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Tee Gentry

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I’m always looking for new ideas for road trips and this article from Our Escape Clause is a great place to start for the best weekend getaways in the South.

My favorites in the south have always been Folly Beach, Asheville, Charleston, Savannah, and Nashville. But now, I want to try a few of these places. From beach escapes to city breaks, and from hiking trails to adorable small towns, there is an enormous number of incredible and varied places to visit in the south. And, with the help of a couple of dozen other travel bloggers, we’ve attempted to round up the best of them with this guide to the best weekend getaways in the South.

Exploring the Southeast

First of all, the southeast USA is one of our personal favorite regions to explore on the planet. And, we never run out of new-to-us beautiful places to enjoy! Or, frankly, run out of new plates piled high with delicious southern cooking to devour.

Whether you’re looking for a laid-back romantic getaway for two, your next quick family vacation, a fast-paced trip with friends, or even a fun solo escape, one of these incredible weekend trips in the south is bound to be right for you. So pack up and enjoy your next getaway in the beautiful south and help your health, too according to Everyday Health.

Benefits of Traveling

Additionally, simply looking forward to a trip may increase happiness. Results from a study published in the journal Psychological Science found that consumers experienced more positive feelings when they anticipated spending money on an upcoming experience (“doing”) than on a possession (“having”).

Here are 5 Ways Travel is Good for Mental Health. Check it out here. Y’all have fun and remember you can always listen to KICKS 99 wherever the road leads you with our app. It’s available at the app store and it’s free!

Traveling The Backroads

As many of you know, I love a good road trip. Here’s some pictures from a few of my adventures. What’s your favorite road trip?

  • Heading out!

    Road Trips

  • Peach trees in Edgefield

    Road Trip

  • Historic church in Abbeville, I think! So many trips and pics...I forgot!

    Church in Abbeville

  • Good looking cows somewhere in South Carolina

    Cows

  • An old produce stand in Edgefield

    Edgefield

  • Sunset somewhere between Seneca, SC and Abbeville.

    Road Trips

  • Waccamaw River, Conway, SC

    Waccamaw River, Conway

  • Estill, SC

    Estill, SC

  • Isle of Palms, SC from my truck

    Isle of Palms

  • Clarks Hill

    Clarks Hill Lake

  • Cool steps on the SC Coast

    SC Coast