Monday, February 18, 2019

Southbound

Extraordinary Escapes: 16 unexpected accommodations to book in the South

You don't think inside the box. Why sleep in one? The South is full of unexpected accommodations, from a nineteenth-century castle to a Hobbit hut to the tree house of your dreams. Let us introduce you to sixteen offerings that are anything but ordinary.

Walking in Memphis: Experience the nearly 200-year-old city like a local

Memphis is best known for its musical pedigree, cholesterol-be-damned gastronomical specialties, and party-hearty kitsch—spangly Elvis jumpsuits, sloshing buckets of iridescent-blue booze, and Graceland’s lurid “Jungle Room.” But Memphis is much more than barbecue and Beale Street.

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Oli Winward

Dream Home: Author Kristy Woodson Harvey puts down roots in Beaufort, North Carolina

I was nineteen the first time I ever drove over the drawbridge into Beaufort, North Carolina. Good Southern girl that I was, I had arrived for a debutante party. One look, and I was absolutely smitten.
Hotel Trundle

Where to Stay: Spotlight on Hotel Trundle

When Rita Patel and her husband, Marcus Munse, decided to open a boutique hotel in their hometown of Columbia, they knew they wanted to bring something different, unexpected, even magical to the city’s traditional lodging scene.
Apalachicola, Florida

Turning Tides in Apalachicola

The oysters are vanishing from Apalachicola. No one knows if they’ll come back. You won’t find them on most menus anymore, and oyster boats have all but abandoned the bay. There’s plenty of blame to go around, but that won’t help this charming village on the shores of the Florida Panhandle. As its claim to fame disappears, Apalachicola vows it won’t share the same fate.

Tabasco Sauce: 7 things you didn’t know about the classic condiment

Tabasco sauce isn’t just a Southern staple; it’s beloved the world over and has been a mainstay on tables and countertops for 150 years.
Helen, Georgia

Tinsel Towns: Have a holly jolly Christmas at these holiday hubs

Cruise down the Intracoastal Waterway with Santa Claus, take in hundreds of thousands of holiday lights, and enjoy a white Christmas without leaving the South.
Main Street, Hendersonville, North Carolina

9 Main Street mainstays in Hendersonville, North Carolina

Gems, apples, and bears would seem unrelated—unless you find yourself in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The three are woven into the town’s history and winked at all along Main Street.
New Orleans

Ask the Expert: Where to raise a glass in New Orleans

The Sazerac is the official cocktail of New Orleans. Most of its ingredients, like Herbsaint and Peychaud’s bitters, were either invented in this city or find a home here.

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WHERE IN THE SOUTH?

Can you name this painting, the institution in which it is housed, and the city where it is located? Click to see if you recognize this mammoth 360-degree piece of art.

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ABOUT SOUTHBOUND

Southbound magazine, the newest ancillary title from the publishers of Atlanta magazine, showcases the top travel destinations in the Southeast. We visit idyllic small towns and exciting cities in search of outstanding vacation opportunities. Find a media kit here.

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Southbound earned the gold award for Travel Writing at the Society of American Travel Writers' 2017 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards.