When planning your trip to the South, it’s important to research where you’re going. So we’ve compiled a list of the best books about Florida and by Florida authors to help you prepare. No matter whether you’re a resident looking to learn more about your home state or a first timer curious about history, these books are sure to help you enjoy it more. Note that this post … [Read more...] about The Best Books About Florida
When visiting any of the South's incredible theme parks, it pays to be prepared. No matter whether it's Walt Disney World in Orlando or Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, a few items will help make your day go smoothly. This post contains affiliate links. Clothing and Accessories Comfort is key if you'll be spending the day riding roller coasters and walking miles … [Read more...] about What to Pack for a Day at the Theme Parks
As we continue to cover the incredible places around the Southern United States, it's become much more important to focus on sustainable and responsible organizations and locations, especially considering the unique ecosystems found here. Sustainability is more than just recycling and turning off the lights when you leave a room. There are many ways you can travel responsibly … [Read more...] about Responsible Travel in the South
As if there wasn't enough going on around here, I've decided to launch a podcast! I'm always looking for new ways to tell stories and there are some places I am excited to share about. It will focus on the places and stories that might surprise both locals and visitors. The trailer is available now on iTunes, where you can subscribe to future episodes. The rest will launch … [Read more...] about This Is My South: The Podcast
A big part of visiting the South, especially places like Charleston and New Orleans, is visiting plantations. These large homes are typically defined as "an estate on which crops such as coffee, sugar, cotton, and tobacco are cultivated by resident labor" by encyclopedias. But what they almost always mean in this part of the world is a place that relied on slave labor. So … [Read more...] about Should We Visit Plantations?