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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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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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How Charleston Became a Drinking Town

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Everything to Know About Moving to the South

In partnership with the National Association of Realtors
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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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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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Dishes Worth A Drive from Charleston

Okay, some of these restaurants are technically still in Charleston, but what they have in common is food that merits a trip outside the well-trodden tourist area. Get there however you can, but don't miss the extraordinary things—soul food, Chinese food, barbecue, French-accented local, whatever!
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Where to Find Charleston's Best Southern Cooking and Soul Food

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Charleston Destination Overview

Highlight pages on seafood, watersports, history and festivals in Charleston, South Carolina.
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What’s on When, Y’all: Charleston’s Best Annual Events

Can’t decide when to visit Charleston? Our month-by-month rundown of annual events—highlighting everything from jazz to oysters to dogs that like to leap off docks—can help you plan your perfect itinerary. Smaller events, though, like the Lowcountry Oyster Festival and Boone Hall Fright Nights, feel purely local and full of just-Charleston flavor.
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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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Fodor’s InFocus Charleston

One of the South's most iconic cities, Charleston has perennial appeal for travelers. I am the sole author of the Charleston content for the 2018-2020 edition.
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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