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Where to stay, play, and dine while traveling.

Tropical Tranquility

With majestic views of the twin Piton Mountains, sensational snorkeling and diving, and luxe accommodations, St. Lucia caters to travelers seeking adventure or relaxation. by Alicia Valenski Bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean in the West Indies, St. Lucia is a glittering gem of a destination tucked between Barbados, St. Vincent and Martinique. What the island may lack…

Comfortable Elegance

Charleston’s newest luxury hotel was more than a decade in the making — and it was worth the wait. by Blake Miller When you live in Charlotte, driving-distance destinations such as Asheville and Charleston, South Carolina, tend to be frequent getaways. So when a new hotel opens in the heart of historic Charleston, interest is piqued. And for good reason:…

Paradise Found – A Barbados vacation combines a beach lover’s paradise with the adventurer’s need for escape

By Vanessa Infanzon Barbados, “the bearded one” in Portuguese, is the easternmost island in the Caribbean. On the map, it’s a speck, but its 166 square miles of winding roads through small towns with shops, restaurants, bakeries and historic places pack a big punch. And with a year-round average temperature of about 78 degrees, the island is perfect for water…