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Top 10 Friendliest Cities in the World

There are plenty of urban legends about the friendliness or rudeness of many popular travel destinations around the world. Like many myths, there is a probably a seed of truth to it planted somewhere in the shadows of history. However, for those of us who prefer somewhat more empirical evidence, travel magazine Conde Nast asked its readers in its 29th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
More than 100,000 readers responded to the travel magazine’s reader survey of favorite cities, hotels, resorts, islands, airlines, cruise lines, future travel destinations and, for the fourth year in a row, reader opinions of the world’s friendliest cities.

1. Charleston, South Carolina
2. Sydney, Australia
3. Dublin, Ireland
4. Queenstown, New Zealand
5. Park City, Utah
6. Galway, Ireland
7. Savannah, Georgia
8. Krakow, Poland
9. Bruges, Belgium
10. Nashville, Tennessee

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Travel + Leisure Reader’s Exclaim: Explore Charleston!

Southern charm is a force to be reckoned with as far as Travel + Leisure readers are concerned.

Charleston, South Carolina, topped the publication’s world’s top cities awards, part of its annual reader-chosen World’s Best Awards.

Travel + Leisure revealed the award winners on Wednesday as part of the travel magazine’s 21st annual reader survey of top travel destinations and companies around the world.

Charleston wasn’t South Carolina’s only big winner. The state dominated the awards, with Hilton Head Island taking top honors as best continental U.S. island and Charleston’s Spectator Hotel named best hotel in the continental United States.

Southern charm is a force to be reckoned with as far as Travel + Leisure readers are concerned.

Charleston, South Carolina, topped the publication’s world’s top cities awards, part of its annual reader-chosen World’s Best Awards.

Travel + Leisure revealed the award winners on Wednesday as part of the travel magazine’s 21st annual reader survey of top travel destinations and companies around the world.

Charleston wasn’t South Carolina’s only big winner. The state dominated the awards, with Hilton Head Island taking top honors as best continental U.S. island and Charleston’s Spectator Hotel named best hotel in the continental United States.

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New Delta SkyMiles program

Jody found out that Delta is revamping it’s SkyMiles program. No longer will you be rewarded as much for long cheap flights. They are rewarding now based on what you paid for airfare. This will take effect January 1, 2015. They say the new “structure will create more flexibility and expand on ways to use miles.” Members will get more benefit from more tickets without requiring as many miles. There will be new one-way awards as well as additional miles + cash award options.

Members can earn between 5 and 11 miles per dollar spent based on their member status, plus up to an additional 2 miles per dollar when using the Delta SkyMiles Credit Card. Delta is the only major airline that offers unlimited complimentary upgrades, no mileage expiration, and no award fees.

~ Jody Victor