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Stratton Lawrence

Reporter | Editor | Content Marketing Manager

Folly Beach, SC

Stratton Lawrence

Reporter | Editor | Content Marketing Manager

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It List 2021: Our Editors’ Picks of the Best New Hotels in the World

Emeline — Charleston, South Carolina It's the little things that make a hotel memorable, and Emeline is an inspired newcomer (just off Market Street in downtown Charleston) that delivers pleasant surprises by the bushel. The experience begins in the Living Room, where guests and locals mingle on leather armchairs and sofas over locally roasted coffee by Second State and country ham biscuits and kombucha from Clerks Coffee Co., one of two on-site restaurants.
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This Tiny U.S. Island Is Full of Quiet Beaches, Art, Rum, History — and Some Say Voodoo

Imagine an island with pristine beaches and vast forests, less than a mile from one of the largest resort destinations on the East Coast. For decades, developers have eyed Daufuskie Island with plans to capitalize on its incredible beauty, yet they've mostly failed. Some blame it on access — the island is only accessible by boat — while others chalk it up to voodoo.
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Hilton Head Island Travel Guide

Hilton Head's 12 miles of beaches and slow pace of life have drawn families and travelers for decades. Two dozen golf courses weave through the island's 25,000 acres, including the internationally renowned Harbour Town Golf Links. Balmy, breezy weather makes it a haven for world-class tennis and excellent inshore fishing, while an island-wide network of paved trails makes it possible to travel the island from end to end via bicycle.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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About

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, Backcountry.com, 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 strattonlawrence@gmail.com or 843.452.7429

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Skills

  • Content Marketing
  • Editor
  • Writer