My South with 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.
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Sonya and I are old Instagram buddies. I'm constantly telling everyone who will listen to come to the South and she messaged me one day saying she'd be working with Reservations.com and thought all of our colorfulhouses and sundresses deserved a closer look. She wasn't wrong. They're cute. And so are our hats and dresses. We're downright adorable down South.
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.
2. Asheville, NC- Lunch at Veganfest. The most Asheville that Asheville has ever Asheville.
3. Cashiers, NC- Mountainviews at High Hampton Inn
6. Braselton. GA- Chateau Elan