Stratton Lawrence

Reporter | Editor | Content Marketing Manager

Folly Beach, SC

Stratton Lawrence

Reporter | Editor | Content Marketing Manager


What Happened When I Only Drank NA Beer For 40 Days

Non-alcoholic beer can be gross. My first, an Imperial Cero in Costa Rica, was no exception. It tasted like Sweet'N Low-flavored seltzer water with a hint of week-old keg beer.
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A Lowcountry Family Getaway to Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina

Luxury abounds at the sprawling Montage Palmetto Bluff, but the resort’s best assets are the waterways and wildlife across 20,000 acres of South Carolina Lowcountry.
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350 #VeryCharleston Ways to Celebrate the Holy City in 2020

Celebrate the Holy City's 350th all year long with these 350 VeryCharleston events, adventures and experiences
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The Perfect Savannah Weekend Means Lowcountry Food, Art, and Luxury

Charleston’s edgier sibling offers visitors award-winning food, great art, and fascinating history. Savannah’s charm is prominently on display, in stately squares framed by moss-draped oaks and gracious centuries-old homes that bred notable artists like songwriter Johnny Mercer and writer Flannery O’Connor.
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Everything to Know About Moving to the South

In partnership with the National Association of Realtors
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Charleston’s 8 Essential Dishes (and Where to Try Them)

Credit for much of Charleston’s celebrated cuisine goes to the enslaved Africans and downhome cooks of yore who found the tastiest ways to showcase the local bounty. Charleston’s culinary scene is known for its standout seafood and down-home country cooking, although today’s buzzed-about new restaurants are as likely to serve Indian fusion as shrimp and grits.
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Charleston Destination Overview

Highlight pages on seafood, watersports, history and festivals in Charleston, South Carolina.
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The Best Places to Eat Oysters in Charleston

Eating oysters in Charleston can be a delicate affair, of course, with open shells served on beds of ice with lemon wedges, but it's more likely that you'll be served up a cluster of steamed oysters, pried open in front of you, ready for the slurping. and the local Lowcountry—bivalves at our selection of great restaurants for oysters.
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Where to Explore Charleston’s Fascinating History

Even on a short weekend getaway, you cannot escape the important stories of pirates, slave uprisings, and bloody battles that define this remarkable city. The year 2020 marks the 350th anniversary of the original English settlement at Charles Towne. Few cities can rival Charleston’s place in U.S. history; the city’s own history is full of violence and greed and intrigue, peppered with pirates and heroes and rebels.
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9 Iconic Charleston Experiences

Learn how to do the Charleston by following the locals’ lead. Master these easy steps to find out what makes the Holy City so charming. Charleston’s natives are friendly, the local cuisine is mind-blowing, and the weather’s divine. Figure out how Charleston got its groove by partaking in some immersive activities that are beloved by the locals.
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Destination: Powder

Stoked in Revelstoke: An easy traverse from the top of the British Columbia resort’s highest lift yields a vast mountainside of fluffy snow bowls and inviting forested trails. I don’t fly in my dreams: I float through narrow trails of snow. My meditation is a clean S-curve carved into powder, weaving through white woods of hemlocks and firs.
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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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Stratton Lawrence

Reporter | Editor | Content Marketing Pro

Current roles:

Managing Editor at Perficient Digital - hire and manage a team of editors and writers generating SEO-optimized web copy for corporate clients (Home Depot, Comcast,, eBay)

Active freelance writer for AFAR, Fodor's, Thrillist

I'm the author of the books Images of America: Folly Beach and Fodor's InFocus Charleston.

Get in touch at or 843.452.7429



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