Posts by Connie Pearson

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The Willcox Hotel: Elegance & History in Aiken, South Carolina

The town of Aiken, South Carolina, has a deceptively small population. Yet, it attracts VIPs and some of the country’s wealthiest citizens for various events throughout the year, and The Willcox Hotel is where those visitors want to stay. Travel and Leisure Magazine ranked it #7 on its list of Best Hotels in the World in 2016, and as recently as 2019, Southern Living Magazine rated it as the #1 Best Hotel in the South.

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Birmingham, Alabama: The Magic City Is Booming Again

Known in the past as the Pittsburgh of the South because of its vast iron and steel industry and then surviving the horrible notoriety of racial unrest in the 1950’s and 1960’s, Birmingham, Alabama has relegated those identities to history and is enjoying its current reputation for outstanding food, natural and historical attractions, upscale shopping and great accommodations.

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