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The Charleston, Savannah & Coastal Islands Book, Fourth Edition: A Complete Guide (Explorer's Guide Charleston, Savannah & Coastal Islands: A Great) Paperback – September 25, 2001


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Product Details

  • Series: Explorer's Guide Charleston, Savannah & Coastal Islands: A Great
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Berkshire House Publishers; 4 edition (September 25, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581570244
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581570243
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #731,865 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Spring comes early to the Lowcountry. At a time of year when New York City is coated in a seemingly permanent layer of brown slush and St. Paul, Minnesota, is digging out from yet another remarkable blizzard, Beaufort, South Carolina, is celebrating its annual daffodil harvest and Charleston is putting on its Lowcountry Blues Bash and hosting the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. In a region that's sweltering by May, February through April is the time to visit, and Cecily McMillan's guide makes traveling as easy as sweet potato pie. With attention to history, lodging, restaurants, recreation, and culture, McMillan provides easily navigable maps, advice on what to do and see, and a strong flavor of the South. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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By all odds the best all-purpose guide to one of the most magical regions. -- John Brehnt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

No other book comes close to this one in quality. -- Travel & Leisure --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 25, 1998
Format: Paperback
Ms. Mcmillan knows this region well and the book reflects that. It is well organized, factual, and as up to date as is possible, given the vigorous growth spurt that has enveloped the area. The restaurant reviews are honest and accurate as to specifics. As a resident of the South Carolina coast, it has been helpful to me and to the friends to whom I have given a copy. This is a region rich in history and atmosphere. I think this book conveys a sense of those things in a very entertaining and refreshing way.
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By douglas barton on September 28, 2002
Format: Paperback
Having, for more years than even I may care to remember, long considered myself an 'armchair traveler' I tend to be extremely wary of many travel guides. While the author/editor may have their hearts in the right place ( and of that I'm not always certain either! ) they tend to be written, for the most part, from a slightly askew view-point. By that I simply mean seemingly to have been authored by someone who too is merely 'visiting' the city/region that I am reading about....and therefore long to aggressively explore and 'drink-in' the local culture. Again, a book being written from one is on the 'outside looking in' so to speak. And since I tend to wish to 'blend-in' when travelling ( I loathe actually looking like a tourist, don't you? ) I require a book from one who not only knows all the region's highlights but the cafe's, shops and little nooks and crannies that the 'locals' frequent as well. And when a travel book is written concerning the wonderful 'Lowcountry' of Georgia and South Carolina than I may be even more persnikity! But having lived in the South for a number of years ( I'm a transplanted Savannahnian! ) my critiques may be even more judgemental. Therein lies my dilemma!
The back cover of Cecily McMillan's " The Charleston, Savannah & Coastal Islands Book " states that the author has lived in the 'Coastal Empire' since 1980 and it truly shows. The book itself is penned from one who not only truly knows the region well but from one who seemingly loves it as much as I do. Laid out for easy accessibility I had no problem using the book last summer when visiting Charleston and Kiawah Island. It even gave me much needed updated information on Savannah ( I've been gone far too long!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 25, 1998
Format: Paperback
Ms. Mcmillan knows this region well and the book reflects that. It is well organized, factual, and as up to date as is possible, given the vigorous growth spurt that has enveloped the area. The restaurant reviews are honest and accurate as to specifics. As a resident of the South Carolina coast, it has been helpful to me and to the friends to whom I have given a copy. This is a region rich in history and atmosphere. I think this book conveys a sense of those things in a very entertaining and refreshing way.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Neale R. Reinitz on September 18, 2007
Format: Paperback
A rather gentle--and genteel--guidebook from a native of the region. I usually prefer a book with more bite, but this one was OK, provided it was supplemented with a Yankee view. The copy I received was in excellent condition.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "south_is_home" on July 16, 2004
Format: Paperback
The places the author wrote up seemed scant and random, and the write-ups themselves were shallow and rather generic. Also, the organization was odd. Disappointing. I hope Lonely Planet publishes something on this region.
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