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Not Just a Nut: 9 things you may not know about pecans

With a harvest season that runs from late September through November, pecans are an essential element of fall spreads, from pecan pie to pecan-flecked sweet potato casserole.

Where to Stay: Old Edwards Inn and Spa

"Come on in! I’ll get y’all some Champagne,” calls a bellman. My husband and I have arrived at Old Edwards Inn and Spa in downtown Highlands, North Carolina, for a quick getaway.

Spirited Fun: Ghost hunters reveal some of the liveliest places in their cities

These lively haunts may not be spooky, but they're certainly fun.

Embark on an Alpine adventure in Helen, Georgia

In 1968, the tiny mountain town of Helen was dying. Over lunch, three local businessmen decided the town needed to add some street appeal if it hoped to capture the interests of passersby. By the time the leaves began to turn in 1969, Alpine Helen was born.

Recipe: James Beard Award winner Dolester Miles’s famous coconut cake

Dolester Miles grew up in Bessemer, Alabama, making Southern layer cakes with her mother and aunt using only a hand mixer. Today, Miles is one of America's best bakers.

Want Food, Will Travel: 8 Southern plates worth the drive—or flight

Would you jet to Miami for a Cuban hamburger? Take a trip to Savannah for foie gras and grits? How about head to Asheville for a whole-hog pulled-pork plate? Some dishes are so remarkable, they’re worth traveling that extra mile—or even hundreds of miles.

Get away from the city (and your cell phone) at this new tiny cabin retreat

Getaway is a national chain offering remote forest retreats in the Chattahoochee National Forest near Suches. The 57-acre Georgia outpost hosts Scandinavian-chic “cabins."

Party Lakes

What is there to do at Lake Lanier? Savor fresh fish tacos and peach mojitos at Fish Tales Lakeside Grille, go jet skiing, and watch the sunset while jamming to music at Landshark Landing. Also, here's what to do at Lake Martin and Robin Lake.
Escape to the Lake: Lake Oconee

Resort Lakes

What is there to do at Lake Oconee? Rent a double-decker pontoon boat with a slide, take a dip at the Sandbar, or enjoy dinner at National Tavern. Also, here's what to do at Lake Keowee and Lake Hartwell.

The Dwell Hotel
Marked by top-notch service and designed to the hilt, these hotels aren’t just a place to stay; they’re stylish destinations in their own right. Our top five picks—all opened within the last year—are within 330 miles of Atlanta for a chic weekend escape. Read the full list.


Georgia’s landscape has everything from the rugged Appalachians to granite monadnocks and shady creekside trails. We whittled it down to 12 great hikes, fit for an experienced backpacker, day-tripper, or even an urban crusader (two are ITP!). Discover scenic spots and find out which trail is Georgia's toughest. Get out there and hike

Not Just a Nut: 9 things you may not know about pecans

With a harvest season that runs from late September through November, pecans are an essential element of fall spreads, from pecan pie to pecan-flecked sweet potato casserole.