Explorer’s Guide: South Carolina will be coming out Oct. 3. While we are in production, I will keep you updated here, on my Facebook page: Explorer’s Guide: South Carolina and you can follow me on Twitter at ExploringSC.
I have tried to tell first-time visitors to South Carolina everything they need to know to hit the high spots of the Palmetto State. I also hope that natives will find something they didn’t know about or a new way to see something they thought they had seen before. That’s kind of what this experience has been for me – rediscovering the state that I love and have called home for all my life.
According to research by one of my aunts, my mother’s side of the family arrived from France and landed in Charleston in 1685. Some relatives are scattered around the southeastern United States, and I have cousins in Hawaii and Colorado. But by and large, we have stayed in South Carolina.
I welcome any information on places I may have missed in my book as I am definitely planning to continue ExploringSC.
~ Page Ivey
When in Charleston—take the tour by Adventure Harbor Tours. Captain Howie is a great tour guide and he is VERY good at the history of Charleston. His tour takes you back in the small historic areas that the larger boats can not go. It is a fantastic tour. He can relate to all age groups. This is one not to miss!!!!
Page, Roger Mull, a friend of mine, gave me a signed copy of “Explorer’s Guide – South Carolina” as a gift. As a South Carolinian by preference, I love the book; as a author myself, I appreciate the great amount of work in producing a book like this. I did want to offer one tip.
I am a Major in the South Carolina State Guard and have recently visited the South Carolina Military Museum for the first time. I was pleasantly surprised! This is a first class museum, with lots of South Carolina military history, including Patton’s famous six-shooters and dozens of other equally important exhibits. The museum is located on the grounds of the SC National Guard in Columbia on National Guard Blvd. I would be happy to arrange a personally guided tour for you, if you would be interested. I think this museum deserves consideration for your next issue.
Thanks for the tip, Gene. Glad you are enjoying the book.
Shoot me an email at ExplorersGuideSC@gmail.com and we can set up a visit.