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    South Carolina Mobile Apps Make Vacation Planning and Travel Easier

    We're using our smart- phones for everything from getting timely information about special sales to booking restaurant reservations. Now, when we visit South Carolina we can also use our smartphones to get real-time information about accommodations and events when on vacation.

    The South Carolina Mobile apps provide information and special deals by a number of destinations in the Palmetto State. This gives us the ability to focus on our area of interest, and get up to date information, which is not always available in a standard guide book.

    One example is the app for the official guide to the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor’s Lowcountry region that directs us to a wide variety of attractions. The Lowcountry has much to offer, including sources of antiques, arts and crafts centers, bird-watching areas, canoe/kayak outings, African-American history tours, local foods, military history trails, historic districts, national forests and national, state and local parks.

    We can also discover the history of Beaufort and the surrounding Sea Islands that dates back almost 500 years. This area is wonderful because the destinations and area accommodations reflect that rich history. Among some of the most vibrant and well-preserved history in the area is also known for its Gullah culture. The Gullah are known for preserving their African linguistic and cultural heritage. The Beaufort mobile app offers timely text and photos on attractions such as these, as well as fishing and eco-tours and the area’s annual shrimp festival.

    There is also an app for Charleston has the reputation for being one of the top wedding destinations in the country. The city boasts numerous wedding-friendly venues, vendors, planners, caterers and florists. The Charleston Wedding Planner mobile app is designed to help a bride navigate her way through all the options. And, to keep things current, free updates are available about every eight weeks.

    By Leroy Worley

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    Visit South Carolina Department of Parks and Tourism Mobile Website at http://www.DiscoverSouthCarolina.com/mobile/default.aspx for more South Carolina travel news or their home page at http://www.DiscoverSouthCarolina.com.