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A SOUTHERN STORY

Visit the Magical Mississippi River in Clarksdale

Clarksdale offers so much more than what outsiders might see. To truly understand why so many people love it, you ...
A SOUTHERN STORY

My Life in High Point, North Carolina

Growing up in High Point, I have had a lot of time to enjoy the restaurants and shops surrounding it ...
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Exploring Infinity and Beyond in Toronto

I visited Toronto for a week with my mother and sister. We stayed at the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott Hotel ...
TRAVEL, ADVENTURE & EXPLORATION

Traditional Trips to Hilton Head, South Carolina

I have been traveling to Hilton Head as long as I can remember, taking at least one trip a year ...
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The Top 10 Best Sports Venues in the South

On any given Saturday in many of the major college towns down South, you will find packed stadiums and rabid ...
FOOD & DRINK

English’s Cafe Serves Scrambled Burger in Georgia

English’s Cafe, formerly known as English’s Pool Room, is a well-known and well-loved restaurant on the square of Thomaston, Georgia. ...
FASHION & STYLE

Gina’s Bridal Boutique is Married to Michigan

Since 2005, Milford, Michigan has attracted a new type of customer – brides to be. Founded in August 2005, ...
RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY & WONDER

Big Creek Missions Serve Kentucky Through Faith

Big Creek Missions, founded in 2003 in Bear Branch, Kentucky, is a nonprofit run by Kevin Rodgers that operates year-round ...
ART & CULTURE

BAMA Theatre is Center Stage in Tuscaloosa

The Historic BAMA Theatre is the staple of downtown Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It’s bright red and blue marquee lights up Greensboro ...
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Cornea Donations Can Help Others Regain Sight

One organ donor can help up to eight people while one tissue donor can help up to 50 people. While ...
FOOD & DRINK

Focus Leads McCown to Career With Top Chefs

Shuffling over from his prep table to check on his cake in the oven is Andy McCown, head pastry chef ...
BUSINESS & INNOVATION

Rising From Rural Georgia to Atlanta Media Fame

A name you may recognize as a staple of Atlanta radio is Sabrina Cupit. When she started at WSB in ...
A SOUTHERN STORY

Living Life on a Houseboat in the Florida Keys

In the Florida Keys on the northern tip of the island, a 20-acre property in Key Largo houses the Mangrove ...
TRAVEL, ADVENTURE & EXPLORATION

An Insider’s Guide to Orlando

Since the day I was born, I have called Orlando home. There are many little-known great things about the city ...
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Get a Taste of Chicago on Your Next Visit

You may have seen photos of a giant silver bean circulating social media, but Chicago’s “Cloud Gate," or more commonly ...
RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY & WONDER

Experiencing the Dream in Los Angeles

I drove to Los Angeles so I would have a vehicle there for the nine months I lived there. I ...
TRAVEL, ADVENTURE & EXPLORATION

Visit the Treehouse in Mendenhall, Mississippi

Mendenhall, Mississippi - a tiny, but mighty place and my hometown, is in the south-central part of Mississippi. It is ...
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

My San Diego Journey Into a Botany Paradise

A botanist’s utopia awaits at Balboa Park’s Botanical Building. Built for the 1915 Exposition, this glorified greenhouse features over 2,100 ...
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My Family Adventure on the California Coast

A few summers ago, my family and I traveled to California and drove up the coast on State Route 1, ...
A SOUTHERN STORY

My Personal Family Stories About Elvis Presley

My grandmother told me wonderful stories about Elvis in his youth and his mischievous ways. She also spoke of his ...
TRAVEL, ADVENTURE & EXPLORATION

Up The Creek in Tennessee on a Kayak Day Trip

I had been begging my husband for months to go kayaking with me, and he finally surrendered and said he ...
TRAVEL, ADVENTURE & EXPLORATION

You’ll Find a Mindfield of Culture in Brownsville

"Brownsville, Tennessee: a Good Place to Live,” reads the sign on the way into town, an interesting visual break from ...
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My Adventure Through Greece With Lead Abroad

My best friend and I were headed to the most gorgeous place in the world - Greece. We sprinted with ...
FOOD & DRINK

Memphis Offers Unique Restaurants With Nostalgia

Memphis is known as a tourist stop for all things Elvis and Memphis-style barbecue. But as someone who has been ...
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Experience Fun Above and Below in Chicago

Chicago is one of my favorite cities to visit and adventure through. However, I’ve found myself wanting to know more ...
TRAVEL, ADVENTURE & EXPLORATION

Have a Wicked Time on Florida’s Amelia Island

Last summer, I had the opportunity to live in one of my favorite places, Amelia Island, Florida. I have grown ...
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Live the Dream at Casa De Campo Resort in the ...

Most people come to the Dominican Republic for spring break and only get to experience Punta Cana, where most tourists ...
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New Zealand offers scenery you won’t find anywhere else

New Zealand is an extraordinary place to visit. Each city feels completely different from the last. It’s possible to make ...
BOOKS & MUSIC

How Fighting Brain Cancer Led Me To The CMA Awards

As a St.Jude patient, I have met more than 33 country music stars. One of my favorite experiences began at ...
A SOUTHERN STORY

My Southern and Vietnamese Accent Tells Part Of My Story

As a little girl living in Vietnam, I remember playing around and packing a small backpack. My mom would ask ...
FASHION & STYLE

Interior Designers See Southern Style Changing

The South embraces several interior design styles, including shabby chic, bohemian, contemporary and coastal. These are among the top searched ...
SPORTS & RECREATION

Why I’m Passionate About Deep Sea Fishing

My favorite place in the South is not on land. It is 30 miles south of Orange Beach, Alabama in ...
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Experimental Aviation Association Elevates Flying

The Experimental Aviation Association was founded in 1953 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Paul H. Poberezny. It now has more than ...
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An Insider’s Guide To Arizona

What do you think about when you think of Arizona? Desert, cactus, scorching heat? You wouldn’t be wrong. About half ...
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

SARA Continues To Explore The Skies

For centuries, humans have grown increasingly curious of what lies in the vast unknown that is outer space. In 1989, ...
RACE, CLASS & GENDER

Most LGBT Discrimination Still In Deep South

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have significantly increased over the past 15 years. In ...
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Explore Cliffs And Cafes On Italy’s Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast extends 31 miles along Italy’s Southern peninsula. This coastline offers beautiful towns, turquoise water, and colorful, breathtaking ...
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Find More Than Mystic Pizza In This Connecticut Town

In 1988, Julia Roberts served pizzas in the quiet little seaside town of Mystic, Connecticut, starring in one of her ...
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Municipalities Will Face Future Ransomware Attacks

The idea that your computer can be locked down and held hostage by a remote attack seems closer to the ...
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Skip Hollywood, Experience The Beauty of Laguna Beach

The art scene in Laguna makes it the perfect haven for artists and home to the world famous Pageant of ...
TRAVEL, ADVENTURE & EXPLORATION

Check out Chattanooga’s Natural Wonders

Chattanooga is known for its many excursions and attractions, including the mountains. The views are breathtaking. There are many spots you ...
FOOD & DRINK

Visit Arkansas For Hot Springs And Hot Barbecue

Hot Springs, Arkansas - the home of Oaklawn race tracks and the famous bathhouses used by many of the rich ...
FOOD & DRINK

Nashville – A Foodie Town Offering More Than Music

Nashville has seen tremendous growth in recent years, and it's known for many things. However, many fail to realize that ...
A SOUTHERN STORY

How To Become A True Southern Cowgirl

Before I was even born in Dallas, I was put on the waiting list for an all girls camp called ...
TRAVEL, ADVENTURE & EXPLORATION

Don’t Overlook Augusta, Georgia’s Southern Charm

From its unique downtown atmosphere to scenic spots, such as the Augusta National Golf Club and the Phinizy Center & ...
FILM & TELEVISION

Vintage Video: Beasts Of The Southern Wild Review

In Beasts of the Southern Wild, a young girl named Hushpuppy, played by Quvenzhane Wallis, lives in an impoverished community off ...
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Penguin Plunge Into Scenic Vermont This Winter

A place that could offer a surprisingly fun culture shock for Southerners is  Vermont. Known as the Green Mountain State, ...
FASHION & STYLE

Monogram Madness Dates Back To Charlemagne

Growing up in Texas, I have seen and experienced many Southern trends, but nothing compares to monogram obsession. The art ...
A SOUTHERN STORY

My Southern Journey From Ocean To Mountain

While I have been lucky to live in four states in the South, I have been even more fortunate to ...
POLITICS & ISSUES

All Southern States Have Primary Seatbelt Laws

The Governor's Highway Safety Association reports that 34 states, including all Southern states, have primary seatbelt laws that vary regarding what seat is ...
RACE, CLASS & GENDER

My Dixie Childhood Was Spent Under An Old Oak

My childhood was a strange love child of authors Wilson Rawls and Katherine Paterson. I was born on the banks ...
SPORTS & RECREATION

Hunters Should Aim To Visit Quail Creek Plantation

Quail Creel Plantation is a landscape in South Florida that features wildlife galore. From the famous Osceola turkey to endless ...
BUSINESS & INNOVATION

Building Management Skills During A Summer at Sardis

By late June, I knew what I was doing. I exhilarated pure confidence on the dock. I knew our rental ...
FASHION & STYLE

Game Day Fashion? It’s a Southern Thing

Doesn't everyone get dressed up for game day? Apparently the answer is no, and it's something that may be unique ...
FOOD & DRINK

New Restaurant Species Cowfish Spotted In South

Located in Birmingham, Charlotte, Raleigh and Orlando, the first time I tried The Cowfish was at their previous Atlanta location, ...
FILM & TELEVISION

Take A Film Location Journey Through The South

Many movie fanatics travel to New York or Los Angeles to visit the sets of their favorite movies. While both ...
RACE, CLASS & GENDER

Southern Schools Failing To Support Minority Students

Particularly in the South, a history of racism and social inequities have resulted in a persistent hierarchy which has cost ...
A SOUTHERN STORY

Sports Is Family Affair When Your Cousin Plays In The ...

I grew up with many adopted cousins from all over the world, and my family never thought of any of ...
TRAVEL, ADVENTURE & EXPLORATION

Naples Is A Beach Oasis With Wildlife and Unique Cuisine

Not far down the beach, fishermen excitedly reel in the catch of the day. A young girl struggles to stand ...
BOOKS & MUSIC

History of Blues Music Leads Back to ‘Natchez’

While icons like Beyoncé and Rob Schneider’s daughter, Elle King, have been bringing the blues back to top hits, down ...
BOOKS & MUSIC

Small Town Boy Takes His Turn At 65 South

Reid Haughton recently signed a deal with 65 South, a recording label known for bringing fame to country singers, such ...
BUSINESS & INNOVATION

Varsity Spirit Scores By Diversifying Cheer Brand

Varsity Spirit Corporation originated in 1948 and has continued to grow. The company was founded by Jeff Webb, who decided ...
RACE, CLASS & GENDER

American Dream: Stories of Southern Immigration

For many who journey to America, the American Dream and the possible opportunities the 50 states offer is a risk ...
BOOKS & MUSIC

Nordista Freeze Rocks Nashville With Indie Style

Nashville native Nordista Freeze is quickly outgrowing his city’s DIY music scene that he helped shape. Freeze began creating at ...
BOOKS & MUSIC

Hardy Has County Line Cred With Music And Lyrics

Michael Hardy, known by his fans as Hardy, is a country songwriter-turned-singer who grew up in Philadelphia, Mississippi. After high ...
BUSINESS & INNOVATION

Southern Influencers Profit From Highlight Reels

Many Instagram users follow influencer accounts and buy products based on what they suggest. These are people who promote products ...
FILM & TELEVISION

A Galaxy Far, Far, Away is Closer Than You Think

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opened in May at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, and in August at Disney's Hollywood Studios ...
SPORTS & RECREATION

Vad Lee Continues Career in Your Call Football League

Every boy dreams of growing up to become a professional quarterback, but the reality is less than one percent of ...
BUSINESS & INNOVATION

New Ideas Needed To Fight Mississippi Brain Drain

Despite recent Census Bureau statistics that show an influx of people migrating to the South from other regions, brain drain ...
SPORTS & RECREATION

Spirit of Texas Trains Competitive Cheerleaders

Spirit of Texas is one of the most elite, respected and well-known cheer gyms in the competitive cheer world. It ...
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Some Call Flora-Bama Best Beach Bar in the World

There may be nowhere else on the Gulf Coast more captivating to visitors with history, charm, and atmosphere than the ...
POLITICS & ISSUES

Civil War Should No Longer Be Mississippi’s Defining Moment

Why is the Civil War our brand? Why have we exalted the war and decided it should be the most ...
FOOD & DRINK

Do Some Amazin Grazin in Millen, Georgia

When you think of Southern food, people often envision fried chicken, collards and sweet tea. You can find those things ...
FILM & TELEVISION

Hollywood Comes to Memphis for Bluff City Law

Bluff City Law, a television series about a civil rights law firm, filmed 10 episodes in Memphis that aired in ...
FASHION & STYLE

Shop For Unique Jewelry at Be on Park in Florida

Opened in 2010 in the city of Winter Park, Florida, Be On Park is a jewelry business with a unique ...
WELLNESS & SELF GROWTH

B Natural with B’s Suds and Scrubs in Missouri

Bailey Ross, originally from Blue Springs, Missouri, owns an organic skincare shop in Warrensburg, Missouri called B’s Suds and Scrubs. ...