Spring brings blooming flowers around the South, from backyards to botanical gardens. Wandering these spaces is the perfect way to spend an afternoon, soaking up the sunshine and natural colors. Until we get the chance to visit in person, here are some places to daydream about from the comfort of home. Arkansas Compton Gardens and Conference Center, Bentonville … [Read more...] about 39 Southern Botanical Gardens to Daydream About
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
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