Nicest Place in the South: March 2017

Not that you need to be told, but John Denver knew what he was talking about. And we believe this is especially so when it comes to West Virginia; the rolling hills of this state—and its capital, Charleston, especially—are just about as close to heaven as you’ll get. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers, Charleston is the perfect balance of urban convenience and small-town charm, offering music, food, and culture if you’re after it, and the still beauty of the mountains just a short drive away. Take a cue from John Denver, listen to us, or go see for yourself: Charleston is one of the Nicest Places in the South.

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


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!