The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway is a two-lane path that traces the root of the American experience. Drive or cycle it and you’ll follow in the footsteps of Native Americans, Confederate soldiers and others who helped to mold the Southeast and the country into its current form.
This Is My South: The Essential Travel Guide to the Southern States, published by Globe Pequot Press, has over 300 full-color glossy pages. It covers 10 states and their offbeat attractions, unique accommodations, fascinating tours, and old school eateries, made up of places beyond what you’ll find in most other guidebooks.
When you travel, speaking even a little of the local language can totally change your experience. For inspiration to tackle the flashcards before your next trip, read “All Strangers Are Kin,” Zora O’Neill’s memoir of studying Arabic in Egypt, Lebanon, the UAE and Morocco.
Sure, there are the unmissable landmarks such as cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Presidio, the Ferry Building and Coit Tower. But turn the pages and find out which hotels have the hippest bar scenes, what a Mission-style burrito is, and where to shop for tie-dye and local art.