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Nothing wrong with a different perspective now and again…

    In an effort to keep this blog from constantly being written from the eyes of my wife, and to add a different voice to our experiences, I have decided (and been told) to write an entry now and again.  Admittedly, I like to hear myself talk and you, being the captive audience that I imagine, are happy to lend an ear.  

    So…First things first, who am I?  Well, I’m glad you asked.  I am Jason, the fella lucky enough to be married to the founder of The Shady Umbrella, Kristin.  We’ve been married about five years.  I was born and raised in Charleston, SC and the surrounding areas.  I enjoy doing just about anything outdoors, listening to music, and seeing new places with close friends.  Kristin and I have been blessed with great families, a tight circle of friends, and a lazy bulldog.  I am a hard worker, but my that’s not what makes me tick. My professional life just gives me a means to do the things that I enjoy.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my job and consider steady employment a blessing.  I just don’t live to work, I work to live…

    I have officially been named a pro bono associate of The Shady Umbrella.  I managed to run head first into this title after I told my wife that she needed to keep posting fresh content and not let things become stale.  I don’t have any credentials relative to travel other than I like to go new places, but that’s OK. I am not the travel agent, just a different perspective that more often than not is different than my wife’s. 

     So, if you will indulge me, from time to time I am going to write an entry or two.  I hope you enjoy reading them.


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Welcome to The Shady Umbrella.com’s Travel Blog!  

My name is Kristin. I am from Charleston, SC. I love living in the Lowcountry with my family and bulldog. I really enjoy seeing new places whether in my home state of South Carolina or around the world. I wanted to find a way to share my experiences and passion for travel…

The Shady Umbrella began as a simple list of interests that was written down one afternoon. Oddly enough, all of my interests involved seeing new places, trying new foods, shopping, and relaxing…shocker. Luckily I had some friends that helped me get my foot in the door, and then it all just fell into place. The Shady Umbrella was born!

In the coming weeks I am going to share some of my favorite stories from past trips, some new memories, and a few tips that I have picked up along the way.  I used to spend hours looking for new places to travel. Why not let me take the same care in helping you find your next destination.

Please check back soon for new trips and tips!
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