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Hunting Island State Park: Coastal Beauty and a Historic Lighthouse


This post was written in conjunction with the South Carolina State Parks Service.

Situated south of Beaufort, South Carolina, Hunting Island State Park combines the rich history of the one of the state’s remaining lighthouses with a uniquely gorgeous beachfront location. The park is within easy driving distance of Lady’s Island and St. Helena Island for last minute snacks or fishing supplies, yet the tranquility that awaits once you’re in the park invites you to linger and explore.

Monthly Blogging Goals: November 2018 (+ Where the Heck I've Been)

Monthly Blogging Goals: November 2018 (+ Where the Heck I've Been) | CosmosMariners.com


I doubt that anyone has been hanging off the edge of their seat waiting for me to show up, but here I am again!

Yeah, your favorite travel blogger is back after a veeeerrrrry long break. If you've taken a look at my Instagram or this blog recently, you've realized that I have gone AWOL for much of 2018.

But, I've been gone (and hopefully, not forgotten!) for good reason.

Let's dive into the when, where, and why!

When Vacations Go Bad: Everything You Need to Know about AirBnB Customer Service

Everything You Need to Know about AirBnB Customer Service | CosmosMariners.com

Vacations are supposed to be everything wonderful in life: time spent with family, long days filled with sunshine, explorations of new food and new places, and an escape from the same old routine.

They're great...until they aren't. It might have been the food made you sick or that the "incredible ocean view!" is anything but. On our recent trip to Miami, it wasn't the food or the view that let us down: it was our AirBnB. Thanks to that experience, I've come away as a bit of an expert in AirBnB customer service.

So, if you find yourself away from home, and your AirBnB isn't what you were promised online, here's what you need to know.

Farm to Table Tour in Charleston SC Historic District: Best Food Tour in Charleston?

Farm to Table Tour in Charleston SC Historic District: Best Food Tour in Charleston? | CosmosMariners.com

As a native of Charleston, South Carolina, there's not much that I haven't had the chance to experience. But, every once in a while, I stumble upon a new and exciting way to explore my hometown.

Recently, I had the opportunity to take a farm to table tour in Charleston, and I came away with a new appreciation for the delicious food that this region offers and the talented people who make those meals happen at every step.

5-Star Hotels in Las Vegas for Only $50?! Hello, Hotwire Million Dollar Sale!

5-Star Hotels in Las Vegas for Only $50?! Hello, Hotwire Million Dollar Sale! | CosmosMariners.com


On our massive Western U.S. road trip this summer (#wildwestmariners), we spent a mere day in Las Vegas. While we tried to pack in as much as we could, the few hours we were there before heading off to the Grand Canyon and lands beyond just weren't enough.

The Ultimate List of Fun Things to Do in Macon, GA

The Ultimate List of Fun Things to Do in Macon, GA | CosmosMariners.com


On your next trip to the South, skip the big cities like Atlanta and Orlando, and head to Macon, Georgia, instead. With a rich past, a surprising musical history, and gorgeous outdoor activities, Macon mixes the small town charm of the South with modern cuisine and tours.

Here are my favorite fun things to do in Macon, GA, arranged by areas of interest!

10 Instagram Perfect Places to Take Pictures in Colorado Springs

10 Instagram Perfect Places to Take Pictures in Colorado Springs | CosmosMariners.com


This post was written in partnership with the Colorado Springs CVB.

If you love history, architecture, and the beautiful outdoors, Colorado Springs has to be on your next visit to the state. Located just 70 miles south of Denver, Colorado Springs has everything from historic hotels to unique geological formations to castles (that’s right: a castle in Colorado!). So, grab your camera and lens, pack your favorite clothes, and head to these 10 gorgeous places to take pictures in Colorado Springs.