a sense of schedule. PAL is offering “Open-Air Adoptions” including video meet-and-greets, curbside service and adoption applications via phone.
Noah’s Arks: We are doing adoptions by appointment only.
Hilton Head Humane: We encourage everyone to continue to adopt. We are scheduling adoption appointments both on Hilton Head Island and in Okatie.

CYPRESS AND TUPELO GIANTS STAND GUARD AT EBENEZER CREEK

A kayak and canoe trail winds through the tupelo-cypress swamp at Ebenezer Creek. Locals know that paddling is the best way to experience this unique habitat. 

“This is a wild and scenic waterway,” said Brian Cohen of Backwater Expeditions, an adventure outfitter helping people explore this protected wetland. “It’s fed by several artesian springs.” 

LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST IS WHAT MATTERED MOST

It’s not every day a 90-year-old woman impacts the lives of more than half a million followers. The nonagenarian never meant to be an influencer, but it turned out that Norma Bauerschmidt’s epic journey across the U.S. and her focus on seizing the day resonated with many. 

Norma decided to forego lifesaving cancer treatment and travel instead, a decision that would also change the life of her son and daughter-in-law, who hit the road with Norma and their dog, Ringo, chronicling the journey in “Driving Miss Norma” (Harper Collins, 2017), a book about what really matters at the end of life. 

HOW TO KEEP WELL-FED AND HEALTHY DURING CORONAVIRUS ISOLATION

Right now, we’re staying home as much as we can to protect our health. But there are still plenty of ways to stay connected to the outside world — and get medical advice, shop for supplies and stay active without leaving your house. Here, we share a few apps, websites and other solutions. 

SHOWCASING INSPIRING SPRING STYLES.

Photography: Guido Flueck | Stylist: Brittany Smart | Hair & Makeup: Johanna DeAngelo | Models: Ryan Leal | Myranda McAfee | Gigi Bailey | Special thanks to Moss Creek for letting us shoot at their beautiful location 

Coastal South Carolina and coastal Georgia are home to many of the country’s top 100 private residential golf communities, as rated by Links magazine. From Sea Pines to Savannah Harbor, the area is ripe with lush greens just waiting for hackers.

Two of the most iconic and most visited historic towns in the U.S., Savannah and Charleston, draw millions of tourists, and Hilton Head Island does pretty well, too. Many play golf while visiting, and some decide they want to retire to the Lowcountry. The mild climate, dramatic marsh vistas, live oaks, palm trees and the availability of vast tracts of affordable land all favored development of high-end residential communities centered around golf.

Amid the live oaks and the Spanish moss of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, there is a private golf community in the heart of Bluffton, where like-minded souls come together to live, laugh, celebrate, and play.

Hampton Hall is a private community and club conveniently located just minutes from Hilton Head Island, Savannah and Beaufort. The club experience is focused on bringing people together – friends, family, members and guests – and it’s designed to evolve and adapt to the members’ wants and needs. Each amenity (championship golf, state-of-the-art health & fitness center, resort-style pool, tennis, pickleball and bocce) blends seamlessly with the others to create the total experience. One that can be shared with the whole family and is the source of cherished memories again and again.