The southern states have been a draw for U.S. citizens and foreign travelers alike. Known for great barbecue, country music, jazz and just plain old southern hospitality it seems the door is always open to some new...or old discovery. It hasn't much changed since the civil war if one thinks about it, laid back yet gun toting, God fearing and self-determining at the same time. The south is a contradiction in terms to the nth degree. It has been a privilege to discover the hidden gems included on this page.