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If you think pimento cheese is undeniably Southern—well, you’re wrong. According to expert Emily Wallace, who penned her thesis on the spread’s history, the “pâté of the South” was actually invented in New York in the early twentieth century.
Though he has lived in sizable metropoles including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Toronto (where he’s filming his current sci-fi horror series V Wars), nothing comes close to the allure of the tiny towns in southeastern Louisiana that provided the backdrop for his formative years.
In the South, there’s plenty of shoreline to satisfy that deep yearning, but some Southern beaches are more tucked-away than others. In fact, that’s part of their charm. We’ve tracked down some of these hidden gems, and we think you’ll agree they were well worth the search.
Within a two-hour drive from Atlanta, an adventurous yet relaxing retreat awaits along the beautiful shores of Georgia’s Lake Country. With a combined 35,000 acres of glistening waters, Georgia’s Lake Country beckons sunshine lovers...
Not all islands are created equal. Nestled off of Florida’s northeast coast, Amelia Island is an exquisite blend of beautiful beaches, natural preserves, and fine dining. With all of its unique offerings, it’s no...
For over 100 years, travelers have come to South Carolina’s Hammock Coast for a taste of the Lowcountry life, enjoying its beaches and historic landmarks. There is no shortage of things to see and...
"On that night, under that starlit sky, the sound of the water lapping against the dock, I felt a prescient sense of peace."
"Mobile’s Carnival is approachable. It’s very family-friendly. Also, the parade floats and costume designs change each year. That’s something special."
“I’ve always depended on the kindness of strangers.” Among the most memorable lines penned by Southern playwright Tennessee Williams, it also expresses the reception visitors may expect when touring his birthplace of Columbus, Mississippi.