Nicest Place in the South: May 2016

Bienvenue a Natchitoches! Nestled in the heart of Cane River Country, this Southern gem is Louisiana’s oldest permanent settlement—giving it ample time to learn how to do things (Christmas lights, meat pie, alligators, you name it) just right. From the Old World elegance of its nationally renowned downtown to the toe-tapping bon temps of the annual Zydeco festival, Natchitoches has a little something for everyone. Come on down, we think you’ll find it’s the perfect blend of European grace, Creole flavor, and Southern charm, making it—undoubtedly—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