The South has been home to some of America's greatest writers, penning books that are widely considered to be "classics." They take their surroundings and incorporate them into the tales. These places also might influence visitors to write their own stories. Eatonton, Georgia The town in Georgia's Lake Country was the birthplace of not just one, but two notable … [Read more...] about 6 Must-See Places for Literary Fans
The courir de Mardi Gras, or "Mardi Gras run," is a longtime tradition for Louisiana's Cajun Country. Inspired by celebrations from France, the event entails costumes and mischief. Participants wear costumes meant to mock the aristocracy while visiting homes, begging for gumbo ingredients. The runners, as they're also known, chase chickens across fields. When all of the … [Read more...] about How to Make a Courir de Mardi Gras Outfit
Louisiana is known for its incredible cuisine, influenced by cultures ranging from French to Spanish to African. Popular dishes include gumbo, beignets, and po boys. But that's far from all. What is Boudin? Boudin, pronounced BOO-DAN, is a dish unique to Southwest Louisiana but is now found throughout the state. The sausage is typically made up of pork heart or liver … [Read more...] about What is Boudin and Where Can I Find It?
When I sat down to write this post last year, I had no idea that the world would essentially stop a few months later. I took my final flight of the year on March 13 home from Memphis. But in the coming months, people started to travel again, mostly close to home and by car. Our guides became a helpful source of information. Thinking about what travel should look like in … [Read more...] about Where to Go in the South in 2021
If you're planning a trip for the holiday season, consider these charming small towns that feature annual festivities, seasonal decorations, and community events. Tuscumbia, Alabama Tuscumbia is one of the towns that make up the Muscle Shoals region of northern Alabama. It played an important role in the music industry with its recording studios that brought artists … [Read more...] about 11 Small Southern Towns to Visit for the Holidays