Charleston. Nashville. Savannah. Seagrove Beach. They don’t sound like exotic places for many, especially those who spend summers crossing European countries off their list or relaxing on a beach in the Bahamas on spring break. But for us, long weekend trips to places a little closer to home are a welcome respite.

I don’t have many great photos of our trips, so what you see isn’t a great representation of those cities. The first shot on the home page is more indicative of Seagrove Beach, just about a mile from Seaside, which is one of the most picturesque places on earth. At least to us.