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Bon Voyage! 5 of this year’s hottest travel trends

For travelers looking for custom experiences and luxury travel in particular, bringing a travel advisor on board is becoming increasingly more appealing. Virtuoso—a network of travel advisors and agencies with over 800 locations, 16,000 advisors, and a presence in more than 45 countries—hosts Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas, which brings together high-end vendors from the travel world (think hotels,…

How Florence, Italy native Nada Vergili created ‘tours for people who don’t do tours’

Growing up in Florence, Italy, Nada Vergili was just steps away from some of the world’s most iconic spots—and had a front-row seat to a lifestyle overworked and stressed-out Americans want more of. Now her Charlotte-based tour company, Nada’s Italy, located in the heart of Dilworth, is all about sharing that way of life, “la dolce vita,” with people from…

An insider’s look at ArtFields, a revolutionary S.C. arts festival founded by a billionaire

The annual ArtFields exhibition on April 20-28 will bring serious cultural cred—and crowds—to a small South Carolina town.  Everyone’s from somewhere. Darla Moore—billionaire investment banker, philanthropist, and the first woman to grace the cover of Fortune magazine—is from Lake City, S.C. It’s a spot I’d known only as one of the hard-luck towns I drive through to get to Pawleys…

Southern hospitality: Inside The Dewberry, Charleston’s new hotel

Charleston’s new Dewberry hotel offers midcentury modern vibes with a side of Southern hospitality. In a city known for its antebellum architecture and romantic rows of pastel homes, The Dewberry’s design draws attention. Overlooking Charleston’s Marion Square, the new 155-room hotel pays serious homage to midcentury design—but with plenty of subtle nods to its Lowcountry surroundings. The building was originally…

Unexplored Tuscany

From family-owned vineyards to truffle hunting adventures, Tuscany offers an allure all its own. The breeze in Tuscany comes gently with the scent of lavender and the sound of old church bells. This picturesque region of Italy is known for its rich history, Renaissance art, stunning landscapes, and fine wines and food, but there’s more to it. Tuscany offers a…

Seaside Serenity

Florida’s historic Amelia Island beckons beach lovers in search of the ultimate relaxing escape. Arriving at Omni Amelia Island Plantation instantly sets the scene for luxurious relaxation. Spanish moss-draped oak trees line the roads that wind past marshes and into the resort, which is at the southern end of the island. As guests take their first steps into the hotel,…

Hole in One

PGA National Resort & Spa is Florida’s ultimate golf getaway. Golf mania is in full swing this summer as Charlotte hosts the 99th PGA Championship, “The Season’s Final Major,” next month at SouthPark’s Quail Hollow Club. And while most of us can’t stretch together birdie-filled, sub-par rounds on pristine golf links like the pros, the opportunity to play in one…

Summer Recess

Escape the city’s heat with a weekend getaway to one of these nearby mountain resorts. Old Edwards Inn and Spa This rustic-meets-luxe mountain hideaway draws visitors from around the world for its farm-to-table dining, serene spa, and picturesque golf. Set in the middle of the lively town of Highlands, you’ll find arts and entertainment just steps from your door. Primland…

Island Time

Lively culture and tropical bliss beckon from sun-drenched St. Thomas. It’s been 100 years since the Danish West Indies officially became the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 1917, fearing that Germany might seize the islands, the U.S. paid Denmark $25 million for the three—St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. Today, the hilly islands draw millions of tourists from around the…