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
It’s the time of year when we start planning upcoming adventures. There are so many places I recommend visiting in the South, but 2020 will be an important year for many reasons. Based on travel trends from Destination Analysts, four of the top 20 destinations in the United States are within the South. Each of these destinations has been thoughtfully selected for what is … [Read more...] about Where to Go in the South in 2020
New York and Los Angeles may be known for their art scenes but the South has something to say when it comes to the arts. The region is responsible for self-taught and primitive artists as well as those that followed the traditional arts education path at places like the Savannah College of Art and Design or Ringling College of Art and Design. Art Basel, Miami, … [Read more...] about The South’s Best Art Festivals