America Travel

Charleston, South Carolina

So far whenever I link up with the amazing Helene for Travel Tuesday I post something related to my life in England or Europe. But today I just can’t bring myself to write about England. No, I haven’t developed a sudden distaste for it. It’s just that I am in the last few days of applications/meetings before I send off my visa application at the end of the week and I am a nervous wreck. I kid you not, if I wrote about the lovely time Sam and I had in So-and-So, England I’d probably spiral into doom tears. (Doom tears-where you can’t stop crying and you think everything is wrong.)

Instead, I’ll write about happier times: When one of my besties and I went to Charleston. First of all, the best part about the trip was that it was completely spur of the moment. I was feeling really down at the time and Char really wanted to get some beach time. (We were in Atlanta at the time.) One Thursday night Char texted me, “Let’s just go to Charleston tomorrow.”  The next morning we packed up into her tiny car very early in the morning and set out to her family’s home there.

I tell all of my English friends to road trip through the South. Because why wouldn’t you?! It’s beautiful. The people are super friendly and you will eat well.

Besides the touristy stuff, we spent a lot of time both on the beach and in her backyard relaxing; tanning, drinking and eating rhubarb pie.
If you haven’t realized it by now, I love acting like a complete child sometimes. And by sometimes, I mean most of the time.
We mostly ate at home to save money but we splurged one night and ate out at Blossom’s.  If you are in Charleston or going to Charleston soon, eat there. Just do it. I had an amazingly weird Bellini that I still think about sometimes.

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  • This looks amazing. I definitely want to road trip through the South, or the US period! Looks like it was a wonderful trip!

    • I used to drive back and forth between Atlanta and New Mexico for going to school and visiting family and boy is that a trek. But if you break it up, make it fun and have someone else with you its an amazing drive! xx

  • Another Clean Slate

    I am going to Charleston this weekend. What great timing! I am going to a wedding and can not wait!!!

    • Take lots of pictures so I can stalk! Have a great time. xx

  • Beautiful home! I laughed at the pirate in the Subway. I would have taken a photo too.

    Your hair looks good short!

    • Seriously, not another person gave him a second look while I was cracking up and dying on the inside. There are a lot of “themed” places in Charleston so I guess he must have worked at one of them. maybe he was even a subway regular! xx

  • Hello!

    Just visiting your blog to show some ‘visa-stress’ solidarity!
    I’ll be cheering you on!

    Molly xo

    • Thanks so much Molly! I really appreciate it! xx

  • Sarah C

    I had a wonderful trip to Charleston myself a few years ago! It is so beautiful there!

    • It’s such a beautiful part of the world! I am jealous of people who live there. xx

  • Ashley @ Downsizing

    I found your blog on the Grab a Friend blog hop and started following you on GFC. Charleston is somewhere I have always wanted to visit, but for some reason have never gone despite living relatively close in Tennessee. Also, if I saw a pirate in Subway I would probably ask to take pictures with him.

    Ashley @

    • Ha! I am glad someone else would have noticed the pirate 🙂 Where in Tennessee do you live? I have so many fond memories of Ruby Falls and Rock City…. xx

  • Laura Darling

    These pictures are so fun! I would love to visit here someday – I live in Philadelphia but I’ve never really visited the south!

    • It’s crazy how big America is isn’t it? I mean I’ve never really traveled extensively in the North. (Even though I want to) xx

  • Anonymous

    I am an English girl living in Charleston, and love living here as downtown reminds me of home. Plus, you really can’t beat the weather. It’s never too hot for me. I appreciate the sun and heat 🙂
    Am loving going through your series of what NOT to do in England. They make me laugh as you forget certain things.
    Sorry, don’t have a profile, but love reading your blog, so have to sign anonymous – Jane x