Holiday, USA: Festive Southern Town Names

A few of our favorite holiday-named Southern locales that wear their yuletide spirit proudly

Arts & Culture

The Caladium Capital of the World

Celebrate the plant’s deep-rooted Florida history in Lake Placid

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G&G Party Pics

B4 Weekend 2015

A classic Old Florida beach weekend


Small-Town Escapes: Winter Park, FL

Not even Disney could manufacture this urban village’s brand of magic

Fork in the Road

The Other Cuban Sammy

Miami’s contribution to burger culture, the frita may not have gone national yet. But it should


Tangled Up in Indigo

Since first encountering an indigo snake as a boy, the author has been haunted by this all-but-extinct vestige of the Southern wild, once as much a part of the landscape as the longleaf pine. For fifty years he has walked the woods in search of an indigo, with an eye to the ground and, at long last, a little help from perhaps the only group in the world trying to save them

What's in Season

Soft-Shell Crawfish

Though less well-known than their crab counterparts, soft-shell crawfish are a superb springtime delicacy

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Land & Conservation

Tangled Up in Indigo

On the trail of an endangered species


Back-Road Trip: Highway 98 (Tallahassee to Apalachicola)

Plug these detour-worthy destinations into your GPS

Anatomy of a Classic

Benne Seed Peanut Butter Balls

Benne seeds and chile-kicked chocolate raise the bar on a traditional party-time treat



Behind the Bar: The Seelbach

Learn to make this classic cocktail of bourbon, bitters, and bubbles

Food & Drink

Requiem for a Fish Sandwich

For many Southerners, nothing goes quite as well with summer as a fresh grouper sandwich. But these days finding the real thing can be hit or miss


Fly Fishing in the Florida Keys

Instructors at Sandy Moret's Islamorada school share their most memorable moments

Sporting Scene

Sporting Scene: Hickory Golf

A growing group of golf classicists are swapping steel for hickory


Classic Cocktail: Spicy Shrub Paloma

A kicked-up version of the Tex-Mex staple


Winter Adventure in the Everglades

Escape to Florida’s Cape Sable peninsula

Land & Conservation

Squeeze Play: Pythons

They’re big, they’re breeding, and they don’t belong. So to combat the invasive Burmese python, Florida officials invited all comers to take on the Everglades’ most notorious outlaws

Fork in the Road

Tastes Like Summer

The Pizza Bar serves up a slice of Old Florida


Heart of the Keys: The Moorings Village & Spa

A coconut plantation turned private island resort in Islamorada, Florida

Land & Conservation

Carl Hiaasen: The Last Great Howler

Carl Hiaasen has spent a lifetime railing against corrupt politicians and the wanton destruction of Florida’s natural riches. Along the way he’s become one of the country’s most successful novelists, not to mention one hell of a fly fisherman