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.

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