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?
The holiday season is upon us and we've put together three of our favorite items for the person from every Southern state. Most of these are handcrafted items that really represent the place, supporting all the small businesses. All items are under $200 USD. This post contains affiliate links but will not cost you anything extra and images belong to the individual … [Read more...] about The Essential Gifts from Every Southern State
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 Georgia and by Georgia 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 the history, these books are sure to help you enjoy it more. Note that this post … [Read more...] about The Best Books About Georgia
As fall is upon us and the weather cools down, there's no better time to start planning trips around the South. In case you haven't heard, we just released our first book with Globe Pequot Press. But contributor Andrew Kyle Saucier also wrote a book this year under the same publisher, which focuses on the Great Smoky Mountains. We're excited to give away both of these books to … [Read more...] about GIVEAWAY: Two Southern Travel Books