If you’re in need of white sandy beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters, The Bahamas is for you. This Caribbean archipelago is a mix of natural beauty, island culture, and crave-worthy cuisine making it the ideal spot for your next getaway. A quick two-hour flight makes getting to Nassau and Paradise Island easier than you may think. So, ditch the stress of everyday life and head to the islands, the pleasures of the Bahamas await you.

Follow scenic Ocean Drive and you’ll find the historic Castle Hill Inn overlooking Narragansett Bay. Back in 1875, Alexander Agassiz of Harvard University, in need of a summer cottage chose this beautiful and then-private beach. Today his summer getaway has been transformed into a world class inn, welcoming travelers from around the world and housing a Forbes 4-star restaurant, The Dining Room.

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.