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Southern Pit Stops for Thanksgiving Travel

Editors' Picks: Southern Pit Stops for Thanksgiving Travel By Elizabeth HutchisonNovember 25, 2015 Perhaps more than any other holiday, Thanksgiving prompts us to hit the highway. AAA anticipates nearly 47 million Americans will get behind the wheel this week—and considering the South’s deep-rooted appreciation for food and family, we’d be willing to wager that [...]

Southern Hospitality

Southern hospitality, history and heart run deep through the region Where's the chicken? Irene Lechowitzky August 15, 2004 A trip to the Deep South is more than the mere sum of its air mileage points: It's a journey of the heart. There's the tug on the heartstrings from the ghosts of the Civil War, there's [...]

Enchanting Lady

  Enchanting Lady Savannah oozes Southern charm, but beware of the ghosts after dark By Cassandra Sherrill JOURNAL REPORTER Savannah drips with Spanish moss. And in the summer, it drips with humidity - not that Savannah would ever admit to so gauche a thing. No, if anything, Savannah simply "feels the heat," like any proper [...]

Simon Place

Simon Place offers unique trinkets and treasures by Carolynne Fitzpatrick Staff Writer Sep. 24, 2004 There's a new treasure trove in town that wants to meet your trinket and collectible needs: Simon Place, run by Judy Simon, of Mount Airy. This store will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 25, and visitors can stop [...]

Scenic River Cruises

Scenic river cruises blend past with present Thursday, September 23, 2004 CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) -- Rivers were natural highways for early Americans. Now some of these storied waterways host overnight and multi-day cruises where recreational travelers can get a mix of the past and present, learn about history and enjoy scenery that changes with the [...]

Beautiful Beaufort

Beautiful Beaufort Low-key coastal town whose ambience says that it's Deep South By Cassandra Sherrill JOURNAL REPORTER Friday, October 1, 2004 BEAUFORT, S.C. - Although it might not seem so today, Beaufort was once a party town. Plantation owners built homes here in the 18th and early 19th centuries so that they could spend the [...]

Cypress Gardens

Gardens' Gates Have Reopened By DAVE NICHOLSON Nov 27, 2004 WINTER HAVEN - As a picture-perfect day unfolded, the Bailey family, of Chicago, settled on a sunny hill to watch the water-ski show at the reborn Cypress Gardens Adventure Park. Tourists such as Greg and Julie Bailey and their 2 1/2-year- old son, Jack, may [...]

Georgia On Our Minds

Georgia on Our Minds: Savannah Offers an Array of Post-Winter Treats By Maureen Clarke February 15, 2005 Savannah, the city of genteel, beautifully preserved antebellum quads, is anything but square. Even its prettiest, most proper attributes come rigged with a deliciously seedy underbelly. It's a city so lovely Sherman famously spared it on his devastating [...]


Eating your way through Charleston Monday, February 07, 2005 By Beth Macy The Roanoke Times Abundant in food and history, Charleston offers tourists more than their fill of things to do, even in winter. In the past 12 months, we've traveled to Charleston, S.C., in two very different ways. The first, in celebration of a [...]

Music City USA

Music City USA By Craig Guillot SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In downtown Nashville, it's just as common to see people walking with guitars as with briefcases. After all, music is one of this city's top commodities, and it has been that way for more than half a century. Back in 1950, [...]