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
Tampa and its surrounding areas, including St. Petersburg and Clearwater, are ideal for a girlfriend getaway because of the access to beaches, its cruise port, and constant events like the wild Gasparilla Pirate Festival. The area is easy to get around by rideshare or bike. This weekend itinerary is ideal for people who have visited Tampa Bay and seen all its major tourist … [Read more...] about Girlfriend Getaway Guide to Tampa Bay, Florida
It’s the time of year when we start planning upcoming adventures. There are so many places I recommend visiting in the South, but 2017 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 2017
Fans of Halloween can find all ranges of spooky attractions at the South's best theme parks. Some are family-friendly, while others are downright terrifying. We're rounding up the best and scariest theme park Halloween celebrations from around the South. Be sure to mention any we left out below in the comments! Universal Studios– Orlando, Florida Universal Orlando … [Read more...] about The South’s Best Theme Park Halloween Attractions
For travelers visiting cities where you want to see many tourist attractions in a short amount of time, it's easy to use combination tickets. One such is CityPass, which offers passes in Atlanta and Tampa, that gets you into the attractions at one price and often allows you to skip the line. It can seem like a high price to pay, especially if you're buying multiple passes … [Read more...] about Is the CityPass Worth It?