Nicest Place in the South: February 2017

All rivers, they say, flow to the sea, and here in Southern Alabama, that means Fairhope. The city sits high on a sloping plateau, curling itself around the soft brown sand of the Mobile Bay, but despite the panoramic views this offers, you’ll find no towering condos or chronic arcade-bing standing between you and the sunset. The folks of Fairhope subscribe to a different pace, one that mimics the softness of the sea air, the gentle nudge of spent waves, and the quiet of a land utterly at peace with itself. Brimming with artists, writers, and other folks who appreciate the fullness of quietude, this jewel of the eastern shore is easily one of the Nicest Places in the South. (Check back here throughout the month of February for more Fairhope stories and photos.)



Natchez on the Bluffs: Coming in First Again and Again

Natchez, Mississippi

You may be surprised how many times Natchez, Mississippi, has come in first throughout her history

Where the Hearth Is: The Historic Homes of Natchez, Mississippi (Part Two)

Natchez, Mississippi

The story of the South doesn’t stop on the porch: behind the graceful curve of column and cornice, these Natchez homes have a story to tell

Where the Hearth Is: The Historic Homes of Natchez, Mississippi (Part One)

Natchez, Mississippi

Today the historic architecture of Natchez on the Mississippi is unsurpassed as a testament to the beauty of bygone plantation culture

Dorian Shores in the Delta: Dunleith Plantation

Natchez, Mississippi

As Greek as Greek revival can possibly go, this Natchez mansion dominates the antebellum plantation scene as much as it did a century and a half ago.

16 of the Prettiest Spots in the South (Part One)

Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia

The first in a three-part series exploring state by state some of the best the South has to offer in pretty places

5 of the Best Drives in the South

Some may get their kicks on Route 66, but those familiar with the Southern U.S. know the South has several routes worthy of a song

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

MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV

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!