Author: Lauren Flemming

Wildwater Adventure

On a hot summer day, nothing gets adrenaline running through the veins while also keeping things cool quite like the thrill of whitewater rafting. Here’s the South-approved, wild-certified Southern rafting guide! In the foothills of the Appalachian mountains runs the…

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This

Glamping, or glamorous camping, is where nature meets luxury. For those who insist that roughing it is an essential part of the camping experience, we’d argue that the bonus features of glamping — souped-up fire pits, access to enriched outdoor activities, specialty lodging options — only enhance what most love about spending time in the great outdoors. 

A Day in the Life of the South’s Favorite Dawg

With a National Championship under his belt, or in this case collar, this eight-and-a-half-year old dog certainly is living his best life. Being only the second Uga in UGA’s mascot history to be part of this honor, Uga X (aka Que) is probably one of the most well-known college mascots to date since Uga III, the official mascot of the 1980s NCAA Champion Bulldogs team

South’s Greatest Pets 2022

South’s 2022 Greatest Pets contest winners are first responder aids, Ronald McDonald House© volunteers, guardians, AKC show dogs, beloved family members, and best friends.

Smush Your Heart Out

If you’re reading this, there’s a chance you’re one of Smush the Cat’s (@smushofficial) 687,000+ followers on Insta vibing with the masses over Smush’s wit, looks, and mischief (she’s a cat, it’s her love language). Smush’s mom Shannon Jackson explains how this famous, funny feline uses her platform for good.

Looking Back at South’s Greatest Nurses & Medical Professionals 2021

Each of South’s “greatest nurses” describe their profession as a “calling”; some knew their destiny as children, others grew into the healthcare field, inspired by the work of others. These heroes are sharing their experiences, stories and advice from surviving the pandemic and looking forward to the future of healthcare.

​​Sullivan’s Serendipity: An Island Travel Diary

There are few places left in the world you can visit as an outsider and be welcomed as if you were family. Sullivan’s Island is one of those special places where the magic and merit of “Southerness” is preserved. From culture, to history, to nature — the spirit of this island is unlike any other.

GoSouth / Nashville

If you think you know Nashville, it’s time for a new look at the old favorite and bring your appetite while you’re at it. One of the most nicknamed metropolises in the country (emphasis on “country”), the Birthplace of Country Music and Music City, USA has a lengthy list of lesser-known monikers like the “Protestant Vatican” (makes sense – if you know, you know), and the “Hot Chicken Capital.” That last one caught South’s attention as we checked out Prince’s Hot Chicken. We took one for the team and it was worth it! Along with other hot-spots lighting up “The Powder City of the World.” (We swear we’re not making these up.) 

A Breath of Fresh Air

The adventurism that permeates throughout the series is bred from the energy of the Holy City, from the winding waterways to the nooks and crannies of the town. There’s something in the water, breeze and streets — an infectious je ne sais quoi that nourishes and excites the soul.

Eatin' Oysters Has One Shelluva Benefit

Peak oyster season is here, meaning Southerners will be slugging slimy, sweet, salty oysters by the dozen through the “r” months and beyond. While oysters boast exquisite flavor profiles, they are also rich in vitamins and minerals, too. Every oyster offers pearls of health benefits, whether they contain a small, round gem or not.

New Song

International power couple, Keitaro Harada and Yuri Kurashima, have landed in Savannah conducting a new, refreshing song in the Hostess City.

2021 South’s Greatest Kids

Growing up in the South gives a special, magical air to childhood. Being a Southern child means spending a lot of time outdoors, having an innate sense of friendliness, loving animals, and possessing exceptional manners (as their parents tell us).

Healthy Dining

When people think “Southern food,” they tend to think all things buttered, battered and fried. Down-home cooking is often an indulgence — food made with love that puts a few years on the heart. But those who truly know Southern food know the brilliant range of fare native to the region that makes the culinary scene so exciting. This region’s best chefs have the unique privilege of working with a diverse palate of fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create dynamic, flavorful dishes.

COVID Regeneron Treatment

Over the last two years, healthcare has been a battlefield. As people are desperate for neutrality, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals may have forged a middle ground for COVID-19 treatment and prevention.

Born to Die

Clinton Cowart knew from a young age that he was destined for the stage. Some would say he was born to perform. Others told him he was born to die.

Judd Wild Is: A Hollywood Stunt Man

Broken glass in your hair, cartilage floating around your elbows, actually being hit by a car... That’s just one afternoon in the life of a stunt performer. Recently South “ran” into a real, live daredevil and got the lowdown of what really happens on and off the set.

Double (oh!)7

These days, the world needs a little saving (to say the least). As we already know, women wield an innumerable amount of superpowers and are capable of anything from motherhood to CEO status, and everything in between. While each woman is running her own empire — whatever that may be — it can be hard to find time to put a drop-dead look together, too. That’s where the SOS Makeup Kit comes in, like a Robin to any woman’s Batman.

Destination Dining

From Charleston to Savannah, the coastal south has experienced a food revolution in the past decade attracting top chefs from around the country putting their expertise to work while embracing southern recipes. These destinations are worth the drive.

2021 South’s Greatest Restauranteurs

Behind every divine burger, every fish prepared to perfection, every plate of perfectly balanced flavors, is a team of people who make magic happen. South pulls back the curtain on our readers’ favorite dining establishments to reveal the men and women behind it all.

Food Show 2021

If a chef is an artist, then their signature dish is the masterpiece. These featured dishes represent each of these local chef’s favorite regional flavors and secret techniques, with a twist of their own personal style. Let these exceptional dishes inspire your next great Southern meal — or venture out to taste for yourself.

Dine South 2021-22

This year, South magazine’s dining issue is back in full force. We know you missed Savannah's best compilation of the who, what and where of the hottest restaurants in the Lowcountry. From stunning sunset views to the swankiest spots downtown, here is who is serving the best plates around.

Bar Crawl 2021

Let’s face it: not all bars are created equal. Some serve art in a glass, others serve a mean brew. Some are perched in the sky, others are tucked away. Whatever revelry you seek, we’ve got it covered.