Hilton Head Island Blog

Spring Gardening Fever in the Lowcountry

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

By Michele Roldán-Shaw  Another delicious springtime in the Lowcountry! Heady scents of honeysuckle, wisteria, Carolina jessamine and fresh winds off the water combine to perfume the air. Azaleas and dogwoods are blooming, and showers of brown leaves filter down from the live oaks. Faint wafts of a smoky yard waste fire drift by to remind you...more

Island Winery honored as Top Winery Worth Traveling For

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Island Winery Southern Passion

Hilton Head Island’s very own Island Winery was named a “Top Wineries and Breweries Worth Traveling For” by FlipKey, Trip Advisor’s vacation travel site. One winery or brewery was chosen from each state in this “50 States Series,” with South Carolina’s travel-worthy spot being Island Winery! “We’ve searched for the best winery and/or brewery in every state...more

History of the Irish in the Lowcountry

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

By Allison Hersh The Irish influence extends far beyond St. Patrick’s Day. Ever since William Mullins and Christopher Martin, America’s first Irish pilgrims, sailed to the New World on the Mayflower in 1620, America has been enriched by the Irish people. Fleeing a life of persecution and famine on the Emerald Isle, the Irish came to America, like most immigrants,...more

Winter Weather BOMB

Thursday, March 1, 2018

By Amber Hester Kuehn, owner of Spartina Marine Education Charters The first time I saw snow was in December of 1989. Due to the fact that there are no hills in Bluffton, four-wheelers pulled tubes and hydro-slides attached to ski ropes. Thrilled teens sailed through three inches of snow covering dirt roads. It melted quickly and...more

Safe Biking on Hilton Head Island

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Town of Hilton Head Island provides nearly 60 miles of public path-ways and nature trails for the enjoyment of pedestrians and cyclists. At low tide, the Island’s 12 miles of beaches are ideal for biking. Many kiosks are located along the pathways with an Island-wide map on one side and a localized map of...more

Lowcountry Cuisine

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Lowcountry cuisine is the cooking traditionally associated with the South Carolina Lowcountry and the Georgia coast. While it shares features of Southern cooking, it incorporates a diversity of local seafood, produce and native spices. Lowcountry Boil: A Lowcountry Boil, a.k.a Frogmore Stew, is a blend of the Lowcountry’s staple food in a pot. It usually includes small hierllom potatoes...more

Hilton Head Island Shopping Hot Spots

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

No matter which way you wear it, Hilton Head style is always in fashion. Shopping at our local stores is a great way to find the perfect Island style, and these are some of the hot spots you won’t want to miss on your next Hilton Head Island shopping trip. Coligny Hilton Head Island If...more

Pickleball POWER

Monday, January 29, 2018

Enjoy the opportunity to play pickleball outdoors on Hilton Head Island.  Recently, one of the participants in our intermediate pickleball round robin commented on how nice it was to play pickleball outdoors. This comment surprised me. Since I started playing pickleball four years ago, I have only played indoors once, and that was while visiting...more

Get Fit in the New Year

Monday, January 8, 2018

Making positive lifestyle changes is key to long-term success. A new, healthier lifestyle is often at the top of people’s resolutions for 2018. According to David Simcox, owner of CrossFit May River in Bluffton, SC, one of the biggest misconceptions about shaping up your lifestyle is that you need to change everything all at once. “I...more

Striking Down Home Rule? Environmental Sustainability at Risk

Monday, October 30, 2017

If you have any connection to environmental issues in the Lowcountry, you have likely heard that Hilton Head and Beaufort County are considering ordinances that would ban single-use plastic bags. What you may not have heard about is a bill, pushed by the plastic industry, that would prevent local governments from passing ordinances that regulate the...more

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