The Silent Witness of Windsor Ruins: The Story of a Southern Plantation

Port Gibson, Mississippi

Twenty-three massive Corinthian columns in the middle of rural Mississippi are all that remain of one of the grandest plantation houses in the South

Salad Days

Montgomery, Alabama

Things are greening up, and salads are popping out of the ground. One of the easiest ways to jazz up your salad game is to start making homemade dressings. They’re easy!

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

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.

Why Napoleon Sold Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

Haiti’s struggle today against tyranny, poverty, and misery is known the world wide, but it was their courageous struggle for freedom two hundred years ago that helped determine the fate of the West.

Caroline Gordon, A Writer’s Writer

Clarksville, Tennessee

Southern author Caroline Gordon is not as well known but had a significant influence on other twentieth-century writers

Downtown in the Oldest Town in Texas

Nacogdoches, Texas

Folks have been coming to and through Nacogdoches for a long time, and for good reason—it’s not only the Gateway to the rest of Texas but one of the state’s finest jewels

See Rock City: The Greatest Ad Campaign in the South

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Between God and his wife, they had come up with a fantastic creation—now all he had to do was figure out how to get folks to come see it

Mind, Body, and Hot Buttered Soul: The Making of Stax Records

Memphis, Tennessee

In a time and region marked by its racial discord, Memphis’s Stax Records rose in a harmonious note of Soul.

Food Snobs, Fruit Salad, and Unashamedly Fried Apples

Valrico, Florida

The culinary elite cast aspersions on Southern food claiming it’s simple-minded, unimaginative, and always fried. Our mamas and grannies had no part in deciding who should be crowned Culinary Elite.

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

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.