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United States of Fun

The personal-finance site WalletHub recently ranked all 50 states by 26 fun factors, ranging from beach quality to casinos per capita. Source: WalletHub   This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, click here. And the winner is California, which placed first in number of restaurants, fitness centers, and movie and performing-arts theaters per capita. Florida… Read More United States of Fun

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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens in South Carolina

Magnolia Plantation in South Carolina boasts the last intact large-scale romantic gardens in the United States. This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, click here. But Magnolia’s history and her gardens go back a century before there was a United States, when Ann and Thomas Drayton established the rice plantation in 1676 along the Ashley… Read More Magnolia Plantation & Gardens in South Carolina

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Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon in Charleston

The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon is a quirky museum in Charleston, South Carolina, and a backdrop to some of the defining events in American history.  It ranks near Boston’s Faneuil Hall and Philadelphia’s Independence Hall among the most significant still-standing buildings from the Revolutionary era. Finished in 1771, the two-storey, Palladian-style, stone Exchange and… Read More Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon in Charleston