Category: Travel

Where to stay, play, and dine while traveling.

Capital Calling

Get acquainted with Washington, D.C.’s burgeoning arts and culture hub.  Just a few blocks from the National Mall sits an area of the capital city that was promised development years ago. This fall, those plans will finally come to fruition, with the redevelopment of the District Wharf.  “The development on the Southwest Waterfront is huge for Washington, D.C.,” says Alisa…

A Grand Time

Elevate your Lowcountry trip with a stay at the quirky and elegant Grand Bohemian Charleston. A stroll down Charleston’s Meeting Street gives way to historic buildings, year-round palm trees, cafés, and art galleries—all things that ensure visitors return year after year. As the city remains a popular destination for vacationers in the region, everyone has their must-do activities from favorite…

Good Times Roll On

Gulf Coast hospitality is showcased in Mobile, Ala. full of history, charm, a knock-out culinary scene, and plenty of outdoor fun. You’re never far from the water when in Mobile, Ala., nor do you want to be. As a sinking red-orange fireball sunset streaks across the coastline, I snake along the Mobile-Tensaw Delta on the “Osprey,” Wild Native Five River…

Over the Mountain

Banner Elk offers visitors a locale where rustic meets upscale in the most charming way. The road to Banner Elk, N.C. is peppered with outdoor adventures like rafting, zip lining, and hiking the scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It ends at majestic ski slopes and a small Main Street anchored by historic Lees-McRae College. It is a place…

Glimpses of Grandeur

While traveling along the Blue Ridge Parkway, make a scenic stop in Asheville. Asheville is a dynamic city—although it’s already a popular day trip for area residents, there’s always something else to explore. Brewery expansions, seasonal food offerings, antiquing, and new exhibits at the Biltmore make Asheville a worthwhile pit stop on your drive. Stay For your stay in this…

Carolina Cool

Hendersonville packs a vacation punch with outdoor splendor, top-drawer shopping, popular cideries, and sophisticated dining. If the only thing you know about Hendersonville is that it’s a drive-by town on your way from Charlotte to Asheville, you’re missing a top Carolina getaway destination in the cradle of the Blue Ridge. This mountain jewel has outsized amenities and attractions from local…

Color and Culture

Key West is the perfect playground for both adventure and leisure. Key West, Fla. takes living on the edge seriously. The two-mile by four-mile island is the southernmost point in the United States (and has the tourist attraction to prove it). When you’re in Key West, you’re closer to Cuba than a Wal-Mart. It’s easiest to disconnect in a community…