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Ritz Carlton Amelia

Where to Stay: Resort spotlight on The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

In this era of beanie-wearing bellmen, disco-ball lobbies, and turntables in every guest room, it’s comforting to know some resorts remain unapologetically classic. One such resort is the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
Julia Reed

Editor and writer Julia Reed on her hometown culinary favorites

“There are very few times when I'm not on the road," says Julia Reed. As if to illustrate the point: She’s pausing for this interview while on a whirlwind tour promoting her fifth book, South Toward Home, a collection of wry essays chronicling the people, places, and traditions of the South.
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Art, literature, and good eats abound on a weekend getaway to Oxford, Mississippi

It may seem odd to call a town of 23,000 a cultural destination. But Oxford, Mississippi, is indeed a place of deep and enduring culture. Square Books, which opened on the historic courthouse square in 1979, is one of the nation’s top booksellers. Vishwesh Bhatt, an Indian immigrant at the helm of Oxford’s Snackbar, was a 2018 James Beard finalist for Best Chef in the South.
Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

10 spots to scope out on a road trip through west central Florida

For decades, recreational boaters referred to west central Florida as the “lonesome leg.” Today, the area is known as Florida’s Nature Coast, and it attracts adventurers eager to explore its renowned wildlife parks and nature preserves, crystal-clear springs and blackwater rivers.

Waffle House: 7 fun facts about this widely loved Southern staple

If you’ve ever had the midnight munchies, you’re probably a fan of this Southern mainstay.
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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.
Urban Cowboy, Nashville, Tennessee

Where to Stay: Inn spotlight on Tennessee’s Urban Cowboy

Everything about this bed and breakfast screams cool—from its location, East Nashville, to the complimentary Belle Meade bourbon it offers at check-in.
Nashville, Tennessee

Local TV news personalities share favorite destinations for under-the-radar fun

Kelly Sutton Host, Today in Nashville on WSMV News 4 Nashville, Tennessee "My husband, daughter, and I either play tourist in downtown Nashville or visit Cheekwood Estate & Gardens. It's a beautiful historic mansion and botanical garden...
John C. Campbell Folk School

John C. Campbell Folk School helps campers connect with their creative side

There I stood on stage, palms sweating, sheet music in front of me. I'd spent a long weekend studying songwriting, and the days of practicing and planning had come down to this.
Porsche Experience Center

Porsche Experience Center lets visitors tear up the track

I'm behind the wheel of a bright-white Porsche 911 Carrera S worth roughly $150,000. It's a beautiful Saturday in Atlanta, and I'm ready to tear up the track.

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