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Sip in Southern Style

Photo courtesy Cuppow It's no secret that here at Southern Living we adore mason jars. Whether used to put up jam or pickled okra, for storing odds and ends like buttons and safety pins, or as a shabby chic vase for a floral arrangement, we can't get enough of the Southern staple.  So we were thrilled to learn about Cuppow ($7.99), the latest […]

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My Own Appalachian Trail Journey

My first hike on the AT felt like I stepped into a perfect postcard. October’s blue skies served as a backdrop as I plodded up a steep trail through gold and russet leaves. I was walking up my first rugged mountain: North Carolina’s Standing Indian (5,498 feet) with a group of six friends, and we told stories and sang songs along the […]

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Rope Swing: Locust Fork River

This past weekend my family and I experienced the beauty of the Locust Fork River for the first time. One of Alabama's longest remaining free-flowing rivers, it twists and turns its way between ridges and cliffs just north of Birmingham. Home to several rare aquatic species, including a few stands of the beautiful Cahaba lily, the river meanders lazily in places, while at others its waters rush between […]

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Pensacola: Celebrating 450 Years

  Photo: Robbie Caponneto A 450th birthday calls for some serious celebrating and Pensacola plans to commemorate its founding all year long. The Florida Panhandle city, home to a festive lot of residents well rehearsed in the art of merriment, has planned a slew of events throughout 2009 and in the process remind St. Augustine which city was actually settled […]

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