As I covered in that last blog, if you’re here in a beach house Charleston, or heading this way, it makes sense to do as much as we can to preserve the environment, e.g., the beach itself.  In that spirit, the IOP has become the first municipality in entire the state of South Carolina to ban the use of plastic bags by businesses on the island.

beach starfish

Many folks who come to stay in one of our rental homes South Carolina, like our Isle of Palms luxury rentals, drive here.

I regularly get emails from the Charleston Green Connection, which share tips and info about practical things we can do to keep our world a beautiful and healthy place and preserve natural resources as responsible citizens of the planet.

A recent fact/tip caught my eye.  They revealed that transportation is responsible for 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions.  It makes sense to walk or bike instead of drive whenever possible (which is particularly fun around a beach house Charleston), or carpool.

Idle No More!

The most interesting tidbit was this  –  if you stop your car for more than ten seconds, you’ll both save gas and reduce harmful emissions if you turn off your engine. 

idle free

Don’t idle near your beach house Charleston

They credit the source as the New England Regional Environmental Ministries, .


Speaking of cars and driving…here’s a fun thing to do while in a beach house Charleston, or anywhere for that matter

It’s a fun emergency stop game that rates your reaction time as a driver.  It’s called the Reaction Time Test, and it’s a great way to see how old you are, at least as your reactive reflexes are concerned.

Following is more about it from Kim Komando, the tech guru/columnist  and radio host.  She links you to the fun and useful interactive website where you can take the test as many times as you like.  You may want to share it with friends and loved ones  –  like a teenager or an aging parent, to gauge how well they’re doing behind the wheel.   It’s appropriate/fun for all drivers staying in your luxury house on Isle of Palms, or any of our beach house rentals Charleston SC.


Tennis, anyone?

As a follow up to this blog about the Volvo Cars Open (formerly known as the Family Circle Cup), the women’s tennis tournament coming up in April, right now Groupon is offering half-priced tickets.  You can get two one-day general admission tickets good for either April 9th or 10th for only $35, as opposed to the usual $70 rate.

The tournament features the best female tennis players on the planet, and it’s a family friendly event suitable for all ages staying in your Charleston beach house.   The tournament takes place at the large stadium on Daniel Island and is convenient to all our luxury beach house rentals SC, whether you’re in one of our Isle of Palms vacation rentals or in a Folly Beach house Charleston.

Here’s a link to the deal:  Volvo Cars Open Groupon!


So stop idling to help the planet, come check out some world-class tennis, and call EP when you’re in the market for SC vacation rentals, namely beach rentals Charleston.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger