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Your 2023 Travel Bucket List – Park and Revolver


Island getaway

Harbor Island in the Bahamas It was always on my list of goals. And this seems like a year to make it happen. I’ll no doubt be asking my friend and owner of Southern Soul Barbeque Griffin Bufkin for a cheat sheet of must-haves. According to Bufkin, who has been visiting the island regularly for sixteen years, December is pleasant with cooler temperatures, good fishing and Junkanoo in full swing.
—David DiBenedetto, editor-in-chief

Sweet Home Atlanta

I loved living in Atlanta From 2004 to 2012 but I haven’t been back for a good long visit in a while. This spring my husband and I plan to head there to see our good friends and get as much good eating and drinking as possible. I’m keen to try new (to me) locations like Twisted Soul and Redbird, and revisit old favorites like Brick Store Pub, Miller Union, and Muss & Turner’s. And get old-fashioned chef and executive Sam Davis’s Creole eating shrimp and grits at the Garden & Gun Club, of course.
— Amanda Heckert, Executive Editor

Nature immersion

I am forty years old…at the end of this year…and I already reported eloping for my birthday. I would like to bring my family to Inn on Little Saint Simons Islanda remote eco getaway accessible by boat, celebrates a new decade by shedding screens, stargazing, shell fishing, and basking in the serenity that pervades Georgia’s coast in winter.
—Elizabeth Florio, digital editor

An epic music venue in Tennessee

This year I would like to finally see a concert in Caves in Grundy County, Tennessee, which the hosts display underground in a real cave. won G & GThis past year’s favorite southern music arc, and I’ve always wanted to experience otherworldly acoustics for myself. In May, the venue hosts a music festival, Ride the Tide, with some great artists, including Lucero, North Mississippi Allstars, and Ruthie Foster.
—Dave Meese, deputy editor

art arrival

I like to visit Richmond—Next to Asheville and Charleston, it’s one of my favorite creative Southern cities. As a painter, I find a lot of inspiration in the RVA museums (like the VMFA and the VCU’s Institute of Contemporary Art) or just walking inside historic neighborhoods like Fan. This time around, I’d really like to check out National (and maybe see Andrew Bird’s next show!) and Studio Two Three, a community-run print and visual arts studio and shop that has expanded into a new space.
—Gabriela Gomez-Misrian, digital producer

The hills are alive

Having visited quaint villages and fields Switzerland Once before, I can’t wait to experience the scenic views of the country again. Surrounded by the magnificent mountain peaks of the Alps, Lucerne offers walking and cog railway tours, as well as lovely boat rides and scenic drives that will be accompanied by plenty of local chocolate and cheese.
—Carolyn Renee Henderson, editorial intern

Photo: Caroline Renee Henderson

Big birthday bash


This spring, I’m going to Italy With my family to celebrate my mom’s birthday. (Don’t worry, Mom, I’m not going to say how old you are.) While the Italian food within walking distance of my home in Charleston is great—I’m looking at you and Melfi and Renzo and Lou Farfalle—I’m super excited about all the pizza, pasta, and of course, wine, waiting for me there.
—Caroline Sanders Clements, associate editor

Photo: Gabriela Gomez Misserian

Venice, Italy.

Two adventures

I have two places on my shortlist: First, Montana For fishing and hiking. The perfect time is late summer for a break from the Lowcountry humidity. Secondly, specifically the west coast of France cap ferreta casual area where you can bike from town to town, climb giant sand dunes, eat local oysters, drink rosé, and surf.
—Margaret Dominic Houston, photo editor

Cliffside Hang

We are looking forward to a trip to Central California coast This year near Big Sur. Even though we live close to the beach in Charleston, the sheer ocean cliffs are a stark contrast to our Lowcountry sand dunes. Strolls along the shoreline are stunning and you never know what wildlife you might see – last time we spotted sea otters and a few migratory humpbacks.
—Emily Daily, newsletter editor

Black Belt Journey

I’m dreaming of a road trip Alabama and Mississippi Focusing on three things: art, gardens, and food. My inspiration, and hopefully my guide: Chef Scott Peacock, with whom I’ve wanted to take a class on cookie-making ever since we published this article. Flour fingers crossed, this year.
—CJ Lotz, senior editor

hostility world

I used to live in St. Petersburg, Florida, many years ago, and I can’t wait to see how it’s changed. We look forward to visiting the new breweries around Central Avenue, and jogging along the frontage of St. Pete the Navy, and head to the beach at Pass-a-Grille for a fried grouper sandwich or four.
—Chris Kraft, Chief Digital Officer

Texas To Step

Two of my closest friends recently moved to Texas, and while I’m sad, I love any excuse to travel. In March, I’m going to Austinthen go to dallas. I’m a foodie, so I’m really excited about the (very different) food scenes in each city. Plus, I’ll take any excuse to break out my cowboy boot.
– Ally Sloway, Social Media Editor