It goes without saying that we are dealing with some unprecedented times here dealing with an international pandemic. And while travel is generally discouraged at this time, we've created this post on some places you should go when things calm down a bit (while still keeping a distance). The entire tourism industry is really hurting, so consider booking for a later date. The … [Read more...] about 61 Places to “Self Contain” for Spring Break
If you've ever traveled down I-95 between North and South Carolina, you've definitely seen the billboards for miles featuring Pedro, a Mexican cartoon character with a sombrero and sandals. I stopped there countless times driving from Atlanta to Wilmington as well as to Myrtle Beach. South of the Border is just about the only thing in the small town of Dillon, not to … [Read more...] about What the Heck is South of the Border?
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
Atlanta and Charlotte are considered to be similar big cities in the South with suburban sprawl and funky neighborhoods. But you can experience their differences and similarities by seeing both. The drive from Atlanta to Charlotte takes around four hours and is fairly straightforward. It's easily accessible by taking I-85 north to I-77. Get off the main roads to see funky … [Read more...] about Road Tripping from Atlanta to Charlotte
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