The state of South Carolina is divided into three sections. The Upstate (the foothills and mountains), the Piedmont (the hill country), and the Lowcountry (the coast and swamp lands). My family and I live in the Lowcountry (though, we are pretty close to the Piedmont), and my wife's family lives in the Piedmont. When we pay them a visit I tend to take the back roads.
Everyone who has ever seen a travel blog, food blog, or review site (i.e. Yelp, TripAdvisor, etc.) knows that each one has its own rating system.
My wife and I frequently talk about taking off to unbelievable destinations and escaping real life, if even for a week. We dream about hidden islands, bungalows by the sea, ancient city ruins, European destinations, Ireland (I mean...who doesn't dream about Ireland?), the Far East, and on and on it the dreams go. But, there's one problem...we are flat out broke!