Southern US

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…

Hank Williams and the Historic Burger Bar in Bristol, Virginia
Hank Williams and the Historic Burger Bar in Bristol, Virginia

Hank Williams and the Historic Burger Bar in Bristol, Virginia

The Burger Bar in Bristol, Virginia has been slinging burgers and fries in this small Appalachian community since 1942. And mighty fine burgers they are. But it was a late night guest on New Year’s Eve 1952 that put the…

Little Rock’s Central High School – Why You Need to Go
Little Rock’s Central High School – Why You Need to Go

Little Rock’s Central High School – Why You Need to Go

One of the best books I’ve ever read is “Warriors Don’t Cry” by Melba Pattillo Beals. It’s a little story about her freshman year in high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. Ya, we can all tell stories about those rotten…

Two Must Try Restaurants in Raleigh North Carolina
Two Must Try Restaurants in Raleigh North Carolina

Two Must Try Restaurants in Raleigh North Carolina

When your travels take you to Raleigh North Carolina, a vibrant little city with a flourishing independent restaurant scene, there are two long-term, well-established eateries I highly recommend for reasons that are just in part about their food. This post…

Make Your Own Souvenirs from the Beaches of South Walton County Florida
Make Your Own Souvenirs from the Beaches of South Walton County Florida

Make Your Own Souvenirs from the Beaches of South Walton County Florida

Souvenirs from our travels fill my office and our home, reminding me of how blessed we have been to explore the world to the degree we have. I can’t pick a favorite (a troll from Norway who keeps eyeing me…

Why Stay at this Historic Boutique Hotel in Winston-Salem, NC
Why Stay at this Historic Boutique Hotel in Winston-Salem, NC

Why Stay at this Historic Boutique Hotel in Winston-Salem, NC

When traveling anywhere near Winston-Salem, NC, there’s no need to stay in a traditional, cookie-cutter chain hotel when there is a charming boutique hotel like The Brookstown Inn to lay your head. One of the oldest structures in the city,…