South Carolina

Move Over, Colonel: The Best Fried Chicken in the South

Charleston, SC; Nashville, TN; Mason, TN; New Orleans, LA; Atlanta, GA

No, Colonel, you didn’t make our list, but we sincerely hope you would approve of our roundup of some of the best fried chicken in the South

Red Brick and Blue Skies: Rock Hill, South Carolina

Rock Hill, South Carolina

The fifth-largest city in the state of South Carolina, Rock Hill still has a small-town feel to it through and through—and boasts some of the most beautiful old churches you could desire to view

Mascots of the SEC: Part Three

Jackson, Mississippi; Oxford, Mississippi; Columbia, Missouri; Columbia, South Carolina

Bullies, controversy, fighting chickens, and a little bit of Civil War history. Always expect the unexpected in the Southeastern Conference, especially when it comes to mascots.

A Tasty Sampling of Appalachia

Asheville, North Carolina

Any good Appalachian cook knows that fast food is what you pick from the ground—a proper meal takes time, patience, and a whole lot of love

Odd Festivals of the South

Austin, TX; Marlington, WV; Spivey's Corner, NC; Clute, Texas; Tampa, FL

Down South, it isn’t hard to find a celebration. But some of our festivals are just, well—different.

Open Air Worship in the Scenic and Sunny South

Orkney Springs, VA; Mechanicsville, VA; Cleveland, SC; Parish, FL; Austin, TX

Whether they gather a congregation on Sunday, offer a retreat from the norm, or exist solely to remember what once was, these open-air chapels scattered throughout the South are definitely worth a day’s trip

5 Southern Cities for Romance

Alexandria, VA; Charleston, SC; Knoxville, TN; Asheville, NC; Eureka Springs, AR

It doesn’t have to be a holiday for these towns to turn on the charm and set the mood for love

Well, Butter My Biscuits: Where to Get the Best Biscuits in the South

Athens, GA; Grenada, MS; Jasper, AR; Louisburg, NC; Charleston, SC; Nashville, TN; Fairhope, AL

Got a hankering for the best biscuits south of the Mason-Dixon Line? These diners and breakfast beacons won’t disappoint.

The Art of Southern Christmas: Part Two

Whether it’s slapping pecans in a kugel or lighting a bonfire to guide in an alligator-drawn sleigh, there are few traditions that can’t be made a bit better by a dash of Southern charm

Southern Ruins

Port Gibson, Mississippi; Yemassee, South Carolina; Hilton Head, South Carolina; Elmodel, Georgia

Remnants of a time gone by, these Southern ruins and abandoned homes remind us that nothing lasts forever

16 of the South’s Most Haunted Places: Part Two


There are plenty of creepy corners of the South that will send a chill up your spine, but these are some of the spookiest—enter if you dare!

All Hail the Monarch!

Keep your eyes peeled for this month’s monarchs—they’re about to undergo the journey of a lifetime.

7 Southern Foods Every Northerner Should Try

If you’ve never experienced the pleasure of Southern culinary cuisine, come on in and taste a few of our favorites

Slow and Low: The Original South Carolina Barbecue

South Carolina

Every Southern state tries to claim the title of Best Barbecue, but in South Carolina the proof is in the facts. With the longest history and the largest variety of sauces, SC is the uncontested capital of slow and low barbecue.

Carolina Love Songs

North Carolina & South Carolina

Peppered among Billboard tunes about big cities and bustling sidewalks, you’ll find countless heartfelt odes to the beautiful lands of Caroline

Sweet Southern Chocolate

Asheville, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; Baltimore, Maryland; Atlanta, Georgia; Little Rock, Arkansas

Chocolate making has traditionally been a Northern business, but these bean-to-bar experts in cacao are proving the South can do chocolate

Last Commodore of the Queen Anne’s Revenge

Beaufort, North Carolina

Beneath the waves at Beaufort Inlet the last great ship of the king of pirates tells the story once again