Abandoned Store – Tidewater Trail (North, VA)

This abandoned store sits adjacent to Highway 17 South (the Tidewater Trail) between Port Royal and Tappahannock, VA. more.




National Historic Preservation Month and #ThisPlaceMatters – May 2015

The month of May is National Historic Preservation Month and the 'This Place Matters" campaign is an event coordinated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to bring attention to places that deserve attention. more.





Preservation Virginia’s Most Endangered Historic Places 2015

Today Preservation Virginia released their annual list of Virginia’s Most Endangered Historic Places 2015, and a favorite place of mine - Port Royal, Virginia - made the list. more.





Views Of Magnolia Plantation And Gardens In The Spring (Charleston, SC)

Last spring I finally made it to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens when the azaleas were in full bloom... and it was spectacular. It felt like I was walking around in a painting - gorgeous, gorgeous color everywhere.


Who’s Driving This Thing?

6a00d8341c62a953ef01a511672209970c-600wiFor the past 20 years I’ve lived off Highway 17 in Charleston Co., SC.   I’ve put more miles on US 17 than I’d dare calculate, but most of it has been on the same stretch of road.  Then one day I thought about how foolish that was, and so here I am with US 17 Coastal Highway, LLC.  Our mission is to promote the arts, culture, history and nature along the Highway 17 Corridor.  You don’t have to look far to find the richness – you just need to slow down and pay attention.

This website is a work-in-progress so please don’t hesitate to contact me with suggestions.  Hopefully after you stop by, you’ll also plan your next road trip down Highway 17 – you’ll love it, I promise.

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