Author Archives: Jeanette Lawson

Kiawah Island Dunes

Is Kiawah Open to the Public?

You may have heard that Kiawah Island has a guardhouse at its main entrance. So you may be wondering: what happens if you aren’t staying on the island? Is Kiawah open to the public? Can I still enjoy its pristine, … Read More

Angel Oak Tree

Everything You Need to Know About Seeing the Majestic Angel Oak Tree in Person

Just outside the city of Charleston, South Carolina lies one of the south’s oldest and most fabled flora: the Angel Oak Tree.  You don’t need to be an arborist to appreciate its majesty. While its 65-foot height is nothing to … Read More

Airplane flying over water at sunset

Direct Flights to Charleston, SC: The Latest Scoop

Charleston is a hub of romance, a hub of history, a hub of culture—and, more and more, a hub for direct flights from around the US. From the East Coast, to the West Coast, to the Midwest, to other cities … Read More

Kiawah Island Nightlife

Does Kiawah Island Have Nightlife?

So you’re coming to Kiawah Island and wondering about what to do after dark. Does Kiawah even have nightlife? The short answer: yes, we do! We may be a slow-paced island, but that doesn’t mean the fun stops when the … Read More

Our Top 5 Restaurants on Johns Island

As Johns Island locals, we’ve spent a lot of time around the table at Johns Island restaurants. From five-star French cuisine to farmstand joints specializing in fresh catches, we’ve tried them all, and we’re here to dish on what we’ve … Read More

Kiawah Island beach biking

5 Kiawah Island Nature Center Adventures to Try

Walks & Bike Tours See another side of the beach with a guided nighttime walk. Learn more about Kiawah Island’s history with a cycling tour. The Kiawah Island Nature Center hosts an array of local-led excursions that give you a … Read More

Ultimate Guide to the Kiawah Island Marathon 2019

If you’re going to push your body to its limits, you might as well do it in a setting that will nourish your soul! The 42nd Kiawah Island Marathon and Half Marathon will be held on December 14th, 2019 at … Read More

Kiawah Island Wildlife Encounters

There are countless reasons to love it here, but for many visitors (and residents like us!) up-close encounters with Kiawah Island wildlife tops the list. Our protected, ecologically diverse island—with its beaches, woodlands and coastal marshes—creates the ideal habitat for … Read More

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Kiawah Island Loggerhead Turtles Hatching, Explained 

Anyone who’s spent significant time on Kiawah Island can tell you how dearly the community holds its loggerhead turtles. There’s a patrol dedicated to them. A restaurant named after them. Along with our dune-frolicking deer, golf-course-wandering alligators, and night-prowling bobcats, … Read More

Kiawah Island Beach

Kiawah Island Beach Life: 5 Ways the Livin’ is Easier Here

From Maine to Florida, there are a lot of lovable beaches on the East Coast. We might be biased, but we’ll say it anyway: Kiawah Island’s beach truly stands apart from the rest. With bikeable sand, friendly folks, mouthwatering eateries, … Read More

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