Every Honor Possible: All-American Hero Audie Murphy
By age twenty, Audie Murphy had become one of the most decorated soldiers of World War II—and nobody was more deserving ... Read More
From Athens to Zephyr: All the Greek-Named Cities of the South (Part Two)
Seven Spartas dot the South, and each one has its own story of that indomitable spartan spirit ... Read More
From Spring Peepers to the Hum of Mowers: The Song of Spring
Spring’s music is the symphony, the classical build up, the opera of seasons ... Read More
Monroeville and the Mockingbird
Take the trek to Monroeville, Alabama, to learn more about famed writer Harper Lee, and do it soon. Spring is the time to get the most out of a sojourn to “Alabama’s Literary Capital,” since the annual production of the To Kill a Mockingbird play is put on each April and May. ... Read More
10 Historic Homes Gracing Charleston, West Virginia
From charming bungalows to stately mansions, several homes throughout Charleston hold bits and pieces of stories that makeup the city’s history ... Read More

Every Honor Possible: All-American Hero Audie Murphy

Kingston, Texas

By age twenty, Audie Murphy had become one of the most decorated soldiers of World War II—and nobody was more deserving

From Athens to Zephyr: All the Greek-Named Cities of the South (Part Two)

Sparta, GA; Sparta, KY; Sparta, MS; Sparta, TN; Sparta, VA; Sparta, NC; Spartanburg, SC

Seven Spartas dot the South, and each one has its own story of that indomitable spartan spirit

From Spring Peepers to the Hum of Mowers: The Song of Spring

Searcy, Arkansas

Spring’s music is the symphony, the classical build up, the opera of seasons

Monroeville and the Mockingbird

Monroeville, Alabama

Take the trek to Monroeville, Alabama, to learn more about famed writer Harper Lee, and do it soon. Spring is the time to get the most out of a sojourn to “Alabama’s Literary Capital,” since the annual production of the To Kill a Mockingbird play is put on each April and May.

10 Historic Homes Gracing Charleston, West Virginia

Charleston, West Virginia

From charming bungalows to stately mansions, several homes throughout Charleston hold bits and pieces of stories that makeup the city’s history

That’s Just the Luck o’ th’Irish, Ya’ll

Think the luck of the Irish is reserved for our blustery neighbors to the north? Better think again.

From Athens to Zephyr: All the Greek-Named Cities of the South (Part One)

Athens, GA; Athens, AL; Athens, TN; Athens, TX; Athens, WV; Athens, LA

Quite appropriately, the cultural capital of the ancient world has multiple Southern towns for its namesake

Irish Sports, Southern Twang

Nashville, Tennessee

If you traveled the globe you wouldn’t likely see a group of Southerners playing Irish sports with the Parthenon as a backdrop. Unless you’re at Centennial Park in Nashville, that is.

Chess Pie: Nothing More Southern

If there is nothing more American than apple pie, then there is nothing more Southern than chess pie

The Springtime Call of Callaway Gardens

Pine Mountain, Georgia

Check out Callaway Gardens in Georgia this spring: it’s a great place to sample the season’s scenery

The International Flavors of Floribbean Cuisine

Safe Harbor, Florida

The flavors of the world converge in Floribbean to please the palates of everyone

Charleston: The Rise of a State, the Rise of a Capital City

Charleston, West Virginia

It was largely due to Charleston that there was ever a state of West Virginia to begin with

First Boys of Spring: How Spring Training Sprung Up in Hot Springs

Hot Springs, Arkansas

You may not know this, but roughly half of Baseball’s Hall of Famers did spring training at this little resort city in Arkansas

The Music That Makes It to Mountain Stage

Charleston, West Virginia

They come in all shapes and sizes and flavors, but the musicians that appear on Charleston’s Mountain Stage have at least two things in common: a great time and a lot of talent

The Battle of Olustee: The Union’s Loss of Its Florida Ambitions

Lake City, Florida

You may not remember it, but Florida does—and in a big way every year: What the Union forces thought would be an easy Florida conquest was stopped dead in its tracks at Ocean Pond

A Feast for the Senses: Charleston, West Virginia

Charleston, West Virginia

It’s no secret that West Virginia is a feast for the senses, but we like to think that the state’s capital is especially so

The Fourteenth Colony: Celebrating Vandalia

Charleston, West Virginia

Vandalia may never have actually become a colony, but that doesn’t stop these toe-tapping West Virginians from celebrating it anyway