Easter in the South may look a lot like Easter everywhere, but then again, as in other things, it has always had its own distinctives too
Home to Founding Father Thomas Jefferson and the University he designed, this one-more-beautiful Virginia city winks out a few surprises for the uninitiated
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
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.
Charleston, West Virginia
Like any great Southern town, Charleston, West Virginia, has plenty of stories to tell. Some you’ve heard; others . . . maybe not.
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Born into a world that saw them as cursed, the “original” Siamese twins became Southern businessmen, farmers, husbands, and fathers
Heroes get the glory they deserve, but their wives and widows courageously pay their own dear price for it all
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
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
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.
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
Clarksville, VA; Murfreesboro, TN; Calvert County, MD; Lexington, KY
While they grew with roots deep in Southern soil, these First Ladies understood all too well that a title could not protect them from the hardships life dealt in Washington
Mt. Vernon, Charlottesville, and Montpelier Station, Virginia; Nashville, Tennessee
Through slander, grief, and war, these women stood beside the Founding Fathers with all the wit, grace, and charm that come from roots planted deep in Southern soil
They say miracles happen every day if you only look for them—but rather than looking for one, the city of Springfield, Missouri, took matters into their own hands
There’s nowhere better to celebrate the Mother Road than in Springfield—where it all got kicked off to begin with
Austin, Texas; Louisville, Kentucky; Richmond, Virginia; McAdenville, North Carolina; St. Augustine, Florida
From Texas to Florida, the South is all lit up with Christmas. Here are five of the Christmas-lights best!