FALL IN THE OUTDOORS

Head south for water sports, golf and more…

The inn and villas of Blackshear Resort look out over a lawn that sweeps down to the water’s edge.

The inn and villas of Blackshear Resort look out over a lawn that sweeps down to the water’s edge.

Before the crisp autumn nights set in for good, the days still provide enough warmth to invite a few […]

CHOW DOWN IN CHARLESTON

A plate-by-plate guide to the Holy City.

In the words of the wise comedian Jim Gaffigan, “Vacation is eating somewhere you’ve never been before.” I was reminded of this sentiment on an hourly basis during my recent trip to Charleston. Sure, there are beautiful beaches, historic churches and gorgeous gardens to explore, but the Holy City shone brightest at its restaurants. And since small plates reign supreme and each hot new restaurant is within walking […]

48 HOURS IN RALEIGH

With a James Beard Award–winning chef and an army of enticing eateries, Raleigh is sitting pretty for a foodie adventure.

Don’t miss The Umstead’s five-star on-site restaurant, Herons.

Don’t miss The Umstead’s five-star on-site restaurant, Herons.

Raleigh, one of three points on North Carolina’s Research Triangle, has long been known for its oak-tree-lined streets and booming business. But today, the city is making a name for […]

Lowcountry links

The perfect harmony of sport and Mother Nature.

The newly opened Harbour Town Clubhouse is home to Links American Grill and the Hall of Champions, which features paintings of every RBC Heritage winner since the tournament’s inception. The newly opened Harbour Town Clubhouse is home to Links American Grill and the Hall of Champions, which features paintings of every RBC Heritage winner since the tournament’s […]

Head for the (North Carolina) hills

Haywood County’s mountain setting takes city dwellers back to nature.

The rolling hills of the Smoky Mountains provide the backdrop for a range of outdoor activities, including hiking, horseback riding and kicking back to breathe in the fragrant air. The rolling hills of the Smoky Mountains provide the backdrop for a range of outdoor activities, including hiking, horseback riding and kicking back to breathe in […]

Connecting man and nature

Callaway Gardens rejuvenates the city dweller’s spirit.

The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens pays homage to the natural wonders of the Appalachian foothills with rich earth tones and architectural elements such as aged wood and fieldstone accents. The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens pays homage to the natural wonders of the Appalachian foothills with rich earth tones and architectural elements such as […]

Live large in Chattanooga

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Nashville’s great … but so is this Tennessee town

By mid October, I had just finished the first month at a new office job, my husband, Jason, was coming off of a major project at work and the two of us were craving a break. We didn’t have many requirements; we just wanted to visit a place close by where we could have fun and enjoy being […]

Season’s greetings from Savannah

Experience the Southern charm of Savannah’s culture and dining scene during holiday festivities

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STORY: Alexa Lampasona

Pastel colonial town-homes shielded by rows of moss- draped live oaks, horse drawn carriages bowling along brick paved streets welcome to Savannah, where centuries old buildings contrast with modern structures designed by the Savannah College of Art and Design. If you’re looking for a charming, Southern holiday retreat, this itinerary […]

Exploring the song and soul of the South

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Top 10 “must-see” attractions in Macon

STORY: Joanne Hayes

On a recent visit to Macon, the central Georgia city just 90 miles south of Buckhead, Southern hospitality was all around. To give Macon its due, I planned out three days to explore. Rich in history, music, festivals and dining, it offers plenty to lure everyone in the family. Here are 10 of the must-stops […]

Affordable abundance

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STORY: Giannina Smith Bedford

Renowned getaways debut mid-priced lodgings

Two of Buckhead’s favorite destinations are making escapes to the coast and mountains a little more reasonable. Sea Island and Highlands, North Carolina’s Old Edwards Inn both launched mid-priced properties this year that, while offering lower cost accommodations, also give visitors access to many of the historic properties’ top-notch amenities. Continuing the same philosophy of […]