What is the new Quiet Life Travel Trend? Quiet life is an intentional way of discovering a new way to travel. Because sometimes, slowing down is the best way to truly experience the richness of life.

The South is renowned for a laid-back pace of life.  Take a subtle cue from our long-standing playbook and carve out some essential rest time for yourself. True relaxation and rejuvenation can often be found in travel destinations like Visit Columbia County, GA that embrace the harmony of wellness and nature.

Imagine starting your day floating on the gentle Savannah River underneath the over-hanging oak trees dripping in Spanish moss. No company required as you enjoy the playful river otters, the bald eagle soaring overhead, and sunbathing turtles on the logs!  On these Serene18 Paddle Trail waters, the worries of the world begin to melt away, replaced by a sense of peace and serenity.

Of course, a morning paddling leaves you craving a delicious lunch. Head just 15 minutes out of town and park in the gravel lot of a favorite country joint. Grandaddy’s Kitchen is one of the best local spots for some good ol’ Southern cookin! Sample some of the homemade table favorites like fried catfish fillets, a heaping side of collard greens, and Mama Jo’s 25-year-old ohhhh sooooo tasty pecan pie recipe. A true southern meal is never complete without its equal partner- the tall glass of sweet tea!  

In the South, resting after lunch is a time-honored tradition deeply rooted in the region’s culture. In a place where almost everything is “proper”, and a meal must properly digest before continuing any activities! The glowing, pink hued salt cave at Sol Himalayan Salt Cave and Spa is a sought-after natural cavern, for both women and men. Stress and tension melt away as you breathe in the healing properties of the Himalayan salt. It’s the perfect “rest” stop for your travel itinerary!

Go next door after your session, grab a coffee to go (made with Rooted Coffehouse’s inhouse syrups), and head to Evans Towne Center Park for a little green space therapy. Once you get your second wind, its time to hit the Bombasin Land Trail where you can choose your own adventure and blaze a trail of biking, hiking, running, or strolling our nature-packed, scenic routes. 

As the day ends, treat yourself to a mouth-watering meal at the intimate, upscale Cork & Flame restaurant. Let the knowledgeable staff pair the gourmet cuisine with fine wines handpicked from the adjoining wine cellar room. Start the meal with a toast to a day well spent and to the feeling of being renewed once again!

Continue the quiet life and wind down for the night in your luxury safari tent. Timberline Glamping Company’s thick canvas tents with delightful amenities are pitched right on the shores of Clarks Hill Lake.  Reach for a soft blanket, curl up outside, and watch the campfire flames dance in the complete darkness. The sounds of nature create the charming backdrop for your restful sleep in a luxurious bed. Sweet dreams, my friend!