No. 1 Hilton Head, South Carolina

No. 1: Hilton Head, South Carolina Score: 88.35 Even as the secret about Hilton Head gets out, repeat visitors say it hasn’t lost any charm. Pristine golf courses and local wildlife (including loggerhead turtles, dolphins, and cormorants) have made it as popular for honeymoons as it is for family reunions. Other reasons to love Hilton Head? Quiet beaches, yachts bobbing…

Hilton Head Islander speaks up for the seized gargantuan gator

A new state law allows owners to rent their homes for 72 days each year, while still paying the lower tax rate applied to owner-occupied property. Local officials and rental companies say the law allows owners to rent their homes during tourist-heavy summer months, giving them money to help pay rising insurance and tax bills. Previously, owners could rent their…

Do You Really Need to Clean Your Air Ducts?

By: Dave Toht Published: September 10, 2012 Contrary to popular belief, there aren’t any health benefits linked to cleaning air ducts, but having a pro remove gunk can boost the efficiency of your HVAC. Five to seven times a day, the air in your home circulates through the air ducts of your HVAC heating and cooling system, carrying with it the…