Stratton Lawrence

Travel Writer | Editor | Content Marketing Manager

Folly Beach, SC

Stratton Lawrence

Travel Writer | Editor | Content Marketing Manager


Winter Is the Season to Explore Myrtle Beach with Fewer Visitors

Discover enchanting gardens, oceanfront dining, and Saturday night shag dancing on the Grand Strand. The Grand Strand is a stretch of beach that travels for 60 miles, from Georgetown, South Carolina, up to the North Carolina border. The constants here are beautiful white sand beaches, all-you-can-eat buffets, and Myrtle Beach’s cultural, culinary, and natural gems.
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The 29 Waterfront Seafood Spots You Need to Try Right Now

There’s no better (or safer!) way to consume the fruits of the ocean than with a paper plate on your lap, the wind in your hair, and creaky floorboards beneath your feet. My contributions here include Bowens Island and The Wreck of the Richard and Charlene
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The Best New Restaurants in Charleston in 2021

In a city known for its food, these eight newcomers are worth a reservation.
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The Perfect Weekend Getaway to Greenville, SC

This South Carolina city is growing in all the right ways, while staying true to itself. Come to enjoy fast cars, slow bike rides, and inspired eats.
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Discover Charleston's Offbeat Underbelly

Get funky in the Holy City.
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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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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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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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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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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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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, Travel + Leisure

I'm the author of the books Images of America: Folly Beach and Fodor's InFocus Charleston, and co-author of Fodor's The Carolinas and Georgia and Fodor's The National Parks of the U.S.

Get in touch at or 843.452.7429



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