The Queen City

AFTER FORTY YEARS OF BEING A SLEEPY LITTLE TOWN, MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI, A HIDDEN GEM ON THE AMTRAK RAILROAD LINE, FINDS IT HAS AWAKENED TO A FAIRYTALE-LIKE REALITY.     The story begins when the Threefoot Hotel opened its doors in November 2021 in a festive grand opening in Meridian’s historic downtown. Decades in the making,

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Visit Natchez

Natchez, Mississippi, is your getaway full of fun, safe, and socially distant activities to get you out of the house and into something new. We know precisely how much cabin fever everyone has developed, and we invite you to visit responsibly and discover the very best of our pandemic-sensitive places, events, and spaces.   High

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Discover Greenwood, Mississippi Where The Spirit of Food, Music and History Lives On

  We’re one of those cute blogger couples you follow on Instagram.  I cover food. Ines covers travel. We write about restaurant openings and trending hot spots. We used to think our job required flying to big cities and foreign countries. Then, the pandemic hit and suddenly the American passport was useless. So, we rented

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10 Inspiring Reasons to Visit Clarksville, TN this Fall

From a bustling downtown to relaxing country drives framed by extravagant fall color, Clarksville, Tenn. is a favorite mid-south fall road trip. If your getaway wish-list includes off-the-beaten-path but convenient, affordable with plenty to do, natural beauty and not too crowded, Clarksville checks all your boxes.   Let these ideas inspire you to start planning

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Fall Festivals Full of Friends, Family and Fun!

While Fredericksburg, TX boasts over 400 festivals and events annually, the fall season brings a few signature celebrations that many loyal visitors simply refuse to miss.   This year Fredericksburg’s Annual Oktoberfest, running October 4, 5 and 6, will celebrate 39 years. It’s the festival of all festivals in Fredericksburg, setting the standard for German-style

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Top It Off!

Whether you consider it a décor decision gone awry or a hobby that got out of hand, the allure of this mug covered cabin is unmistakable.   Located at the end of a dirt and gravel road, this cabin in the woods is not the expectation for rural North Carolina.  Well, maybe anywhere. While visiting

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The Planter Poet

Part poet, part farmer, Bryon Herbert Reece was a riddle to the small mountain community in which he grew up.   Born in 1917 in a one-room cabin on Wolf Creek near Blairsville, Georgia, Reece was destined to be a farmer like his father before him. His family grew potatoes, beans, corn, rye, apples, chickens,

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Rock Show

It all started with an unwanted boulder.  New road construction near the small community of Hollywood, AL. left a boulder deposited on the property of farmer Leonard Dawson. But as he looked at the boulder and pondered what to do with it, he saw a rooster take shape, instead.   Deciding to move it in front

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Into the Woods

Near a cascading waterfall at Lula Lake on Lookout Mountain, Georgia, a long stretch of rustic gray wooden tables is tucked in a blissfully shady corridor between two high rock walls, waiting for the 150 guests who’ll be here soon. Late-afternoon shadows and patches of sun bathe the metallic gold tableware, bottles of wine, and

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Out of This World

Born in 1908, outside of Buena Vista, Georgia, a small community near Columbus, Eddie Owens Martin ran away to New York City in his early teens, where he worked odd jobs, delved into the drag queen scene, was a merchant seaman and even studied dance. While it’s quite the combination of experiences, nothing compares to his adventure with the

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A City in Bloom

Andalusia, Alabama Much like the flower of the Southern Magnolia, Andalusia, Alabama, is a city in bloom. Nestled between the pine boughs and cotton fields of South Alabama, Andalusia is situated at the confluence of the Wiregrass and the BlackBelt. Mirroring the contrast of the milky white magnolia blossom against the waxy green leaves, Andalusia’s

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Museum For Dummies

To say Vent Haven is the only museum of its kind in the world would be an understatement. In this unique place you will find over 800 ventriloquist figures or “dummies”. Lining its walls are hundreds of publicity photos of vents (short for ventriloquists) and their dummies. It also houses a vast collection of vent-related books, some of which

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Lauren Rogers Museum

Laurel, Mississippi The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art opened as Mississippi’s first art museum in 1923 and is nestled among the live oak trees of Laurel’s beautiful historic district adjacent to downtown.  Founded by the timber family, which settled the town, the museum boasts nationally known collections of American and European paintings, Native American baskets,

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