Mount Vernon, Virginia
The political battles between Washington and Jefferson remind us that political conflict is not new
Head to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for a day filled with out-of-this-world fun
Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia, Arkansas
Another handful of some of the brightest spots in this sunny South we call home
It’s one of the craziest things you’ve ever seen: shrimp, crab, eel, flounder—whatever’s been swimming deep in the Bay—all doing their best to get out of the water and into your bucket
Come winter, they come for the warm waters of Florida’s amazingly crystal-clear springs, these portly and lovable creatures from another world
Finding a community of like-minded idealists in Fairhope, Marietta Johnson created an environment of learning where children were free to be children and each child’s unique personality was welcomed and cultivated
Highlands, Cashiers, and Sapphire, North Carolina
There’s something inherently soothing about waterfalls. Whether it’s thundering or gently descending in diamond-like drops, moving water speaks to our souls.
Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia
The first in a three-part series exploring state by state some of the best the South has to offer in pretty places
As editor of the South’s preeminent newspaper, Grady had already established himself as a voice that needed to be heard—so when he began preaching ideas of a New South, folks listened
Gainesville, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana
The architectural traditions of the American black community is a fascinating part of our collective history
Tax law is not, as a general rule, an inspiring subject. For the good folks of Fairhope, Alabama, however, it’s nothing less than the reason for their existence.
Independence, MO; Karnack, TX; Plains, GA; Midland, TX
These Southern examples of humility and grace didn’t take their leading lady roles lightly. More than just charming hostesses, these ladies served as Presidential confidantes, advisors, and far more.
You’ve got more than just a “fair” chance of having a fabulous weekend in this charming, artsy small town cozied up to the eastern bank of Mobile Bay in south Alabama
All 16 States of the South
Like so many other places, the South is full of thousands of curious, crazy, hard-to-spell, and sometimes downright hilarious place names. Here are a few favorites.
From naval stores to automobile factories, Jacksonville’s strategic location as a Southern port city built a strong foundation for all she is today
Greeneville, TN; St. Louis, MO; Culpepper, VA; Savannah, GA; Wytheville, VA
Lisa Lakey presents five more snapshots of these notable Southern ladies and their crucial role in the leadership of our nation