3 Southern Juneteenth celebrations

Where to celebrate the first anniversary of the federal holiday

Shell Yeah: Everything you wanted to know about the “caviar of the South”

It’s a Southern road-trip rite of passage: Veer off the highway and snag a bag of briny boiled peanuts scooped fresh at a roadside stand.

A father and daughter consider the past—and the future—on a road trip through the Mississippi Delta

Drive north on Money Road out of Greenwood, Mississippi, and the town gives way in a hurry to cotton and corn, an occasional house set back from the road.

Chef Spotlight: Vivian Howard of Lenoir in Charleston, South Carolina

Vivian Howard grew up in Lenoir County, North Carolina. She has authored two award-winning cookbooks, created and starred in TV shows Somewhere South and A Chef’s Life, and owns four restaurants—including her latest, Lenoir, in Charleston.

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.

This standout side dish from Alabama restaurant Helen embodies the flavors of summer

The smell of rib-eye steaks sizzling on an indoor grill brings Rob McDaniel right back to his grandmother’s house in Oneonta, Alabama. His vivid memories of her cooking inspired him to become a chef, and now his downtown Birmingham restaurant, named Helen in her honor, is garnering national accolades for its Southern-inspired cuisine.

5 spectacular light shows courtesy of Mother Nature

Thanks to its next-to-nonexistent level of light pollution, this remote park at the entrance of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is one of the best places in the country to stargaze.

Where to eat, drink, sleep, and shop in Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Ocean Springs is a small town of abundant beauty—the natural kind found in the twisting branches of live oaks and the stunning sunsets at Front Beach, but also the type meticulously crafted on a pottery wheel or in a glass-blowing studio.

Road trip guide to Northeast Florida’s A1A

For decades, Florida’s A1A has been synonymous with beach vacations, a two-lane ticket to fun in the sun. Long stretches hug the Atlantic coast, offering stunning views of the ocean and the sandy shore.

One City, Three Ways: Louisville, Kentucky

While Louisville may shine especially bright on the first Saturday of May, there’s much more to Louisville than big hats and fast horses.

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