Civil Rights History: Nashville Sit-ins

Greensboro, North Carolina, is often considered as the site of the first sit-ins of the American civil rights movement. But, in truth, activists in Nashville carried out the first “test” sit-ins in late 1959. Read on to learn more about Nashville’s role in peaceful demonstrations in the Civil Rights movement.

Touring the Sandy Lowlands: Barbecue, Antiques, and More

Between the Triangle and the beaches are a band of small towns like Wilson which continue to be culturally vital, architecturally interesting, and full of good places to browse for antiques and to gobble up barbecue. Here’s a quick look at the Sandy Lowland’s towns and state parks.

Cinema History in Savannah, Georgia

Beginning in the 1960s, author Jim Morekis covers the history of film in Savannah, from Gator (1975) to Glory (1989) to The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) and beyond.

The Parthenon in Nashville’s Centennial Park

Centennial Park’s life-size replica of the Greek Parthenon is a monument to the creativity and energy of the New South, and also to Nashville’s distinction as the Athens of the South. Read more about the history of Nashville’s Parthenon and reasons why you should go beyond admiring the exterior and step inside.

Live Music Venues in Nashville

From the historic Ryman Auditorium to the must-see Grand Ole Opry to the Bluebird Cafe (where Nashville’s real music magic happens), there are venues large and small for live music lovers in Nashville. Read on for suggestions on the best venues for all tastes.

Moon North Carolina Coast

North Carolina resident and local writer Jason Frye offers his unique perspective on the North Carolina Coast, from beach-combing and bird-watching on the Outer Banks to exploring the culture closer to the mainland. Filled with exciting outdoor excursions—like golfing in Nags Head and hiking in the Croatan National Forest—as well as information on choosing the […]

Horseback Riding in Tucson

Horses are an important part of Tucson history, and riding is the best way to get out and see the desert. Here are two stables in the Tucson area that offer trail rides as well as specialty tours, such as a “campfire ride” or “moonlight ride.”