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Mississippi Delta Blues Trail

An American Pilgrimage, Part 1. How history and culture gave rise to the blues. By Renée S. Gordon “The history of a people is found in its songs.” — George Jellinek There is no region in the country that is more distinctive and descriptive of a significant African...

Surry Sonker Trail

New North Carolina trail showcases a tasty confection. North Carolina’s newest culinary trail showcases a heritage food passed down from generation to generation in Surry County. The Surry Sonker Trail leads visitors to several places that serve sonker, a cobbler-esque dessert unique to the county. Seven...

Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway

by Katie DeTar Milepost 0: Waynesboro, VA. My Husband, David, pulls the call to the side of the road, pausing. “I just need a moment before we go back to reality,” he says. “I’m just not ready.” I agree. I need one more deep breath, one...

Taste of Virginia

Good eats (and sips!) in the western part of the state. By Hope S. Philbrick If you’re planning to drive Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains, as I did earlier this year—a highly enjoyable road trip—you’ll want to stop and eat along the route. Here...

West Virginia

Meet the Appalachian state. John Denver considered it “almost heaven;” tourism folks have tagged it “wild and wonderful.” By Hope S. Philbrick West Virginia wants to be your friend. How else to explain the fact that it’s billed as the northernmost Southern state, southernmost Northern state, easternmost...

Ohio Wine Country

By Katie DeTar To say that the wines in Eastern Ohio’s Lake County were a pleasant surprise would be an understatement. It’s a generally accepted fact that a good red wine is hard to produce outside of a sun-drenched region. But on a recent early...

Lebanon, Kentucky

Three essential Bourbon Trail stops in the heart of Kentucky. By Hope S. Philbrick Located in the center of the state, Lebanon markets itself as the “Heart of the Bourbon Belt,” the epicenter of barrel and bourbon making. It’s no mere boast. Lebanon is an official trailhead of...

Quick Stop: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

By Hope S. Philbrick We spent 22 hours in Sioux Falls, South Dakota—eight of them asleep. Though a longer visit is in order, if your road trip from Point A to Point B passes through Sioux Falls, heed our advice to make the most of an...

On The River

By Hope S. Philbrick Since childhood, I’ve dreamed of being like Mark Twain. Perhaps writing isn’t the best way for me to mimic him, though. Maybe I should captain a barge down the mighty Mississippi River. Apparently, I’m really good at it. “Wow!” exclaimed my host in...