South Carolina

Tips and Articles in South Carolina

My brother Charles and I spent most of our school years living north of Charleston, South Carolina, in an 18th-century plantation house on the Santee River delta. The house, called Harrietta, was uninhabited when we first saw it,and hidden by ramp...
SHIP OFF TO ALASKA Glide past glaciers and pan for gold on a shore excursion. Early- or late-season Alaskan cruise departures can save you hundreds of dollars over midsummer sailings. Royal Caribbean (800/327-6700; www.royalcaribbean.com) has a se...
Let me tell you the tale of Adams Run and how this Low Country hamlet got its name. Some fool with a fuzzy sense of geography once mistook neighboring Edisto Island for the Garden of Eden-- and if you've ever seen its vine-tangled thickets and swe...
I started coming to Aiken in the late 1980's, when my parents bought a house just off the Whiskey Road. The property came with a small (by Aiken's standards) stable, and it was close to the Hitchcock Woods, a 2,200-acre tract of public woodland. M...
Get The Facts. "Welcome to the best place on God's earth," says the man behind the wheel of the gray 1985 Oldsmobile. We're driving on a slender road that eases across swirling sweet grass and dusky marsh toward a steely vault of ocean. Crabbers...
My southern-born mother wanted to send me to charm school. I was a teenage tomboy with scabby knees and tangled hair, and nothing could have been further from my imagination. To her disappointment, I never became the belle she'd envisioned—perfect...
Dodge dim sum. Hold the raves on risotto. Here's the lowdown on Stars and Stripes for the taste buds. Sure, you might have to drive out of the comfort zone, yell your order, or share a table with strangers. It doesn't faze you at all. You crave th...
See our list of 27 affordable beach resorts. Imagine yourself, for an indulgent moment, sunbathing on Tiririca Beach in Brazil’s Bahia. Palm trees cast slender shadows along the stretch of golden sand; the sparkling, azure ocean beckons you in fo...
If you secretly suspect (as I do) that the compulsion to antique is actually, well, something of a sickness—all right, an addiction—then don't go to King Street in Charleston without your primary caregiver. Antiques shops line the sidewalks here; ...
Richard Hampton Jenrette, a well-bred boy from Raleigh, North Carolina, who went north and made good with the Wall Street investment firm of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, is enjoying the spoils of life one languid Sunday morning at Roper H...
Old-fashioned chocolates may lack the shock of the new—wasabi-flavored truffles, say—but the wholesome sweetness of classics from homegrown candy kitchens are making a comeback. Pennsylvania General Store (12th and Arch Sts., Philadelphia; 21...
Hotel Alpenhof, Austria Would the von Trapp family have felt at home?Probably not. Adolph Loos's rigorously Modernist rendition of an Alpine retreat, the 14-room Hotel Alpenhof, was envisioned as a sophisticated summerhouse better suited to the...
What’s the #1 hotel in the U.S.? No question, it’s a big deal to be America’s top vote-getter in Travel + Leisure’s annual reader survey of the world’s best hotels (vote in this year’s survey). After all, these are properties voted on by the well...
See our slideshow of 10 Great American Public Spaces. It’s a safe bet that when you walk into Washington, D.C.’s Union Station, you’ll be awed by its grand proportions and its hive-like activity. You’ll want both to speed up to join the busy fray...
When Denver aerospace engineer Doug Laczkowski and his family were planning a trip to Hawaii in 2007, he was hoping to keep costs down. Underwhelmed by hotel packages he saw online, he tried a different tack. After reading about a Web site where h...