Charles McCool US Gulf Coast TravelI am Charles McCool and I have been writing, speaking, and consulting about travel for over 30 years. Through McCool Travel, I have worked with hundreds of destinations and travel brands all over the world and helped thousands of people to be happier travelers—to save money, time, and stress on every trip, while having more fun doing so. Learn more about Charles McCool.

Many of my favorite beaches, activities, and things to do, see, eat, and drink in the world are on the US Gulf Coast aka USA’s Third Coast. As a third-generation South Floridian, sunshine, sand, surf, seafood, and sunsets (and sunrises) are essential components of my DNA. My family has lived in South Florida for over 70 years.

After working with tourism brands from all five Gulf Coast states, I realized that I could uniquely represent all of them under one cooperative umbrella. I then created US Gulf Coast Travel in December 2018. If you are a destination or brand, please visit Work With US Gulf Coast Travel.

Even though I have covered many US Gulf Coast destinations as a travel writer, I also choose to vacation there when I can, on my own dime and time. My wife—she runs Fun in Fairfax VA—and I spend several weeks along the Florida Gulf Coast each winter as snow birds-in-training and visit many US Gulf Coast destinations whenever possible throughout the year.

Charles McCool in Everglades with Ford Mustang
visiting the spot in the Florida Everglades where my grandparents lived for 25+ years