Charleston, SC, Part 3: Regaling in a Wealth of Antebellum Ambiance

Fort Sumter from the air (Credit: Bill Rockwell)

This is Part 3 in Dave Zuchowski’s three-part series on Charleston, South Carolina—voted the best city in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards for the second year in a row. For more, check out Part 1 and Part 2. My first morning in Charleston, South Carolina, found me sitting on […]

Charleston, SC, Part 2: Charleston’s Food Scene—from Lowcountry to Haute Cuisine

Curt Montgomery making pecan pralines at River Street Sweets (Credit: Bill Rockwell)

This is Part 2 in Dave Zuchowski’s three-part series on Charleston, South Carolina—voted the best city in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards for the second year in a row. Check out Part 1 here, and tune in for Part 3 next Friday. For all its tourist-worthy attractions, gas-lit, cobblestone […]

Charleston, SC, Part 1: Charleston Gets Top Vote for Best City—Again

Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards issue

This is Part 1 in Dave Zuchowski’s three-part series on Charleston, South Carolina—voted the best city in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards for the second year in a row. Check out Part 2 here, and tune in for Part 3 next Friday. Lucky Charleston! Maybe make that magnetic, alluring Charleston. The South […]

Myrtle Beach’s Secret Season

The walkway to the beach from the beach house

There would be beaches. This I knew. Heading into my four-day September retreat down to Myrtle Beach, I knew very little about my destination, and the little I knew was telling me I was a season too late. There would be beaches, but they would be colder and drier as they began their descent into […]

Hilton Head SC, Savannah GA, And A Trip To Paula Deen’s

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On Saturday morning my cell phone alarm went off at 4:36 a.m. I despise early-morning departures like everyone else, and this time it was even worse because three quarters of the way to Toronto’s YYZ airport I realized I had left my BlackBerry on Natalie’s bed. There was no time to turn around so I […]