Writer Nicholas Sparks has decades worth of novels, many with romantic and tragic themes. The majority are set in the Southeast, where the calls home. Starting in the late 90s, many of these books were turned into popular films, also set and shot in the region. We've rounded up some of the top Nicholas Sparks movie locations in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and … [Read more...] about Nicholas Sparks Filming Locations to Visit
The 2000 film The Legend of Bagger Vance told of struggling soldier turned golfer Rannulph Junuh who meets a caddy with what seems like special powers named Bagger Vance. Matt Damon stars alongside Will Smith, Charlize Theron, and Jack Lemmon. Based on the book of the same name, it is set in 1930s Georgia. Areas of coastal Georgia and South Carolina were used in the filming … [Read more...] about The Legend of Bagger Vance Filming Locations to Visit
The Gilded Age was a lavish time in American history when the nation's wealthiest families built over-the-top mansions to showcase their status. But their power wasn't limited to places like New York, Chicago, and Newport. These people also made summer homes and hotels in the South, many of which still exist today. This story is based on one I wrote for Fodor's. You can … [Read more...] about The Gilded Age Landmarks of the South
For many years, Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia have been pitted against each other as rivals. Both have similar histories, founded in the early days of America, and architecture that has been preserved thanks to forward-thinking locals. Both cities are also known for their food scenes and nearby beaches. Both have charming tree-lined streets and … [Read more...] about Charleston vs Savannah: Who Does It Better?
Many visitors to Charleston come to see the historic buildings that date back to the early days of the city's founding. While the plantations along the Ashley River are popular, you can also get a look inside some of the lavish homes downtown. While many are private residences, some are now house museums in Charleston, run by the Charleston Museum, Historic Charleston … [Read more...] about 6 Historic Homes in Charleston You Can Actually Visit