WatchBoom.com's Travel Destinations for the Month of September 2017

10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Charleston

10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Charleston

As one of America’s most historic cities, there’s a lot more than history occupying Charleston, SC’s pre-Revolutionary War buildings. New breweries, distilleries and clubs have 1,600 of the city’s buildings into a sort of Williamsburg with bars and James Beard award-winning restaurants.

ROAD-TRIPPING ALONG THE MENDOCINO COASTLINE

ROAD-TRIPPING ALONG THE MENDOCINO COASTLINE

Travel writer Carole Jacobs is a longtime, hardcore road warrior. For Jacobs, nothing freeze-frames memories or makes traveling more immediate than getting behind the wheel for a long, backroads drive – and the back-er the better.

You’re invited to a countrywide party in Mexico

You’re invited to a countrywide party in Mexico

Imagine a half-million people gathered in Mexico City’s town square to celebrate a fiery speech given by a Catholic cleric back in 1810. His words – called “El Grito” – sparked a successful 10-year war for independence from Spain. The annual event in Mexico City kicks off fiestas, mariachi concerts, hotel fests, block parties and sing-alongs in cantinas across the country on Sept. 16, the day of the speech 207 years ago.

SKI BIG WHITE MASTERS

SKI BIG WHITE MASTERS

Like so many things of yesteryear (vinyl records and photo slide film, to name two), ski weeks are making a comeback. Not surprisingly, reports travel authority Yvette Cardozo, they’re aimed at the same folks who partook of the ski week heyday in the 1970s and early ‘80s ... the boomers.

FALL FOR GLAMPING

FALL FOR GLAMPING

For a 21st century take on camping minus the grunt factor, go glamping, an outdoor adventure that combines glamour and camping into a class-act experience.  Travel writer Carole Jacobs leaves behind leaky tents, soggy sleeping bags and freeze-dried grub.

Remembering Rio

Remembering Rio

Michelle da Silva Richmond was born in Rio, raised in Copacabana, and returned frequently as a Pan AM flight attendant. The sounds of the Samba are the time machine that transports Richmond home again.

Professional honors

Watchboom congratulates two of our most popular contributors for winning awards in the annual writing competition among members of the Society of American Travel Writers’ Western Chapter. Scoring awards in four of nine categories were: frequent Watchboom contributor Rich Grant for his stories in the categories of Internet Articles and Travel or Guide Book, and SATW Chapter Chair Christine Loomis for stories in the Travel Trade and Service Article categories.

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