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.)



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