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Stratton Lawrence

Writer/Southern Rambler @ strattonlawrence.com

Folly Beach, SC

Stratton Lawrence

Virginia born, Southern bred. Currently by the sea in Folly Beach, SC

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Charleston Bachelor Party: The 72 Hour Guide

Charleston’s nickname may be the Holy City, but these days, there’s more action on King Street on Saturday night than on Sunday morning. The city still balances the pious with the party— Sunday brunch features a colorful mix of seersucker-clad sophisticates and bleary-eyed frat boys nursing a breakfast stout.
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Cover Story: Charleston Summer Guide

Where to play, swim, eat and cool off this summer, from downtown to the beaches to the 'burbs
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Ranky Tanky: Gullah Revival

After wowing audiences the world over with their soulful, get-up-and-dance versions of Sea Island spirituals and work songs, Charleston's own Ranky Tanky returns home to celebrate the music of the Lowcountry.
Charleston Magazine Link to Story
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Charleston: Where the Living's Easy

Once a slow-paced city by the sea, Charleston has transformed from regional secret to international sensation. including a 2016 nod from Travel & Leisure as the “No. 1 City in the World”—are well deserved. An intrepid foodie could book a month’s worth of memorable dinner reservations. Or, visit during Spoleto Festival USA (May-June), Charleston Wine + Food fest (March), or Charleston Fashion Week (March), and you’ll experience a cultural scene that rivals New York City’s, minus the hectic pace.
WNC Magazine Link to Story
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Fodor’s Go List 2018

Charleston, SC: #26 on Fodor's 2018 Go List
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A Visitor's Guide to South Carolina's Best Beaches

Most beach vacationers in South Carolina opt for the putt-putt and pancake houses of Myrtle Beach or the golf-and-family-bike-rides feel of Hilton Head. In other words, no matter what kind of vibe you're after, there's a stretch of sandy shore perfect for you. From shag dancing, to rich fisheries, to hanging ten on a wave, South Carolina’s beaches shape and embody the state’s culture.
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Installing Gutters: How the Right Drainage System Saved a Seaside Cottage

When it rains on our home, the roof works like a raincoat and the gutters act as an umbrella. The roof and exterior walls keep water out, but installing gutters will make them even more efficient, by actively funneling water away from the house. Gutters are a simple yet powerful tool that a professional can quickly design and install to accommodate your home.
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The Best Beaches for a Day Trip from Charleston

It’s a testament to Charleston’s rich history and food culture that its beaches are rarely the main draw for out-of-state visitors. That said, one of the East Coast’s longest protected stretches of coastline (Cape Romain) is just 30 minutes north of the city, and communities like Sullivan’s Island have been retreats for Charlestonians for centuries.
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Into the Heart of the Lowcountry

When filmmakers conjure an idyllic Southern scene in a movie, they look to Spanish moss dripping from majestic live oak trees, perhaps with an historic riverboat gently gliding by in the background, with dolphins and pelicans in its wake. At Palmetto Bluff, a 20,000-acre wonderland of preserved forests, marsh, and waterways, the Lowcountry magic is real.
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Experience Palmetto Bluff’s Southern Wonderland

The Lowcountry of South Carolina is known for plentiful in-shore fishing, wildlife-rich maritime forests, and celebrated indigenous cuisine. And you can enjoy each aspect of this distinctly Southern lifestyle all in one place at Palmetto Bluff, a conservation-based community and resort nestled at the confluence of the May, New, and Cooper rivers.
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Kicking Back in the Abacos

You can get to the Abacos by air, but to reach Hope Town on the sliver of sand known as Elbow Cay—the outermost island of a chain already known as the “Out Islands” of the Bahamas—a sea-level journey is required as part of the itinerary. For Colonial Charleston resident Wyannie Malone, it was a journey entirely by boat.
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DIY Follies

When my wife, Hunter, and I began shopping for our first house, Folly Beach was not an option. Granted, we lived there, renting a breezy two-bedroom with views across the Atlantic, but a winter lease on the Edge of America is just a temporary taste of the good life. The leap to home ownership would require stepping back into the burbs—freelance writer pay does not a beach homeowner make.
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About

Stratton Lawrence

Writer, Editor, Southern Rambler

Get in touch at Stratton@strattonlawrence.com or 843.452.7429

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Skills

  • Music Lover
  • River Travel
  • Summit Topping
  • Editor
  • Writer