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3 Underrated Southern Spots to Visit This Spring 

When you think of Southern cities, places like New Orleans, Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, likely come to mind.

But there are other Southern locales worth a visit this spring.

Take Wilmington, North Carolina and its nearby Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches for example, which are within a 30-minute drive from downtown Wilmington.

The beaches, along with the historic charm of Wilmington, make for a perfect getaway.

If you're looking for an off-the-beaten-track Southern spot, keep reading to discover top underappreciated destinations to check out this spring.               Read more:

Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do on a Budget

It’s May and many people are already making vacation plans.

You’re ready to stoke your wanderlust and your feet are itching to explore new roads.

If only money could grow on trees, you’d be off right now.

But traveling on a budget takes planning.

With some research you can still enjoy trendy cities, crazy adventures in remote areas, breathtaking scenery and delicious food without breaking the bank or wrecking your diet.

People in the country are using only 77 percent of their paid time off, and the decline is partially tied to recent economic problems.

Use of vacation days is at the lowest point in four decades.

The dollar is still strong, which means you can get a lot of bang for your buck whether you go to Europe, which has many inexpensive secret gems, East Africa or South Asia. A couple of charming and cool places in the U.S. made the list as well.

So make a plan, pack a bag and go have lots of fun without spending lots of your hard-earned money.   Read more:

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