“Explorer’s Guide: South Carolina” was published in October 2011 by Countryman Press. It is written by Page Ivey, a South Carolina native and longtime journalist in the Palmetto State.
My love of travel began at an early age as my parents packed us up every summer to visit the coast. We would visit relatives in Greenville, Sumter and, on race-weekends in nearby Darlington, my dad would bundle us off to visit a state park to avoid the crowds back home. There also was a lot of traveling with sports teams in high school as our opponents were spread all over the state.
The travel bug really bit though in the early 1980s when I spent a month in Washington, D.C., as a Senate page, then spent a summer in Switzerland with my aunt and uncle. I loved nothing so well as to see a place up close and try to picture it 50, 100 or even 1,000 years before.
In writing this book, I have enjoyed rediscovering my home state and all the nooks and crannies that may have been overlooked in the past. I also have taken to doing things that are decidedly touristy to see what they are like and have truly enjoyed them.
I invite you to join me as I continue Exploring South Carolina.
~ Page Ivey