Stratton Lawrence

Reporter | Editor | Content Marketing Manager

Folly Beach, SC

Stratton Lawrence

Reporter | Editor | Content Marketing Manager


5 Steps for Training with a Less Experienced Partner

Running with another runner is a great way to stay motivated. However, sometimes that person may be a bit slower or less experienced than you are. These five steps from Stratton Lawrence will help you get in the training you need while staying with your partner. For both positive and negative results, the power of suggestion is a powerful thing.
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Hiking the Appalachian Trail in Georgia: Where to Go and What to Bring

The Appalachian Trail (AT) crosses 14 states on its journey up the East Coast, but it begins (or ends, depending on your direction) in Georgia. Springer Mountain has served as the starting point for countless adventures and as a celebratory finale for those completing the 2,200-mile hike from Mount Katahdin in Maine.
Explore Georgia Link to Story

Lessons Learned from Wet Weather Hiking Mishaps

There's much to be said for the old Boy Scout maxim, "Be Prepared." But being prepared doesn't necessarily mean that you've got every piece of gear in your pack you could ever need. Sure, it would be nice to have an ax when you're 50 miles into the 100-Mile Wilderness and wanting to build a fire, but carrying the ax may actually leave you less prepared for the 5,000 feet of elevation change that you plan to traverse the following morning. Link to Story

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Packing For The Colorado River

It can take more than a decade to get a permit for a private rafting trip through the Grand Canyon, so when a friend’s family offered my wife and I two spots on their 16-person trip, we immediately requested time off from work and booked our flights. Over the next month, we read up on the river and prepared our gear, but by the first night camping on a sandy Canyon beach, we learned that there’s no way to fully know how to pack for the Colorado until you’ve spent time on the water.
Gear Junkie Link to Story

Life Blood

Your blood connects your whole body and tells the story of your health. But how much do you actually know about it? Learn more about the life-giving—and saving—liquid that flows through your veins. According to The Blood Connection, just one pint of donated blood (the average amount taken during a donation) has the power to save up to three lives.
House Calls Magazine Link to Story

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.
Thrillist Link to Story

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.
AFAR Magazine Link to Story

Ele-Mental: Stay Positive for a Healthy Finish to 2020

would not recommend.”. If years received online ratings, 2020 would be a dud. Despite a year that’s brought a pandemic, societal unrest, financial instability, hurricane stress and a heated election, there’s still time to close this chapter with smiles on our faces. Because collectively, we desperately need to find ways to be happy.
House Calls Magazine Link to Story

How to Build a Man-Sized Slip-‘n-Slide

Before reading another word of an article about how to build a man-sized slip-‘n-slide, it’s important that you, Sir Reader, acknowledge something. A slip-‘n-slide is an invitation to get cantaloupe-sized bruises on your hips, shoulders, etc. When you run at full speed and then hurl yourself onto the ground, there’s going to be some collateral damage.
The Art of Manliness Link to Story

Building Their Best Selves

For married Roper St. Francis Healthcare orthopaedic surgeons Kimberly and Brett Young, sharing responsibilities extends beyond Dad doing dishes while Mom handles bedtime. “Pass the knife, please” at dinner becomes “pass the scalpel” as they repair a patient’s elbow. “It’s like dancing with a partner who knows all the same moves,” says Kim of performing surgeries together.
House Calls Magazine Link to Story

4 Rules to Pack What You Need (and Nothing More)

When J.J. Cale first sang, “Travelin’ light/ it’s the only way to fly,” he was certainly a man ahead of his time. In August, my now-wife and I flew to Scotland for our wedding. But even for a small family affair, the trip required far more than we would normally bring — tuxedo, wedding dress, special shoes — plus all of our usual gear, including a tent, sleeping bags, and camp stove.
Just Trails Link to Story

It’s Sniffle Season

Just in time for the peak of cold and flu season, a Roper St. Francis Healthcare affiliated family medicine doctor shares how to decipher the chilly months’ most common maladies. The “common cold” may be a misnomer—more than 200 distinct viruses can cause what we call a cold, bringing with them mucus buildup, sore throat, stuffy nose and fatigue.
House Calls Magazine Link to Story


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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