Here at Charleston Crafted, we have a passion for travel and visiting new places. We love to see what is going on in other parts of the city, country and world. We’ve found a really interactive way to share our experiences with you through the blog and the maps below. Simply hover over a pin and you’ll see where we were. Then click on the pin in the map and you’ll be taken to our blog post from that city. There you’ll find photos and descriptions of things to do, places to go, and food to eat. We hope you find this a fun and easy way to learn about your next trip!
We’ve been to a lot of places in the United States and we’d love for you to see some of the details from our trips and travels. Most of our trips have been along the East Coast, but we’ve done some great trips to National Parks in the west and are hoping to go to all of them in our lifetime!
Amicalola State Park in Georgia is home to many beautiful hikes and an amazing waterfall.
Yellowstone National Park is home to amazing wildlife, geothermal activity, and beautiful landscapes.
The home of Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole is nestled at the base of some of the most beautiful mountains that we have ever seen.
Chico Hot Springs
Located in Montana, Chico Hot Springs is the perfect place to unwind. Horseback riding, white water rafting, spa treatments, and of course a hot spring make this an excellent stop!
The cool weather and the proximity of the diverse city to the beautiful Muir Woods make this city one of our favorites in the USA.
Sean spent 3 months in 2013 living in DC and we used that time to visit DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore.
Sean went to college in Wilmington, and the nearby Wrightsville Beach is the perfect vacation spot.
Sean spent a boys' weekend visiting a friend in Minnesota and had a blast visiting Mall of America, the University campus, and on the lake
Portland Maine is a beautiful seaside town with an excellent foodie and brewery scene.
The home of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor features gorgeous rock cliffs, huge mountains, and a quaint little seaside village.
Dreher Island is located on Lake Murray, just outside of Columbia, South Carolina. It's a great place to go camping or just spend an afternoon canoeing or hiking.
Blowing Rock is a beautiful small town nestled in the mountains of North Carolina. It's a truly magical place to hike, explore the Blue Ridge Parkway, or just curl up with a good book.
Beaufort is a small seaside town on the southern coast of South Carolina with many shops, restaurants, and beautiful beaches.
Located on the coast of Georgia, Savannah is a historic town with lots of beautiful green space and a huge St Patrick's Day celebration!
Chicago is a big city with all that includes - huge buildings, tons of people and restaurants and shops - but also some really cool parks in the center of town!
Sugar Mountain is a great place for a chill North Carolina skiing weekend.
Sean traveled to New Orleans for a Panthers - Saints game with some friends and had a great time! Go Panthers!
Chimney Rock & Lake Lure
We spent a day hiking Chimney Rock State Park and visiting Lake Lure in the North Carolina mountains.
Asheville is a beautiful city located in the base of the North Carolina mountains. Home to a small city, tons of breweries, and many waterfalls, it's a great long weekend spot!
Congaree National Park
This South Carolina National Park is located on a flood plain and includes over 25 miles of hiking trails - many of them raised boardwalks.
We spent our first wedding anniversary on the garden island of Hawaii and enjoyed tons of hiking, boating, snorkeling, exploring, and eating. It was the trip of a lifetime.
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Our Stay in a Tiny Home!
A Long Weekend in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
Minnesota, dontcha know?
Weekend Recap: Trip to Richmond
A Quick Trip to Montreal!
Booking Our Trip to Hawaii through Costco
Congaree National Park
101 in 1001: Go to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina
Our Trip to Asheville, North Carolina!
Chimney Rock North Carolina
New Orleans Trip to Watch the Carolina Panthers
Introducing: Our New Interactive Travel Maps
Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor, Maine
Portland, Maine & a Foodie Tour
101 in 1001: Go to a MLB Game in a Stadium I've Never Been to Before
Our Trip to Chicago!
Italian Honeymoon: Glad We Dids and Wish We Hads
Italian Honeymoon Day 5: Lake Como to Cinque Terre
Italian Honeymoon Day 4: Lake Como
Italian Honeymoon Day 3: Venice to Lake Como
Italian Honeymoon Day 2: Venice
Italian Honeymoon: the Flight & Day 1 in Venice
Chill Bachelor Party
A Wisconsin Cheese Store
Planning our Italian Honeymoon
The North Carolina State Fair
Montana Whitewater & Chico Hot Springs Resort
Trip to Yellowstone National Park
Trip to Grand Teton National Park
The Nascar Experience!
101 in 1001 - A Vineyard & A Corn Maze!
Vacation Recap - Amicalola Falls, Georgia
A Minnesota Memorial Day
Our Week in Wrightsville Beach!
Easter Weekend at Dreher State Park
How to Dry and Store a CamelBak (or Similar) Water Reservoir
A Weekend Getaway: Annapolis, DC, and Baltimore
A Quick Day Trip to Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Our Trip to San Francisco!
Color Me Rad!
Beach Vacation Memory Jars
Labor Day Getaway
We took our honeymoon to Italy and spent two weeks traveling throughout the country. We went to eight unique areas in the north and south, along the coast and the mountains. Explore them and find the places that would best suit your desires!
The first stop on our honeymoon was Venice, a beautiful waterfront city with winding streets and delicious pasta.
Varenna, Lake Como
The second stop on our Italian honeymoon was Lake Como. We stayed in Varenna, a beautiful town nestled in the base of the Alps.
Bellagio & Menaggio, Lake Como
When in Lake Como, we spent a day visiting many small towns and villas along the lake.
Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre
In Cinque Terre, we stayed in Riomaggiore, which specializes in pesto and a delicious fried seafood cone.
We spent our second day in Cinque Terre hiking between the five cities. The colorful buildings along the steep cliffs are truly breathtaking.
We made a pit stop in Pisa to get an iconic photo with the leaning tower.
Florence is home to a lot of beautiful architecture and art. It is a beautiful place to just wander the streets.
We spent an amazing day on a food tour of Tuscany. We learned to make gelato, sampled pastas and wines, and went on a truffle hunt.
We used Naples as a jumping off point for our next few destinations. While the city itself is not in great shape, we still had some beautiful views and delicious food!
One of our must sees on our Italian trip was the ancient ruins of Pompeii. It didn't disappoint!
The Amalfi Coast is arguably one of the most picturesque places in Italy. The cliffs and the blue waters make for a truly beautiful location.
Capri is a beautiful island town with incredible views and an amazing chairlift to the top.
We spent the last day of our honeymoon exploring the ancient relics of Rome.
We love living in Charleston! It’s the number one tourist destination in America and we get to experience it every day. We have gone to so many parks, events, classes and more throughout the Lowcountry and have great tips for you to have a great time. Explore some of our favorites and try out some places that fit you!
Caw Caw Interpretive Center
Caw Caw is a county park with a focus on bird watching. Their Saturday morning bird walks are fun and relaxing.
Candlefish Candle Shop
Candlefish is a candle boutique that holds regular candle making classes.
Kiawah Nature Center
Kiawah Nature Center has live animals that are on display and is education as to the native plants and animals of the area.
Folly Beach Fishing Pier
Folly Pier is a fishing and tourist pier at the heart of Folly Beach.
McLeod Plantation is a county park with a focus on the journey of and impact that slavery made on our community.
Charleston Riverdogs Baseball
The Riverdogs are a Yankee's baseball affiliate and their games are entertaining and a great foodie scene.
Charleston Harbor Dinner Cruise
A dinner cruise is an excellent way to enjoy the beauty of the Charleston Harbor and a great meal.
Laurel Hill County Park
Laurel Hill is a county park located near Park West in Mt Pleasant and features an excellent shaded hiking loop.
Magnolia Plantation features beautiful flowers and gardens all year round.
Riverfront park is a hidden gem in North Charleston.
Charleston Farmer's Market
The Saturday Farmer's Market is a great place to grab produce or just soak in the local atmosphere.
Edisto River Float
Floating down the Edisto River on a tube is always an adventure.
Kiawah Beachwalker County Park
Beachwalker is a county park on Kiawah island and is a great way for non-guests to get to see the island. It also has a beachfront dog park!
Isle of Palms County Park
Isle of Palms has a great beach park with bathrooms and life guards.
South Carolina Aquarium
The Aquarium is a family friendly activity that includes tons of fish and Sean's favorite - the otters!
Family Circle Cup
The Family Circle Cup is an annual ladies tennis match that draws big names.
Firefly Distillery and Irvin House Vineyards
The Firefly Distillery makes their famous sweet tea vodka along with many other liquors and moonshines and offers daily tours.
James Island County Park
This park offers miles of paved trails, fields, and a huge dog park.
Wannamaker County Park
Wannamaker County Park offers many trails as well as a water park and a dog park.
Folly Beach County Park
Folly Beach County Park offers parking and a stretch of beach without any houses on the dunes.
Palmetto Islands County Park
This Mt Pleasant park offers many shaded trails and a really cool climbing tower.
The Angel Oak is a beautiful ancient oak tree and the perfect picnic spot.
West Ashley Park
West Ashley Park has an 18 hole frisbee golf course as well as fields.
Charleston Cooks Cooking Classes
Charleston Cooks offers regular cooking classes that make a great gift or date night.
Cooper River Bridge Run
The Cooper River Bridge run is an annual run going from Mt Pleasant to Downtown Charleston.
The Island House
The Island House is an event hall located on the Stono river with beautiful sweeping views and a great spot for a tented dance floor!
Cottage on the Creek
Cottage on the Creek is an event rental space located on Shem Creek, and it happens to be where we got married! It has a big deck on the water and a really cute two story cottage.
Swamp Fox Trail
This trail is easily accessible in the Francis Marion National Forest and makes a great day hike.
Walk the Ravenel Bridge for one of the best views of the Charleston harbor.
Minor league NHL hockey games are fun for the whole family.
Patriots Point Nature Trail
This 2 mile round trip hike features a beautiful sweeping view of the harbor.
Shell Ring Trail
this short hike features remnants of the original settlers of the area.
Morris Island Lighthouse
This lighthouse off the shore of Folly Beach is only 1/4 mile from a parking lot and includes a secluded beach area.
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Best Homewrecker Combinations at the Charleston RiverDogs
Riverfront Park in North Charleston
Charleston Farmers Market
101 in 1001: Edisto River Float
101 in 1001: Kiawah Beachwalker Park
Charleston Wedding Venues Review
101 in 1001: Isle of Palms County Park
South Carolina Aquarium
101 in 1001: Family Circle Cup
101 in 1001: Charleston Wine and Food Festival
101 in 1001: Tour the Firefly Distillery
101 in 1001: James Island County Park
101 in 1001 - an Oyster Roast at Bowen's Island
Dock Dogs at the Southeastern Wildlife Expo
101 in 1001: Asian Grocery Store and Making Sushi
Restaurant Review: Sermets
101 in 1001: Wannamaker County Park
101 in 1001: Attend a UNCW vs. CofC Game in Charleston
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Framing Art Made from Letters in Nature
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Jingle Bell Ball
Restaurant Review: Eli's Table
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101 in 1001: Walk on the Beach at Sunset
101 in 1001: Palmetto Islands County Park
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