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Newfound Gap

Savor the views on a road trip through eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina

Eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina are home to some of the highest elevations in the eastern United States, rising more than 6,000 feet above sea level in some parts. It’s a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts who hike and bike its steep trails and brave its rushing rivers.
Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Vintage Vacations: The Southeast’s most legendary and long-standing attractions

Long before a mouse named Mickey showed up in central Florida, the South was dotted with roadside attractions and family-owned amusements. Rock formations, natural springs, botanical gardens, and menageries of animals were the mainstays of vacation fun.
Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens

Plan your next road trip along South Carolina’s coast

Beginning in the early eighteenth century, exports of rice—dubbed Carolina Gold—made South Carolina rich, and the grain remained one of the Deep South’s most important crops until the Civil War.
Aiken, South Carolina

Where to Stay: Spotlight on the Willcox Hotel

While most lobbies serve as a place for visitors to catch their breath after a day on the town, the one at the Willcox is a spot where the town wanders in to unwind.
Mississippi Delta

Must-stop spots in the Mississippi Delta

The Mississippi Delta encompasses some of the continent’s most productive land, its soil fed for millennia by the regular flooding of the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers.
Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Restaurant

Where to Stay: Spotlight on Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Restaurant

This classic inn in the northeast Georgia mountains continues to inspire passion.

Embark on a history-filled weekend retreat in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

From Camel to the Cardinal, the city’s former tobacco industry gives way to tourism.

Letter from the Editor: Small-town charm

Editor-in-Chief Kevin Benefield shares the how and why behind "Small Towns of the South."

Road Trip: West Georgia

A largely rural expanse extending from the peaks of the Pine Mountain Range to the farmlands of Plains, west Georgia is known for its pine forests, pecan groves, and peanut fields. It’s also linked to two American presidents with deep ties to this land. The personal histories of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter are central to the story of the region, so much so that the area is known as Presidential Pathways.

Four Seasons Hotel Miami

The first time I saw the Four Seasons Hotel Miami, I mistook it for a museum. Driving down Brickell Avenue through the city’s gleaming financial district, I spotted a pair of commanding sculptures standing in the building’s lobby.

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