Florida

The Winter Manatee and Manatee Springs State Park

Chiefland, Florida

Come winter, they come for the warm waters of Florida’s amazingly crystal-clear springs, these portly and lovable creatures from another world

The Southern Courthouse Square

Lake City, Florida; Pearisburg, Virginia; and Valdosta, Georgia

Why the courthouse square in the South and not a “village green”?

Syrup, Biscuits, and Basset Hounds: The Southern Food World of Jackie Garvin

Valrico, Florida

Here in the South, food is never just food, and nobody knows that better than biscuit maven Jackie Garvin.

Giving the South Credit for Thanksgiving

Jacksonville, Florida; Jamestown, Virginia; Berkeley Hundred, Virginia

Yes, the Pilgrims and their Indian neighbors celebrated Thanksgiving at Plymouth Rock—but thanksgiving celebrations had already been occurring in the Southern regions for some time earlier

Fall Festivals in the Heart of Florida

McIntosh, Florida; Micanopy, Florida

Autumn may be a bit warmer in Florida than in the rest of the South, but that doesn’t keep her from hosting some fantastic fall festivals celebrating Old Florida’s community-centered harvest time

Ghostly Graveyards and Cemetery Lore of the South

Micanopy and Lulu, Florida

Who needs Hollywood horror or contrived “haunted houses”? Southerners have been getting sufficiently creeped out for a long time with just good old-fashioned ghosty graveyards

Out of the Miry Clay: The Inspiring Story of Augusta Savage

Green Cove Springs, Florida

With the wet clay she was given, she molded and shaped a life of her own choosing—regardless the accepted societal convention of the day

Southern State Capitols: Beauty, History, and Quirks (Part One)

Montgomery, AL; Little Rock, AR; Tallahassee, FL; Atlanta, GA

Join Andi Reynolds as she takes us on a quick tour of some of the most important—and impressive—buildings in the South

Digging Deep: Southern Stone

The American South

Southern quarries may not be the most beautiful things in the world, but some of the most beautiful things in the world have certainly been made from their offerings

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

Arcadia, LA; Arcadia, FL; Arcadia, MO; Arcadia, TX; Arcadia, OK; Arcadia, TN

From Arcadia to Arcadia, Southerners have found some beautiful spots to set up their not-always-so-perfect utopias

Rainbow Springs and the Rise of Florida’s Theme Park

Dunnellon, Florida

Exotic animals, submersible boats, man-made waterfalls, and even dancing and diving mermaids—before Disney, there was spectacular Rainbow Springs

The International Flavors of Floribbean Cuisine

Safe Harbor, Florida

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