In the seaside towns of Charleston, South Carolina and Portland, Maine, tour guides Annie Durkin and Emily Connelly know a thing or two about the best places to eat, drink, and read while you're in the neighborhood.
As it turns out, their literary scenes have a lot in common, like bookstores with impressive collections of rare and vintage cookbooks, coffee shops with decadent desserts (potato donut, anyone?), and plenty of readings to attend. It's a literary traveler's dream, really, to hole up in one of the many cafes for an entire afternoon, reading a book you bought at the nearby used bookstore. Really, both towns are oozing with charm, and you'll be eager to visit after reading through the guides.