Snapshots of Savannah: A heartsick writer discovers the self in selfie

It was early January in Orlando, and I’d just had my heart broken. I stood barefoot on my driveway in the wake of that miserable phone call, one in which a woman I was sleeping with told me that we’d only ever been friends, and tried to avoid an angry trail of fire ants.

Rock Star: Insider advice for visiting Rock City Gardens

One of the South’s most-visited attractions, Rock City in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, draws about half a million visitors annually. They come to wind through its famous rock formations, wander its gnome-filled gardens, and enjoy views of seven states from Lover’s Leap.

How to spend your weekend in the classic city of Athens, Georgia

Though it’s home to the University of Georgia, the first state-chartered university in the country, Athens is more than a college town.

My South: Actor Brian Tyree Henry on Helen, Georgia

The star of FX’s Atlanta shares why he loves the Alpine village—and where to find his favorite socks

Share the water with 18 toothy predators at Georgia Aquarium’s shark exhibit

I am in a cage with my 12-year-old daughter, lowering, ever so slowly, into a tank full of sharks at the Georgia Aquarium. Ice-cold water meets my ankles and begins streaming inside my wetsuit boots.

Atlanta landscaper Jim Gibbs on his famous daffodils and the one plant everyone should own

“Every year, I get a little uglier—but my plants get more beautiful.” So says Jim Gibbs, founder of Gibbs Gardens, where 20 million yellow, orange, and white blooms paint its 336 acres and inspire daffodil lovers from across the region to make the springtime pilgrimage.

One City, Three Ways: Savannah, Georgia

With a metro population of less than half a million, Savannah is hardly a big city. But on a recent Saturday night on River Street, it felt like one.

My South: Actor Leslie Jordan on Savannah

"I rarely take vacations because I work so much, but I learned a long time ago that a lovely way to travel is on somebody else’s dime—even if you have to act for the camera a little."

Resort Spotlight: Sea Island in Georgia’s Golden Isles

For the last quarter century, Brannen Veal has been a staff member at Sea Island, a Forbes Five-Star resort in Georgia’s Golden Isles. Hired as a golf pro in 1996, the Macon native worked his way up to the head pro job before becoming director of golf in 2005.

Mystery and Beauty: Messages from Jekyll Island’s Driftwood Beach

I stumbled onto Jekyll Island’s Driftwood Beach for the first time nearly a decade ago. This was, not coincidentally, the same week that a spider wrote me a note.

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