This year marks the 10th anniversary of Southbound—10 years of travels in the American South. Of course, much has changed. When we founded the magazine a decade ago, we reported on eight Deep South states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. A couple of years ago, as part of a redesign, we expanded our coverage area to include the Mid-South states of Arkansas, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia.
What remains consistent is our commitment to presenting the best of Southern travel. Over the years, we’ve twice been awarded the gold for best travel magazine by the SATW (the Society of American Travel Writers), the travel journalism equivalent of bringing home an Oscar. In addition, we’ve been honored for writing and photography by both SATW and the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). Perhaps more significantly, we’ve received a wealth of support from you, our readers, who’ve written and called and posted to let us know how much you appreciate what we’re doing. And I thank you for coming back, issue after issue.
As for us at Southbound, we have some big plans of our own. We’ve expanded our staff and increased our frequency, so you’ll be seeing more of us—in your towns as we report stories, as well as in your mailbox or on your newsstand. Thank you for 10 great years. We’re just getting started.
Back to the Beach: Four great fall getaways to the coast.
A River Runs Through Them: Four favorite Southern river towns.
The Holy City Unveiled: An insider’s guide to Charleston.
Mountain Revival: Highlands, North Carolina, and her neighbors.
Sissy’s South: On the road with Oscar winner Sissy Spacek.
On Island Time: Find your perfect escape.
Book Tour: Traveling the literary South.
Small-Town South: Eight favorite escapes from city life.
Big Easy Bash: New Orleans turns 300.
Great Lakes of the Southeast: Oconee, Martin, Douglas, Lure, and 29 more.
Extraordinary Escapes: 16 unexpected accommodations to book in the South, including an underwater hotel, a historic castle, a treetop retreat, plus 13 more.
Vintage Vacations: The Southeast’s most legendary and long-standing attractions.
Want Food Will Travel: 8 destination dishes that will send you packing your bags.
Secret Beaches of the South: Nearby spots that feel far away.
Our Favorite Things: 99 reasons we love traveling in the South.
Cold Calling: 21 refreshing retreats that offer a dose in the South that offer a dose of nature’s air conditioning.
Cheers to You: The best places to celebrate a birthday, graduation, retirement, or other milestone.
Where to Stay Now: The South’s new hotel explosion.
Into the Wild South: Explore Alabama’s Mobile-Tensaw Delta, known as the Amazon of North America, plus five more natural wonders.
Architectural Wonders: 36 bridges, monuments, and buildings worth a visit.