It’s the time of year when we start planning upcoming adventures. There are so many places I recommend visiting in the South, but 2018 will be an important year for many reasons. Each of these destinations has been thoughtfully selected for what is new and exciting in the state. This list also serves as a personal bucket list for places we need to write about! So start … [Read more...] about Where to Go (in the South) in 2018
The southern United States is roughly the size of some countries in terms of geography and as diverse within its bounds as countries as well. The signature dishes from Cajun country of Louisiana are vastly different from what you'll find in the Ozarks of Arkansas. The landscapes are just as varied, including wetlands, mountains, plains, and everything in between. The process of … [Read more...] about Should I Go on a Group Tour?
A Confederate deserter goes home to Mississippi and joins forces with other deserters, runaway slaves, and women to fight the corrupt Confederate government. Matthew McConaughey stars alongside Keri Russell and Mahershala Ali. Scenes were filmed at Evergreen Plantation, Buckner Mansion, Creedmoor Plantation, Round Table Club, St. John's Episcopal Church, and St. Bernard Parish … [Read more...] about Film Friday: Free State of Jones
In Midnight Special, A father and son must go on the run after the government and a cult seek the child for his special powers. Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, and Adam Driver star in the film. Specific scenes took place at St. Mark's Wildlife Refuge in Florida, Stennis International Airport in Mississippi, and Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana. Filmed … [Read more...] about Film Friday: Midnight Special
For a taste of the Old South, look no further than Natchez, Mississippi, a town that dates back over 300 years. Its location on the Mississippi River and near the Natchez Trace Parkway makes it steeped in Native American history. African, French, Spanish and British settlers also left their mark on the land. The area is also home to some of the country's oldest African American … [Read more...] about Weekend Guide to Natchez