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Beaufort Port Royal

The Town of Port Royal is located in South Carolina, between the Beaufort River and the Battery Creek. It might be a small town, but it is considered to be one of the leaders in small town New Urbanism. This means that despite its size, it strives and (most of all) it has succeeded to offer its inhabitants a high quality life.

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The town of Port Royal has a rich history and seven different flags have flown over this settlement along the centuries; among them we can count the Spanish flag, the French flag, the English flag and the Scottish flag. The town has been continually developing since 1996, due to different annexations and the construction of different buildings or new houses.

It’s not all about being modern in Port Royal, though. The town continues to keep many of the old customs and traditions that have been so appreciated over the years. A good example that speaks for itself is the farmers’ market, which is held on a weekly basis, and where farmers come together to sell their products.

If you have the curiosity or simply happen to be passing by and stop at the farmers’ market, you will be enchanted by the general atmosphere that can be found there. You will see many farmers selling cheese, home-made food, fresh fruits, vegetables etc.

After the period of decline that took place during the last decade, when people got used to buy all the stuff they needed at the supermarkets, the need for 100% natural fresh fruit and vegetables is very strong again, and these open markets are once again gaining in popularity.

It’s not all about the locals, though. Port Royal is a place that welcomes tourists from all over the world that love to explore nature. The Lowcountry is the perfect place where you can find different types of land, be it marsh, forest land, brush land, fields and ponds with fresh and clean water. It is here that you could admire numerous bird and plant species.

If you decide to spend at least a few days in Port Royal, don’t forget to go and see the sands that are located close to the Beaufort River. It is a smaller area where you can walk, admire the landscape and gather shells. If you love to take pictures, then the Cypress wetlands are the perfect place for you, because they are the ideal environment for a great variety of birds and wonderful vegetation.

If walking by yourself does not suit you, then you could choose to take part in Jon Sharp’s Walking History Tour. Jon is a former actor in love with the town, and this (his love) is clearly visible. For this reason he provides fun, exciting stories about the town’s past and present. You can enroll in such a tour from spring till fall, at 11 o’clock a.m. Each tour will take you on foot, for about 2 hours and a half, from one important site to the other, so make sure to get a pair of comfortable shoes.

One of the best ranked restaurants in Port Royal is 11st St. Dockside Restaurant. Its cuisine is seafood oriented and it is considered to be a good place for families with children and large groups, offering its clients lunch, dinner, late night meals and desserts.

Beaufort, located close to Port Royal, strives to offer unique experiences to its tourists as well. The Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park is considered by the tourists to be the number one attraction because of its breathtaking landscape. On the second place is the Hunting Island State Park, a large park that includes a fantastic looking lighthouse that was built in 185. It is the perfect place for a nice, relaxing afternoon for both kids and adults.

Top 3 Luxury Islands for Your Holidays

When money does not represent a problem, several world destinations become more and more interesting due to the exquisite quality of the touristic services offered to the clients.  Depending on the type of holiday you want to have, here are some of the possible alternatives. Each one of the islands is located in the middle of clean blue water and provides many hours of relaxation and tons of pleasant memories.

sardinia

sardinia

1. Sardinia is just one such example. The island is located in the Mediterranean Sea and it represents the perfect place for relaxing and unwinding. The beaches have all white sand, the sea water is clean and blue and every detail seems to be perfect for the tourists that step on the island.

Inland you will discover several mountains, and this provides two important categories of activities while on vacation: spending time on the beach and in the water, or hiking and climbing the nearby mountains. Especially the South of Sardinia is the perfect place for relaxing in the sun, on one of the numerous elegant beaches, or in the water, which is considered to be the bluest in the entire Europe.

The Northern part of the island also has some remote beaches with luxury yacht clubs, as well as some villages where you can discover the real life of its inhabitants. Some piazzas, bars and restaurants, as well as nice hotels are all to be found in the North of Sardinia. A lot of historical important ruins and signs of ancient civilizations can be seen on the island, and they too represent a powerful tourist attraction.

Barbados

Barbados

2. Barbados is the place where the luxury resorts will simply amaze you. The island boasts with very elegant hotels, outstanding restaurants and large golf courses. It is the place that attracts tourists that love sunbathing, as well as practicing some of the most popular water sports.

Numerous schools and clubs function right on the beach and they do not lack students at all! The island is tropical, so even in the dry season, from December to June, it is a pleasant place to visit. The elegant and luxurious restaurants are prepared to amaze your senses with the special local and international dishes you are going to find there.

You will be delighted to take part in the Barbados Crop Festival, which is held from June till August. During the festival you will be invited to taste different meals, drink all sorts of beverages, dance or listen to music performances.

tenerife

tenerife

3. Tenerife is famous another luxury destination. The island belongs to the Canary Islands and everyone on the island seems to be dedicated to making your stay there a wonderful time. The South of the islands has the largest of the resorts where the beaches will definitely charm you. The North of the island offers lush landscape and when visited, it will offer you a real understanding of the regular life on the Canary Islands.

There are about 350 kilometers / 218 miles of coastline, and as the weather is pleasant all year long, there is no wonder people come and spend their vacation there all year long, regardless of the season. Numerous luxury hotels are awaiting for you in Tenerife, most of them having the most exclusivist offers and bonuses for tourists. They all have private beaches, water sports clubs, wonderful views from the balconies and great room service.

Louis Kraml is a travel blogger who publishes free travel articles on his louiskraml.net website on a regular basis. Louis has a beautiful wife who make his life complete. Connect with Louis Kraml on Twitter: https://twitter.com/louis_kraml.