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Today’s Craig Melvin looks back at his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina

As a co-host for Today’s third hour and news anchor for Today and MSNBC Live, Craig Melvin has reported live from the Summer Olympics in Rio, the Notre-Dame cathedral fire in Paris, and three presidential inaugurations. The assignment closest to his heart? A trip back to Columbia, South Carolina, for a “Hometown Glory” segment in 2019.

5 elite golf pros reveal their favorite public golf courses around the South

No need to be a pro to tee up at these five courses

Abundant outdoor adventures and a burgeoning creative scene make Chattanooga an ideal weekend getaway

Nestled on a picturesque riverbend in the Appalachian foothills, this cheerily named town has long delighted the young at heart.

Are you a “monogramaniac”? A closer look at the timeless Southern fashion statement

Proudly stitched, stamped, or stuck on tea towels and baby clothes, luggage and stationery, even the rear windows of cars, monograms are ubiquitous in the South.

A road trip along Georgia’s coast invites travelers to take a walk on the wild side

Georgia’s coast has long called to visitors with its rich cultural history and world-class hospitality. But there’s another side, a wilder side, to this 110-mile stretch of coastline and its fifteen barrier islands, which holds its own timeless appeal.

Inn Spotlight: Jackson, Mississippi’s Fairview Inn

Tina Fortenberry wasn’t expecting to find a home away from home when she stepped into the Fairview Inn in 2012. “I walked into the room and was spellbound,” she says.

Ben and Erin Napier, stars of HGTV’s Home Town, on their love for Laurel, Mississippi—and each other

Before 2017, Laurel, Mississippi, was rarely, if ever, on the minds of people who didn’t live there. It certainly didn’t attract travelers from around the world. But thanks to Ben and Erin Napier, stars of HGTV’s Home Town, it is now a popular destination.

Five fun farms around the Southeast

These agricultural attractions are the cream of the crop.

Our Favorite Things: 99 of our top spots in the South

Since Southbound debuted in 2013, our staff and contributors have logged thousands of miles, consumed millions of calories, and taken countless notes and photos to showcase the very best destinations around the region. Although every place we’ve covered is special, some left a particularly powerful impression. Here, we give you the best of the very best, our favorite spots in the South.

Meet all creatures great and small at these 5 zoos around the South

Open since 1889, Zoo Atlanta has several claims to fame—three of them being its beloved giant pandas. (This zoo is one of only three in the country that houses the vulnerable species.)

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