Last summer, Charleston, South Carolina was ranked as the no. 1 city in the US by Travel + Leisure and it's obvious why. The city is paved with history, but it's also home to good eats, shopping, beaches and more! 11 PHOTOS 11 things to do in Charleston, South Carolina See Gallery 11 things to do in Charleston, South Carolina Learn the history of Charleston Charleston is packed with history — you're bound to see plaques and sculptures with stories of the engraved into them. Learn from an expert and take a walking, bus or bike tour of the city. You can also take a tour by horse carriage, but beware that the locals aren't huge fans. We recommend: Historic Charleston Walking Tour Ghosts of Charleston Tour Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages Charleston's Old South Carriage Historic Tour Visit the Charleston City Market The Charleston City Market is one of the oldest public markets in the US. It houses over 300 vendors selling everything … [Read more...] about 11 fun things to do in Charleston, South Carolina
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Traveling is no longer just a way to take a break and escape your everyday routine, it's a way to give back. Over the past couple of years, traveling to a destination to see and help with its preservation through ecotourism, voluntourism and agritourism (like woofing) has been on the rise.Executive director of the Center for Responsible Travel Martha Honey told the New York Times that seeking authentic experiences within the local culture is the new way of travel. However, being a responsible traveler isn't as hard as it sounds. An easy way for tourists to help local economies is by checking out local businesses, especially those beyond major city centers. In doing so, she said it can even give travelers a better vacation by helping build a connection to the destination. 10 PHOTOS 10 things to do in San Juan, Puerto Rico See Gallery 10 things to do in San Juan, Puerto Rico Go snorkeling Take advantage of San Juan's clear waters by … [Read more...] about 10 reasons to visit San Juan, Puerto Rico right now
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Visiting Puerto Rico, and Finding the Up Beat Supported by The 52 Places Traveler On the first stop of his yearlong journey, the 52 Places Traveler makes it his mission to get off the beaten path and into the island. BySebastian Modak Feb. 15, 2019 If this is a Monday night, it’s hard to imagine what Friday looks like. About 300 people are spilling out of a club onto Avenida Eduardo Conde in the Santurce district of San Juan. The space I’m in has limited seating, but the stools are empty anyway because everyone is standing. One window sells fluffy, fist-sized empanadillas and stacks of lightly salted tostones while another one hands over cans of Medalla beer at a furious pace. Everyone is here for bomba and plena, two distinct but closely linked Puerto Rican musical traditions that can trace their … [Read more...] about Visiting Puerto Rico, and Finding the Up Beat
By Jessica Kwong | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: December 21, 2018 at 3:45 pm | UPDATED: December 21, 2018 at 4:31 pm A year and a few months after hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, I wondered if the time was right to visit. I knew my tourist dollars would go toward a good cause and help with recovery, but questions about safety, electricity and accessibility made me hesitant to book what is one of the easiest Caribbean islands to travel to. With a little bit of research, I gathered that most of the capital, San Juan, and other oft-frequented parts of the U.S. territory have been set to welcome tourists for a while. I packed my American dollars and left my passport at home. Old San Juan, the historic colonial barrio of the capital, on first stroll looked untouched by Maria. The cobblestone streets were spotless, the Spanish colonial buildings bright and colorful, and visitors flocked to the hundreds of pink, purple, yellow, green and blue umbrellas on … [Read more...] about Travel: Is it too soon for tourists to return to Puerto Rico?
Andrea Sachs, The Washington Post Published 1:00 pm CST, Friday, December 7, 2018 Beachside pools at El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico. . Beachside pools at El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico. . Photo: El San Juan Hotel Photo: El San Juan Hotel Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Beachside pools at El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico. . Beachside pools at El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico. . Photo: El San Juan Hotel 'Better than before': Puerto Rico's recovery is nearly complete 1 / 5 Back to Gallery Hurricane Maria did a job on El San Juan Hotel, the storied property in Puerto Rico where Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli once crooned. Water seeped into the lobby and … [Read more...] about ‘Better than before’: Puerto Rico’s recovery is nearly complete