Trips

7 Stops
5 States

Big Cities, Bright Lights

The South is full of attractions large and small; so many great spots in fact that, at times, it can be hard to decipher which are worth your while. Fortunately, if you’re planning a visit, we’ve got you covered.…

3 Stops
3 States

Rhythms of the South

As the Gershwin classic says, ‘I got Rhythm, I Got Music...Who could Ask for Anything More?’ You’ll feel that way after visiting these Southern capital delights. Whether it’s penguin dives to delight your…

5 Stops
2 States

Barbeque & Brews!

While several towns in Texas, the Carolinas and Tennessee may call themselves the nation’s best bar-be-cuers, it’s hard to beat the smoky flavors and mouth-watering ribs served in these Missouri and Kentucky…

7 Stops
3 States

Motorcycle Touring

There is no better way to see the beautiful scenery of the South than on the back of a motorcycle. The stunning vistas and clear blue skies of Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina welcome riders on this…

9 Stops
4 States

See the Sites of the Seashore

It’s hard to find a more picturesque part of the South than the beautiful beaches of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. From wave riding to sea turtle spotting, these coastal destinations offer a…

9 Stops
2 States

Driving Louisiana & Mississippi

I tend to follow my stomach through Louisiana. But history runs deep here, evidenced by the array of architectural styles, historic downtowns and sites where lives and lands have been gained and lost. Follow the…

6 Stops
4 States

Savory Southern Cuisine

Prepare for your taste buds to be wowed—and to pack on a few pounds—as you embark upon a culinary adventure through some of the South’s most famous foodie destinations. Whether it’s your first po’boy,…

6 Stops
3 States

Hooch in the Hills & Racing!

The craft of making un-aged corn whiskey in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia pre-dates the American Revolutionary War, a recipe distilled from European roots, abundant corn, spring water running from the…

8 Stops
4 States

Bridging the Blues

Blues-loving ambassadors from Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee collaborated on Bridging the Blues (BTB). The result is a collection of suggested to-dos across the three states anchored by high-profile fests,…

6 Stops
3 States

Southern Authors, Swamps & Soundtracks

The heart and soul of the South can often be found on the pages of its’ iconic authors and in the lyrics of its’ most famous singers. Travel around to explore the favored sights, sounds and haunts of some of the…

7 Stops
2 States

For the Love of Food

George Bernard Shaw once said, “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” One of the best ways to experience that love is through the savory, delectable flavors of the South. Some of the world’s most…

5 Stops
4 States

Southern Movies on Location

While movies have been filmed in the South as early as the 1900s, the last 30 years have seen a boom in the number of movies shot throughout North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia, not necessarily because of the…

10 Stops
4 States

Coastal Highway Route 17

One of the best ways to experience the beautiful coastline of the South is by driving down Highway 17. This stretch of road runs almost 1,200 miles (1,932 km) from Florida to Virginia and passes through many small…

6 Stops
3 States

Music Cradles

Let’s trek central and western North Carolina into southwest Virginia in search of America’s musical roots; where ballad-singing, flatfoot dancing and banjo-picking were homemade entertainment before radio…

7 Stops
4 States

Kings of the South

B.B. King, Martin Luther King Jr. and Elvis Presley share Southern heritage and all that once came with it: trials, both physical and emotional. Segregation. A need, a want, to sing something about it.

The trials…

6 Stops
4 States

Changing the Course of Freedom

Of the themes running through the American South, civil rights is one of the most dichotomous. Not only because the theme is one of division – black vs. white – but because to follow its thread is to relive its…

6 Stops
4 States

Sounds of the Delta

At the end of my last tour of Memphis’ Sun Studio, a Belgian visitor took his head in his hands, bore a bewildered gaze at our guide and asked, “Why was there so much talent here?” It was as though he…

5 Stops
2 States

America’s Spirits: Bourbon vs Whiskey

There’s a spirit that flows from Kentucky into Tennessee, a shared craft rooted in the land, tradition and ingenuity: abundant corn and pure water fueled family-owned distilleries until temperance and federal…

5 Stops
2 States

Equestrian Culture

Horse racing and breeding trace deep roots in the American South; roots embedded in Kentucky bluegrass and the rolling hills of middle Tennessee. Kentucky’s way with thoroughbreds and the American Saddlebred spread…

5 Stops
3 States

Gulf Coast Ramble

The Gulf Coast, known as the '3rd coast' of the United States, is an area of beautiful sandy-white beaches, bountiful fishing, gambling, golf, and gumbo.  Inland, the excitement and enrichment of the capital cities…

8 Stops
3 States

Appalachian Arts & Crafts

Appalachia’s place in the American South is at once exacting and enchanting: Isolated by its own mountainous beauty, resourcefulness and handiwork stamped the region, inspiring creative traditions – and…

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