About This Is My South
This website aims to encourage travel to this part of the world and make people see more than just stereotypes. It’s more than what you read on the news or the depictions in film and television.
The name really represents what the website and book are all about. The South is a place for everyone to have their own experience.
To us, The South matters. It’s up to us to share our narrative of Our South with people who might not know about it or understand it. Because it’s not just my South, but all of ours.
What is The South?
For the purposes of this website, the “South” is considered to be Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
Why Visit the South?
Everyone is talking about us! Because the South is in the stories. The travel industry in the southern states isn’t overdeveloped like it is in many parts of the country.
It is still relatively cheap to travel here and many places rely on tourism for the majority of their income. The food, music, and arts are the product of hundreds of years of combined cultures, including French, African and English influences.
• National Geographic featured Greenville, South Carolina; New Orleans, Louisiana; Charleston, South Carolina; Charlottesville, Virginia; Asheville, North Carolina; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Lakeland, Florida; Louisville, Kentucky; Pensacola, Florida; Columbia, South Carolina; and Hickory, North Carolina in their Must-See American Cities for 2018.
• Lonely Planet featured the Southern USA as one of their Top 10 regions to visit in 2018 and Jacksonville, Florida as a best value destination.
• Travel + Leisure has honored Charleston, South Carolina as the best city in the United States for the past five years, but also recognized it as second-best in the world for 2017.
• The New York Times named New Orleans, Louisiana; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Disney Springs, Florida; and Montgomery, Alabama in their 52 Places to Go in 2018.
Why Should I Read This Is My South?
This website is a travel guide for all things South, featuring accommodation reviews, restaurant recommendations, and activities for all ages and budgets. There is no other travel website as devoted to the region as This Is My South.
We’ve Been Featured By:
- 9 Pinterest Accounts Every Southern Girl Should Follow, Southern Living
- 30 Southern Bloggers to Follow in 2015, Southern Living
- The Best Cities in North America, Travel + Leisure
- First Coast News Jacksonville, “The Chat”
- This Week in Travel, Episode 232
- History Fan Girl Podcast, Atlanta’s Ponce City Market