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ISO Southern Charm? Head to Charleston, SC
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Charleston is the quintessential southern town.  It was founded in 1670, which is not too shabby for this young country.  When you go, like all destinations, plan to be part tourist, part local.  It’s the only way to do it. 

Before you Go:
1) As you pick your dates of travel, know that tourist season is spring and summer.  But let’s be honest, this is not like planning around summertime at Disney World.  What's more important to know is that hot, humid, sweaty season is July to sometimes as late as October.  So plan accordingly. 
2) When booking a hotel, know that the main corridors are Calhoun Street, Meeting Street, Broad Street, and East Bay Street. These four streets take you in a large loop around the main spots.  King Street runs parallel to this loop and is the main shopping st…
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More Keys Please.
I live in Florida.Just 5 hours from the Monroe County line and the Florida Keys.I’ve been to Key West maybe five times.That’s it.I’ve lived in Florida basically my whole life and I’ve only been five times.What is wrong with me??Well, I figured it out.It was the 8 hour drive all the way to Key West.3 of those hours are two lanes doing maybe 35 mph.It’s long.Driving there is not bad- you are going on adrenaline, it’s beautiful and you are on vacation.But the drive home usually takes even longer and there’s nothing more depressing than the drive out of the Keys (except maybe the flight home from Vegas).But I realized this summer we don’t have to drive all the way to Key West to enjoy the Keys.As a matter of fact, it’s a totally different Keys experience if you go anywhere outside of Key West.And we loved it!

Get Planning- the sooner, the betterWhere to stay- We knew ahead of time we wanted to be doing stuff in Key Largo and Islamorada so we searched accordingly.We almost …