Hank Williams not only sang country songs, but he lived the pains and joys of country music
Mobile, AL; Little Rock, AR; St. Augustine, FL; Macon, GA; Covington, KY; New Orleans, LA
Worshiping with marble and arches, stained glass and steeples, Southern believers state by state have a glorious heritage in ecclesiastical architecture
Why one famous Easter candy doesn’t make the “basket cut” in my house—but did make it into the arrangements
Escape to Pursell Farms, a family run “farm” turned luxurious resort set amid scenic calm in Sylacauga, 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.
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
Missouri, Kentucky, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida
Last in a short series celebrating a few of the beauty marks our beloved South sports for all the world to see
According to some statistics, Fairhope has more published writers per capita than anywhere else in the country
Head to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for a day filled with out-of-this-world fun
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
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.
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Jailhouse Manifesto embodies the eloquent grace and fire of the man and city it sought to represent.