Among Camden’s more famous residents are authors Richard Russo and David Mc Cullough, and let’s just say we admire their taste far more than the Bushies.
The United States is a huge country with more beautiful, interesting, and exciting places than you could ever count -- but it tends to be the same ones you hear about again and again.
Lucky for us, we’ve got friends all over the country who can tell us about some of the lesser-known spots where we can guarantee you’ll have a great time -- but without the crowds and the fuss of other splashier places.
Park City, scenic home of the Sundance Film Festival gives you a potent shot of culture, if you’re so inclined.
And while you’re not likely to head to Utah just for the boating, Bear Lake, aka “the Caribbean of the Rockies,” is a pretty great place for it.
It’s got the longest stretch of white sand, man-made beach in the world, and a trip out to the barrier islands are like going to a deserted Caribbean paradise.
The draw here is so much more than just a relaxing day on the beach. Louis is like Sausalito in Dixie, with a main street lined with galleries where creative types gather.
And we can also personally attest to the fact that the state’s novel-length "Alcoholic Beverage Control General Provisions" guide has been a perverse boon to Utah’s cocktail scene.
Must do: Hiking is a requisite -- the question is how much and how challenging.
Angels Landing in Zion National Park is one of the most Instagram-worthy treks in the state (just not for the height-adverse), while Moab gives you stunning rust-colored vistas and terrific white-water rafting.
Four-legger fanatics need to plan a side trip to the Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab; stay overnight and you actually get to “check out” a canine companion for a sleepover.
Or there’s Ocean Springs, a tiny southern beach enclave with a stretch of bars that boasts one of the best live music scenes in the South.