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It’s that time of year, folks! As Christmas approaches and Hanukkah begins, it’s time again for the season of the ugly sweater. From festive and fun to downright dirty, the internet has a plethora of sweaters for every party-goer. Here is our list of the best ugly sweaters we found on Amazon today.

When thinking of the holiday season, one often conjures up images of snow-covered rooftops and gently smoking chimneys, of horse-drawn sleighs and delighted children opening gifts, of snowball fights and winter bathing suits…. Wait, what?

You heard right, folks. Christmas-themed swimsuits exist. JUST IN CASE.

Okay, maybe you’re celebrating the holidays somewhere warm (like Charleston...or anywhere close to the equator) but these holiday bathing suits still made me chuckle and I hope you will too.

Here are some of the best holiday swimsuits I found on Amazon today.

Let’s be real… no one needs more stuff. Although the newest clothes, games, gadgets, or accessories seem exciting, these types of gifts will eventually end up at the bottom of a closet or drawer as clutter. So, don’t just buy your loved ones temporary happiness; Buy them the gift of everlasting memories, quality family time, and fun! What’s even better is that we have TWELVE different ideas below for you, so the only hassle you’ll have is choosing what gift to give with all of these great options.

With miles of serene beaches and gently flowing tidal creeks, Charleston is a beautiful place to explore outdoors all year long. However, if the southern chill becomes a bit too much, there are a lot of great indoor options as well. And not all of them are museums and historic homes -- though we highly recommend those too! Here is a list of some of our favorite ways to stay inside when the weather drops below 60 degrees.

Finding the right gift can certainly be stressful. What if they already have it? What if they don't like it? What if it doesn't fit? One thing we've found that you can never have enough of is adventure -- and it almost always seems to fit. With so many things to do and explore in Charleston, finding a great experience gift for your adventure lover has never been easier. With a reasonable budget and getting the best value for your dollar in mind, here's a list of our favorite Charleston Gift Ideas for Adventure Lovers.

As the holidays quickly approach, we know that the pressure of finding that perfect gift for your loved ones becomes more and more overwhelming. We don’t want you to feel like you have to just settle for the newest and trendiest clothing, gadgets, or accessories that could be given by just anyone. This holiday season, give the gift of experience to your loved ones and create a special moment that you’ll both remember forever. And luckily, Charleston is the perfect city for all of your gift-giving needs for every personality.

Written by Madison Baxley, College of Charleston Marketing Major

Charleston is a city that attracts many tourists with its Southern charm, historic sites, and great year-round weather. There’s no better way to experience all that our city has to offer than to participate in an adrenaline-pumping outdoor activity. Venture into the “Great Outdoors” for these ten activities to add a little adrenaline and adventure to your Charleston vacation.

Charleston typically has great, mild weather, but there is always the possibility of rain to spoil outdoor plans, so it’s a good idea to be familiar with some indoor alternatives that everyone will enjoy that won’t strain the pocketbook.

The Charleston Museum - A good value with plenty of parking nearby and filled with displays that appeal to a variety of interests. The entrance to spacious museum immediately catches youthful eyes with ...

This large park was named for Revolutionary War Hero Francis Marion, and has a variety of monuments and memorials, and even an original part of colonial fortifications. The surrounding cityscape is breathtaking, and an area where dirigibles flew in 1909 has a multi-steepled skyline, featuring the city’s highest spire at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, one of its oldest in Second Presbyterian Church, and one of its most beloved in Emanuel AME Church.

Charleston Zipline Adventures is positioned right at the edge of the Francis Marion National Forest, so although we are only 15 miles from Downtown Charleston, we are technically in Awendaw, South Carolina. We absolutely adore all of the adventurous spirits who take the time to come out and zip with us! One of the biggest questions we get from our guests is about what there is to do in the area once they're done ziplining. And that's exactly why we've created this guide for you. We want you to be able to continue your adventure by exploring all of the amazing attractions and experiences (many of which are free) that Awendaw has to offer. This area is part of the Bulls Bay National Historic Passage and is a mecca for nature-based tourism surrounded by the Francis Marion National Forest and the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge.

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