Mar 17 2014

Ditch the Cold: Warm Memories of Edisto

Spring is less than a week away, but this long winter seems to be hanging around in many parts of the country. While there’s nothing any of us can do to change the temperature outside, we can fill our minds with warm memories of what a summer vacation at Edisto Beach is like.

These are just a few of the reasons we’re looking forward to summer:

Time to Strip Down
Winter weather means most people need to wear multiple layers to stay warm. However, beach life means that virtually everyone wears flip fops and a bathing suit. Sure, we might throw on a cover up or a pair of shorts, but that’s nothing compared to the bulk of a winter wardrobe.

There are few things better than waking up, putting on beach or boat attire, and getting outdoors. The only layers worn in the summer come in the form of sunscreen.

Ditch the Car
There’s nothing fun about driving around in winter weather and this year, it seems like no one in the country was immune from poor road conditions.

But remember when driving was fun? As a teen, cruising around town with the windows down, radio on, and a car-full of friends was the best thing ever. Taking a golf cart around Edisto is a lot like that.

Explore streets you’ve never traveled, park at a beach access to watch the sun rise or set, or just cruise around. There’s always something new to see when traveling by golf cart.

Patience can be pushed to the limit while being stuck behind a slow-moving golf cart on Jungle Road or any of the side streets, but remember to leave road rage on the other side of the bridge. After all, there’s no need to rush when you’re on Edislow time.

Go for a Dip
Getting wet in the winter is one of the worst things imaginable. Stepping into an ice cold puddle, walking into work in the rain, or getting covered in snow is like adding insult to injury when temperatures are already cold. Water is certainly the enemy in the winter months. Maybe that’s why the summer makes up for it so well.

In the summer months, the ocean warms up to about 84 degrees, making it perfect for anyone looking to kick back and relax. On the days when the humidity is so thick it could be cut with a knife, there’s nothing like grabbing a float and heading out into the water to cool off.

It’s hard to imagine anymore more perfect than rolling over waves during a steamy summer afternoon.

Time to Plan a Visit
Summer seems like it is still so far away, but it’ll be here before long. Now’s the time to stop daydreaming about vacationing at the beach and actually book the trip.

Knowing a trip to Edisto is in your future will help make the last cold days of the year pass by just a little less painfully.

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