Tuesday Travel: Kiawah Island & Charleston

One of the perks of my work is the ability to travel to fun places. I did a donor weekend on Kiawah Island a few years ago and it was a lovely way to see the Charleston area. Granted, there was a tropical storm headed that way and there were a few touch and go moments where I was dealing with possible cancellations from donors as well as the Member of Congress. After the storm passed, the rest of the weekend was perfect!

The gorgeous driveway to the Sanctuary.


kiawah living room lobby
Don’t all of the sitting areas look cozy? There are also fireplaces and a pianist who performs in the evenings.
There was a crazy storm going on as I was preparing for the events. Some of my donors experienced turbulence so bad that passengers on their flights were making use of the air sickness bags.


indoor pool
The gym and spa facilities were absolutely serene.

I was actually there for work and the opening reception had some delicious food for my guests to enjoy.

fried green tomatoes endive deviled eggs

Once my events were done, I headed off to explore! The area around Kiawah Island has a lot of trails and it’s on the beach so there was a bit of nature walking.


That’s an alligator!
Check out that wide stretch of beach!

After a short drive, we ventured out to Charleston.

blue building
Charleston has spectacular architecture and their commercial buildings are as lovely as their residences.
charleston building
Loved the mix of the modern and weathered look.
porters lodge
Porters Lodge at College of Charleston

Charleston is also known for its amazing cuisine so of course, we had to stop for a meal.

the grocery

the grocery interior

fried oysters
Fried oysters and fried green tomatoes

hangtown fry

green eggs & ham
Green eggs & ham

After walking throughout the neighborhoods, we needed a bit of refreshment. We stopped at a rooftop bar & had a few glasses of wine along with poutine.


One of the things that I noticed is that there’s a ton of hidden gems of art. I didn’t even capture the beauty that were the cemeteries.

horses head

What places have you enjoyed in Charleston?

Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Instagram: @KiawahIslandGolfResort
Twitter: @KiawahResort
One Sanctuary Beach Drive
Kiawah Island, SC
(866) 224-2612

The Grocery
Instagram: @thegrocerychs
Twitter: @TheGroceryCHS
4 Cannon Street
Charleston, SC
(843) 302-8825









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