Pender County is known for its blueberries and was the site of the first Patriot victory in the American Revolution, but many see Burgaw’s role in movies and TV shows, even if they don’t know its name.
Surf surges against this pristine shore, the white sand dotted picturesquely with red-striped cabanas. A paved footpath leads up to the iconic grand hotel. And it doesn't take much imagination to see Marilyn Monroe on this beach, sun-kissed and windswept in her short white beach robe.
Deep into the rainforest, the warm air is sticky with humidity and a ghostly mist hangs just above our heads. Through the tangled web of tropical trees of fig, bamboo and palm come sounds, curiously exotic and occasionally shiver-inducing.
GRAND GULCH, Utah - As the setting sun turned the red rock of southern Utah to a deepening shade of pink, I set up camp below an ancient ruin tucked high into a cliff. My tent raised, I enjoyed a hot pasta dinner while contemplating what looked like a house 70 feet above from where I sat.
ORLANDO, Fla.-The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is growing beyond the borders of Orlando. But its first superfans hope there will be room for expansion at the boy wizard's first theme-park home as Universal adds new attractions at parks in Japan and California.
Miniature golf and alcohol, together at last. New lights on the Ferry Building. Fire pits and picnickers on the Presidio's parade lawn. Screaming scarlet walls on Nob Hill. A clamorous neo-Hawaiian feast on Sutter Street and a muted neo-Mexican repast in the Mission District. These things are happening in San Francisco. I found them, and a few other recent changes, on a recent trip. Here's the lowdown.