Southern US

Ship Island Mississippi – history, beaches, national park status
Ship Island Mississippi – history, beaches, national park status

Ship Island Mississippi – history, beaches, national park status

Gulf Islands National Seashore encompasses a number of barrier islands that protect the coastline along Florida and Mississippi from the furies of the Gulf of Mexico. My visit was to West Ship Island off of the coast of Gulfport, MS. There’s…

Little Rock Restaurant Celebrates Original Southern Culture
Little Rock Restaurant Celebrates Original Southern Culture

Little Rock Restaurant Celebrates Original Southern Culture

South on Main is a fun and unusual southern restaurant in Little Rock Arkansas‘ SoMa neighborhood. It’s one of those old neighborhoods that experiences new life in many cities thanks to the arts and some hard-working entrepreneurs and independent restaurants.…

A Spring Garden Tour in Louisiana’s Biedenharn Garden & Museum
A Spring Garden Tour in Louisiana’s Biedenharn Garden & Museum

A Spring Garden Tour in Louisiana’s Biedenharn Garden & Museum

For a big burst of Mother Nature’s color, whatever the season, book a trip to West Monroe Louisiana and a wonderful place called the Biedenharn Museum & Gardens. Spring is especially lovely with nearly 5,000 tulips. But the collection of…

Take a Ride on the Original African Queen in Key Largo Florida
Take a Ride on the Original African Queen in Key Largo Florida

Take a Ride on the Original African Queen in Key Largo Florida

“The African Queen” starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn ranks as 39 in the top 100 movies of the 20th century. And of course, Bogie and Hepburn rank among the top actors of all time in their field. That’s why…

Floyd Virginia – A Quirky Stop on the Crooked Road Music Trail
Floyd Virginia – A Quirky Stop on the Crooked Road Music Trail

Floyd Virginia – A Quirky Stop on the Crooked Road Music Trail

Floyd Virginia is an adorable stop on the Crooked Road Music Trail, a 300 mile “crooked road” that winds its way through scenic southwest Virginia and the richness of country and bluegrass music. You’ll pass through 19 scenic counties and…