Some of the best things I've ever discovered as a traveler we're not places I learned about by word of mouth, a travel website, or a travel book. It was by simply getting in my car and driving in any and all directions and once in a while when something piqued my interest getting out and taking a walk. Whatever direction my heart desired at the moment. A traveler without a pause (a destination - get it?).
...unlike the song, the sound of silence isn't always a bad thing. Sometimes it's exactly the thing you need to truly take in an experience. And sometimes, that's exactly what you need when you're traveling...silence.
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.