Charleston - Stop 1 on Our Great American Road Trip!
Have you been to Charleston?
After flying into Miami, our best option for cheap return flights (flying in and out of the same airport normally makes your flights cheaper), we hired our Mustang and made the drive up the florida coast to South Carolina and the beautiful city of Charleston.
This gorgeous little place is full of character, with cobbled streets, horse drawn carriages and pastel coloured houses. For anyone who says America lacks culture, clearly haven’t travelled and visited places like Charleston. In a city this size, we like to put our trainers on and head out on foot to explore and that’s what we did here.
We took a walk through the French Quarter to admire the architecture, then down to Battery Promenade and Waterfront Park for views over Charleston Harbour, stopping for ice cream and free liquor tasting - super tasty.
Charleston is full of quaint bars, cafes (@kuduchs was where we had lunch and we’d highly recommend) and restaurants. Perfect for little stops when sightseeing and something to look forward to for your evening entertainment. We went to a delicious Greek restaurant, Stella’s, for dinner too, just off the Main Street, but worth venturing to.
Tried and Tested- Top Tip ✅
One question we ask ourselves when looking for hotels on a road trip is how long we’re going to spend in them. For the one night in Charleston, as we knew we’d be sightseeing the whole time, we opted for a comfortable stay in the @hyattplacecharleston - a hotel with a great location and good breakfast. There are other characterful places to stay in Charleston that you may consider if you’re staying for longer, or spending more time in the hotel to enjoy its amenities.
Our one day and night here gave us a good feel for Charleston and we’re very glad we stopped.
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The thing I enjoy most about traveling, is getting there. The open road is where I’m happiest and whenever I see an unknown road, track, path etc I wonder about where it leads. Many times I’ll come back and find out #openroad#dirtroads#tarroads#tracks#paths#wanderlust
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The Hills are alive with the sound of exhaust music :)
Suburrito, TownHound and I are home and dry from our unexpected adventure. It ended up being longer (and more fun) than I thought it would be, a nice mix of work and not work. The old friends and the new. Thanks all on the road who made the effort to have a little comraderie with me, made coffee, spoiled me with fine meals, conversation, recommendations, a listening ear, advice, challenging perspectives, laughs, constitutional early morning walks both with and without hounds, dog sitting, ponies to ride, space for the swag. Thanks to those who travelled to see me. Those who stoked fires and spun yarns. Those who rode trails and sessioned obstacles. Thanks those who patiently listened to me working out problems and plans out loud and then changing them 50 times. As I get older I value time spent with friends ever more and, as I have said many, many times over - I don’t know how I got so lucky with the people in my circle. Some of the raddest, most inspiring, warm, earnest, strong, incredible folks. I’m home and feeling the internal fires well stoked. Vim and vigor for the rest of 2020 :) The spare room is ready in Cloncurry for you - thanks all #theluckycountry#notallwhowanderarelost#openroad#adventure#wideopenspaces#nomads#adventuredog
Today is the last day of our vacation. Not much of a recap video, lots of interstate riding. Swipe▶️
I’ve learned a lot on this trip. Things about myself that I didn’t know I had in me. Things about my life that I need to change. When you’re alone on the road for hours on end, you tend to think about all kinds of stuff.
Life is about doing things that bring you happiness and joy, but also about making a difference in this great big world. I like to think I’m living both daily.
Let’s all just do more of those things and see what happens❤️
Frithville from DRAINED (2016- 2017)
The second part of the Fenland series published by @dewi_lewis_publishing with an essay by Francis Hodgson.
The Fens is a region of reclaimed marshland in eastern England, which is now one of the richest arable areas in the U.K. I’ve been photographing this landscape of agribusiness for over 10 years. .
DRAINED concentrates on an area of land which lies barley above sea level located a few miles from The Wash. The series is comprised of 46 photographs made as #silvergelatin prints.
More at www.paulhartphotography.com or contact @josephbellowsgallery