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Summer

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Food & Drink

Summer in the South: 20 Must-Try Recipes

From backyard barbecues to neighborhood potlucks, these dishes will feed you well into fall

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Southern Style

Summer Style: Make a Splash

Everything to while away a day by the water, from hats and towels to swimsuits and eyewear—plus the swankiest pool float under the sun

The High & the Low

Hello Mother, Hello Father…

A few words from a very unhappy camper

Travel

Low-Key Southern Lake Escapes

These laid-back lakes make for the perfect weekend getaway

Music

Summer’s Must-Hear Music

With all due respect to the annual “song of summer,” the season needs more than just one song

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Southern Style

Good Hunting: Summer Style

From a quiet morning on the porch to evening cocktails in the garden, enjoy summer in the South in style

Travel

Guide to Summer in the South

Thirty-six ideas for waterborne adventure that will have you soaking up every last drop of summer

Travel

The Perfect Summer: Cummins Falls

A hidden swimming hole in Tennessee

Travel

The Perfect Summer: Lake Life

Three Southern spots for cool water and mountain magic

Travel

The Perfect Summer: Hotel Pools

These spots are worth the price of a room

Travel

The Perfect Summer: Secret Spot

The author’s favorite swimming hole

Entertaining

The Perfect Summer: The Backyard Escape

What it’s like to own a pool

Travel

The Perfect Summer: Southern Watering Holes

Liquid refreshment, by the bayou or the beach