Along the rolling, wooded shoreline of the 71,000-acre Strom Thurmond Reservoir, sits Hickory Knob, a full-service, lakeside SC golf resort and remote state park all rolled into one.

Hickory Knob State Resort Park is a full-service resort on the wooded shoreline of Lake Thurmond.

Lake Thurmond at Hickory Knob State Park South Carolina

Hickory Knob State Park SC

Baby deer crossing the road at Hickory Knob State Park in SC November, 2012

Golf at Sanctuary Club, Cat Island, Beaufort, SC

Biking (and birding) at Skidaway Island State Park • Visit Savannah

Lake Hartwell State Park, 2 1/2 hours from Columbia, unless there is something wonderful going on, I think there are other options closer to home that will be good.

Kiawah Island, SC, Golf Course

Golf Course, Daufuskie Island, SC #golf

A Budget Weekend Trip to Hilton Head Island | Carve out a weekend that banks on all the luxuries of resort living—pristine waters, manicured trails, five-star service—without spending more than $500.

Seabrook Island, SC Golf Course

A favorite get away for many. Little Switzerland, NC: Population of around 46. A longtime resort village located about half way between Boone, NC and Asheville, NC.

Lake Tahoe, Squaw Creek Resort, CA.. for some reason I love this place :)

Atlantis Bahamas is a resort and water park - fun for the whole family! #yahoo2012

Savannah NWR, SC to GA, Interpretive Center. Excellent birding, October-April...

Image of a bench under a tree at Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Charleston County, birding, history, boardwalks through wetlands, environmental education programs.

State House-Columbia, SC

Lighthouse - Hunting Island State Park, SC, Near Beaufort - SC

Oconee State Park, SC, USA

North Carolina rolling roads.