I am a cultural/humanitarian photographer currently based out of the Charlotte area.
The moment you turn onto the long, tree-lined driveway of Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, you immediately feel as though you’ve stepped into a scene from Gone with the Wind. Before your eyes lie endless aromatic gardens, a vast green horse pasture, ornate bridges hovering over glassy ponds, lavish fountains, exotic birds flitting about, a petting zoo, the Ashley River, and to top it off, the grand mansion in the center of it all. Nearly everything is open for exploration—even some well-preserved slave cabins; a grim reminder of how hard life was for some of the people that once lived there. A sight not to be missed before departing is the Audubon Swamp Garden boardwalk trail, which winds through mystifying, Spanish-moss draped cypress and gum trees that grow right out of the water. Remember to look for gators lurking in the wetlands—it’s South Carolina after all!Like Add a Comment
Ninety miles from DC, with the quiet town of Luray and the rushing Shenandoah River above, your guide will take you deep into the belly of the Earth. Descending into Luray Caverns, you'll follow dimly lit pathways past colors and formations that nature has been working on for hundreds of millions of years. The guide will teach you the history and the science of the caves as you approach the pool of mirror-still water that's been waiting for you since the dawn of time: Dream Lake.Like Add a Comment