For someone who lives so close to Charleston [close being about a five hour drive, give or take], I've never been! I've spent time on Hilton Head Island [also in South Carolina], Savannah, St. Simon's, Jekyll [in Georgia] and Amelia Island [in Northern Florida]. I love the laid back charm of all these spots and I've loved making my way along the Atlantic coast. I've heard Charleston is in a class all its own [and it seems the world feels the same way, with it topping many lists for incredible destinations!]. I'm about to see for myself, as I'm headed there for an extra long 4th of July weekend! In true road trip [or plane trip, or really any trip] fashion, I had to make a mix. It's not exactly a Charleston based bunch of songs, but while I was planning the trip, these are the songs I came across that put me in a relaxed southern sort of mood. Many of them are quiet and slow, with a hint of the south and a bit of soul peeking through. Fingers crossed for some good weather days so I can spend some time on the beach with this mix in my ears.