My South with The Globalite


The Globalite

, Sonya Lai and I are hitting the road! By the time you read this, we'll have already hit the road. I mean, I literally just posted a photo I took of her. God forbid, I do anything in a timely manner. That's far too much organization and commitment. I work people! I didn't quit my career for this. Plus, it nice to spend some time enjoying your travels before rushing back to the computer like a mad woman and pounding out reviews and travel guide after guide. Somewhere in the flurry of words, it's important to make sure to take in the moments. And sit down with a thesaurus later crying because you should have taken more notes. Just me? Okay. But there are plenty of photos. So fill those gaps we will. Just Kidding.

The architectural details on this beauty are simply amazing. #VisitSavannah [📸: @thetworiveras]

So, we whipped out a map (virtually) and I picked a few of my favorite places to show her the what I consider MY South. Now don't be offended, because I couldn't show her every awesome city we have to offer (we don't have that kind of time.) But with a week to get on the road and drive (yes, we drove!) we had to pick some strategic yet fun and different locations. So without further ado, I present MY SOUTH. I'll be doing a part DOS in the fall to include some very important locale but from an Instagrammable, not breaking down my whole origin story point of view, consider this Round UNO.

This list only includes very specific locations that we patronized and spent significant time. Not the general strolls and scenic spots such a Rainbow Row and Mercer House. Read about those under their respective city recaps.


1 . Charlotte, North Carolina - Suarez Bakery,Kindred Davidson

2. Asheville, NC- Lunch at Veganfest. The most Asheville that Asheville has ever Asheville.

3. Cashiers, NC- Mountainviews at High Hampton Inn

4. Jekyll Island, GA- Driftwood BeachTortuga Jacks and Jekyll Island Club

5. Savannah, GA- Old Savannah ToursSoho South CafeMansion on Forsyth Park

6. Braselton. GA- Chateau Elan

7. Charleston, SC- Inn at Middleton Place and 5 Church Charleston