| May 14, 2012
| 6:46 AM
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston may have a reputation for expensive (and often starched) elegance, but there are options for vacationers who want to kick back at a low-pressure Lowcountry beach. Welcome to Folly Beach.
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| Apr 23, 2012
| 7:22 PM
BALTIMORE — One of the great charms of Baltimore is its lack of interest in running with the herd. Possessing a unique look and an entertainingly odd culture, it moves at a slow and steady pace, entirely out of step with the rest of the bustling...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 6:40 AM
FRASER, Colo. - The trees are bare, the snow is falling, it's time to ski. But where?
Colorado, naturally, world famous for sunny days and intermittent dumps of deep dry powder.
Which one of the following Eight Great Colorado ski areas works for you?...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:06 PM
Recently, Mitsitam, the cafe inside the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, was named the city's Casual Restaurant of the Year by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. For many visitors, the seasonal menu of North and...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 6:38 AM
PONCE, Puerto Rico - There was a time, not that long ago, when visitors to Puerto Rico's second-largest city were cautioned not to stray from the central plaza after dark. Many of Ponce's ornate 19th-century buildings were vacant and falling to pieces,...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 8:09 AM
HAZELHURST, Ga. - If you're like most people, you love the holidays but shout "Hallelujah!" when the last strains of "Auld Lang Syne" fade away.
That's when it's time for a post-holidays getaway, so take a look at these destinations in Georgia that are...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 9:35 AM
GEARHART, Ore. - It was about the fifth hole that I began to wish Gearhart Golf Links still had a mule-pulled refreshment cart. How did it suddenly get so sunny and warm, when the drive down from Seattle had been so cloudy?
But surprises are typical of...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 7:01 AM
BOSTON - I'm always amazed by how many people who consider themselves travelers have never visited Boston. True, having lived there for most of my formative years, I'm a bit prejudiced, but I've been to almost every city worth visiting and I can...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:37 AM
CHEROKEE, N.C. - Far removed from the whirring, pinging and dinging of slot machines and the cheers and moans at the card tables, the quiet, serene Mandara Spa pampers individuals who hit the jackpot or need to soothe themselves after rolling the dice and...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Those who think food-focused vacation dining has to cost as much or more than their accommodation expenses may want to reconsider how they approach culinary travel. Here are a handful of my favorite ways to enjoy full-flavored travel experiences....
| Jul 16, 2012
| 9:18 AM
NEW YORK - The cheapest and fastest route to Eastern Europe? From Manhattan, take the L or M train across the East River to Brooklyn, transfer to the northbound G and get off at Nassau Avenue. Just walk up the stairs and you may as well be in Warsaw or...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:07 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Erik Lars Myers, 36, has built quite a career out of beer. Since the Maine native came to North Carolina a decade ago, his home-brewing hobby turned into a business - Mystery Brewing in Hillsborough - and Nash Street Homebrew, also in...