This Is My South is open to guest posts from aspiring travel bloggers and Southern experts. Every Monday we will do a post called Music Monday, which will feature a Southern musical act. On Fridays, we will have Film Friday, which features movies that were filmed in the South. Saturdays are our photo posts called Small Town Saturdays, which are open to contributions. And we will also have interviews with notable Southerners about their hometowns. If you would like to contribute to these sections or have ideas for guest posts, please get in touch.
Here are specific things we’re looking for:
Visiting Attractions: These posts are 500 or so word posts on a specific attraction, like Grandfather Mountain, the High Museum of Art or the Charleston Museum. You should include details on the attraction, as well as costs, hours and how to get there. Here are a few suggestions:
- Ryman Auditorium
- Washington DC’s Government Buildings (White House, Congress)
- Clinton Presidential Library
Weekend Guide: We break down the important details of a destination, namely what to do, where to eat and where to stay. They are regularly updated to ensure accuracy and are typically for bigger cities, but can apply to regions as well like Virginia wine country.
- Virginia Wine Country
- Little Rock
Music Monday: See our first post on Kings of Leon to get an idea of what we’re looking for. This list is only suggestions and we are open to more ideas.
- The Alabama Shakes
- Elvis Presley
- Johnny Cash
- The B-52s
First Timer’s Guides: These posts cover more offbeat events and festivals held here in the South, namely the mud bog and Southern football. Here are a few suggestions, but if you have a specific event you’re interested in covering, let us know.
- Art Basel, Miami
- Kentucky Derby
- Mardi Gras
- Memphis in May
- Fantasy Fest
Film Fridays: Every Friday, we feature a movie that was filmed in the South, as the region is becoming more and more popular with the Hollywood set. See a list of posts we’ve already done to avoid overlap.
Small Town Saturdays: Every Saturday morning as you’re sipping your first cup of coffee, we feature a small town from the South.
This Is My South interviews: We ask well-known Southerners or Southern transplants what they love about their city or town, their favorite restaurants and favorite traditions.
Southern Stays: We like to cover all types of accommodation for every budget, from bed and breakfasts to hostels to hotels to campsites.
Classic Eats: Does your Southern city have a beloved dive or greasy spoon like Charleston’s Bowen’s Island Restaurant or Baton Rouge’s Louie’s Cafe? We’d love to hear about it.