Nicest Place in the South: January 2017

People have been flocking to Thomasville, Georgia, for over 150 years, and you’ll only have to be here for a moment to see why. Since the years following the Civil War, when Thomasville was dubbed the Winter Resort of the South, the city has been refining its finely crafted hospitality, which is doled out in great helpings to visitors and residents alike. With the meticulously restored Victorian facades and brick-paved paths of its downtown, ample museums to explore and plantations to marvel at, hunting, shopping, and dining galore, Thomasville has perfected the art of blending modern amenities with Old Southern charm, easily making it one of the Nicest Places in the South.



A Sea-Worthy Celebration: The Mobile Bay Jubilee

Fairhope, Alabama

It’s one of the craziest things you’ve ever seen: shrimp, crab, eel, flounder—whatever’s been swimming deep in the Bay—all doing their best to get out of the water and into your bucket

Let No Child Fail: The Educational Endeavors of Marietta Johnson

Fairhope, Alabama

Finding a community of like-minded idealists in Fairhope, Marietta Johnson created an environment of learning where children were free to be children and each child’s unique personality was welcomed and cultivated

A Fair Hope of Success

Fairhope, Alabama

Tax law is not, as a general rule, an inspiring subject. For the good folks of Fairhope, Alabama, however, it’s nothing less than the reason for their existence.

Drawing Artists: The Aesthetic Pull of Fairhope

Fairhope, Alabama

When Fairhope was founded, its earliest residents intended the colony to draw the liberal, the open-minded, the thinkers and dreamers and artists. And it did just that.

Have a Fine, Fine Time in Fairhope

Fairhope, Alabama

You’ve got more than just a “fair” chance of having a fabulous weekend in this charming, artsy small town cozied up to the eastern bank of Mobile Bay in south Alabama