Imagine majestic Oak trees draped in Spanish moss, lovely historic plantations, and soul-soothing seascapes. This beautiful vision can become your reality on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast. Home to the famous Pawleys Island Hammock Company, these hand-woven hammocks are a signature way to relax along this stretch of coastline. Travelers come here to unwind and recharge. Looking for some downtime of my own, I hit the road to this Southern coast known for peaceful ambiance and a slower pace.
In addition to the most luxurious accommodations at the world’s top destinations, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Collection is known for superb dining. Their elegant restaurants pair incredible cuisine and unparalleled service, satisfying the most discerning palate. Their Amelia Island resort more than upholds this top-notch standard. I had the pleasure of spending a weekend at Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island that included a simply outstanding dinner at their AAA 5-Diamond award-winning restaurant – Salt.
Rising over 1,600’ in Gaston County sits a beautiful mountain offering plenty of outdoor activities. Hop on a hiking trail, fish or canoe on a scenic lake, and discover plenty of stunning vistas. For a more extreme adventure, go rock climbing or camping inside this state park. Whatever suits your interest, Crowders Mountain is worthy of your time spent among a beautiful piece of preserved land. [Read more…]
Looking to escape the gloomy days of winter? Think the sunny Bahamas and the gorgeous Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. It’s a mega-resort suitable for travelers of all types – couples, family, and multigenerational vacationers. [Read more…]
Just a two-hour flight from Charlotte, Providence is an ideal destination for a weekend away with your significant other. Named by Travel & Leisure as one of America’s Favorite Cities, Providence woos travelers from near and far. By staying in a downtown hotel, travelers are able to walk to numerous attractions, shopping, and restaurants.
Over a recent summer weekend, my husband and I fell in love with this beautiful, walkable city. We felt it was just the right size town to experience over a weekend. A return trip is definitely on our travel list.