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. Tune in for Part 2 next Friday. Lucky Charleston! Maybe make that magnetic, alluring Charleston. The South Carolina port city overlooking the Atlantic […]

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 […]