Nicest Place in the South: April 2017

They say you can’t have it all, but that just shows that “they” must have never been to Charlottesville. Tucked in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this Virginian gem boasts a music, art, and culinary scene that rivals cities ten times it size, and it offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy them all while they’re still just a few minutes away from soaking in the region’s natural splendor from the keel of a canoe, the sponge-soft shade of the trail, or the tree-skimming basket of a hot air balloon. Rich soil yields ample fruit, ready to be enjoyed fresh, preserved, or fermented in your new favorite vintage, and a rich history yields itself amicably to hours of quiet perusal. There’s nary an itch you can’t scratch here in Charlottesville, and that’s why we think it’s the nicest place in the South.



Blueberry, Texas: Where the Best Berries by Far Are the Blue Ones

Nacogdoches, Texas

Good and good for you, the Southern-loved blueberry gets to have his own big-time woohoo party at the annual Texas Blueberry Festival in Nacogdoches, Texas

Mule Tales and Nightingales: How America Got Some of Her Biggest Laughs

Nacogdoches, Texas

Three brothers, one mule, and a Texas-sized sense of humor is all it took to add up to one of America’s funniest acts

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

The Pre-Revolution Revolutions of Nacogdoches, Texas

Nacogdoches, Texas

From the steps of Nacogdoches’ historic center, the Old Stone Fort, three hopeful republics declared their independence, but it just wasn’t meant to be

Proud Nacogdoches: Biggest, Bloomiest, Oldest, and First

Nacogdoches, Texas

We take our superlatives pretty seriously around here—but especially when it comes to a place like Nacogdoches