Throughout the summer months, we are exploring all the fun things to do in the Lowcountry in our Summer Fun guides. This month, the topics are parasailing, charter fishing, biking and hiking. In June, we tackled kayaking, dolphin watching, wave runners and our local beaches, which is my personal favorite.
Hilton Head Living
In the African country of Tanzania, there are an estimated 1.5 million orphans, children who are the legacy of the spread of HIV/AIDS and wars in neighboring Rwanda, Burundi and the Congo.
We've all heard of beauty pageants, and most of us have heard of body-building competitions. But in between those two are "figure competitions," which emphasize muscle tone over muscle size. And for one local woman, figure competitions have motivated her to live a healthy lifestyle and to be disciplined about her diet.
Let the flag wave
This July 4 is the 50th anniversary of the 50-star American flag. The flag became official on the holiday in 1960, marking the addition of Hawaii as a state. So, from one group of islanders to another: Aloha from HHI!
Grab your friends and family and join the crowds as the Lowcountry celebrates Independence Day. Click here for fireworks listings.
It’s no secret that the economy in the Lowcountry thrives on tourism. But, a pocket economy has emerged based around small-scale production and manufacturing.
“I have heard it said that an inoculation to the sights and smells of the Carolina Lowcountry is an almost irreversible antidote to the charms of other landscapes, other alien geographies. You can be moved profoundly by other vistas, by other oceans, by soaring mountain ranges, but you can never be seduced.”
There are more than 50 miles of pathways for walking and hiking on Hilton Head Island, but if you’d like to get off the beaten path, here are a few other places in the Lowcountry for a walk or hike:
The scenario sounds perfect: a nice spot by the water, a cozy chair, perhaps a cold drink in hand. Everything goes according to plan, until three hours pass and no fish seem interesting in your bait and reel. For those fishing novices, it may feel like a waste of time or that there’s something wrong with their technique.