This week the travel team reflected on all the wonderful places we had the opportunity to visit this year. Among the 10 staff writers and photographers, we have touched ground on every state in our region, traveling a total of 189,000 miles this year—that’s like circling the world 7.5 times!
We navigated Virginia’s hairpin turns, where every passing vista promises to be prettier than the last. We’ve woken up at the crack of dawn to catch planes and climb in rental cars that would take us closer to the heart of the Louisiana bayou, to meet Tennessee farmers and crafters, to judge oyster competitions on the Gulf. We’ve hopped around small towns in North Carolina, Georgia, and Missouri in search for the perfect trips for you. And we still don’t feel like we’ve tipped the iceberg on exploring the cultural riches the South has to offer.
As we plan our trips for the upcoming year, we want to know where you think we should visit next? Is there a charming small town, or an artisan craft maker in your area we have to meet? Is your neighborhood on the verge of a renaissance, or do you know of the best little road food stop below the Mason-Dixon line? Tell us all about it in the comments!