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Congaree National Park, SC Accessible Hiking Tips

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Congaree National Park is located at the southern end of South Carolina, just outside the state capitol of Columbia. It is a preserved wildlife area, receiving the most government protection from mankind’s footprints. Part of the park’s boarder aligns with the Congaree River and acts as a flood plain before reaching the ocean. Wintertime brings the most severe flooding, but a portion of the park remains accessible to visitors. The park is known to be a swampland, and it is, with many plants and trees that have adapted to this environment and are thriving, but hardwood trees are also...

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Top 3 Accessible Beaches in the Southeast of USA

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Is there anything better in the world than relaxing on a beach? The smell of the salty air, the sound of the waves crashing up on the shore, and the endless view of water as far as the eye can see… Sounds like perfection, huh?  90% of the vacations that I have taken in my life have been to a beach destination, and the majority of these were in the Southeastern US. I live in a small town in Georgia, which isn’t near any beach unfortunately, and the nearest beach is about six hours away. Six hours may seem...

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Charleston, South Carolina Accessible Travel Guide

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I can still hear them saying “Yes Mam!” In Charleston, South Carolina there is no rush for just about anything. People take their time and enjoy themselves. Seasonally, the best time to visit Charleston is in the short-lived spring or fall. In the spring you can enjoy a variety of brightly colored blooming flowers, and fall brings spectacular colors as well with the changing of the leaves. The summertime gets incredibly humid and hot. Even the locals spend most of their days inside with air-conditioning during that time of the year. Very few tourists venture outside in the month...

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Getting around Charleston, SC in a Wheelchair

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You are going to want to stroll around Downtown Charleston to visit some areas you wanted to get a closer look at including the side streets, alleys and various nooks. Keep in mind that Charleston, South Carolina is a beautiful city, undeniably rich in history but exploring with a wheelchair has its challenges especially for those using a power wheelchair or scooter despite the city being virtually flat. Being one of the oldest cities in America and having had a number of hurricanes roll through as well as constant earthquakes (even more than California), the streets and sidewalks are...

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The Charleston Place Hotel

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Charleston Place is more than just a hotel, it is a destination in Charleston South Carolina. Located in the historic district, this eight-story hotel has the feel of a modern day French château with fountains and flowers to greet guests at either entrance. However, neither door were automatic nor were their door attendants to assist. If entering on the side where cars drop people off then you may be able to catch a valet to help but otherwise you are on your own. Additional non-accessible entrances due to stairs are through the ground level mall known as the Shops...

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