The Deep South USA Blog
The Spooky Side of the South
With summer firmly in the rear-view, and the leaves beginning to fall from the trees, it is fast approaching the spookiest time of year. Explore some of the fiendish offerings that can be found across our destinations below. Here are some spooky holiday ideas to start planning for Halloween 2021. Carry on reading at your own peril but we have a reasonable share of ghosts, voodoo and paranormal stories!
12 Unique Autumn Festivals In Louisiana You Won’t Find Anywhere Else
When the humidity starts to lower in Louisiana you can say that autumn – or fall as they say in the States - has officially arrived; the Saints are in the Superdome and the kids are back in school. Which means it’s time for Fall Festivals. Louisiana has some amazing festivals in the entire country. Here are 12 of the best and most unique…
Fall for Coastal Mississippi: The Secret Coast
Autumn on Coastal Mississippi lets you discover a region that is perfectly poised to surprise and delight, offering all the relaxation, adventure and variety that travellers want & need.
Fall in Kentucky
If you are looking for a spectacular display of fall colours, Kentucky has a lot to offer. The extensive number of forests (47% of Kentucky’s land area) are known for their bright fall colours & provide unforgettable views and photo opportunities. Colours start changing as early as September in the high elevations of the eastern mountains and slowly make their way west, where fall arrives during October and early November.
We made Kentucky Derby Pie!
We now turn to our culinary news desk for a bake-off. And oh boy: they’re making Kentucky Derby Pie, which gives you crunchy nuts, gooey chocolate and crumbly buttery crust in every bite. Whether you are watching the Kentucky Derby – this Saturday! – or just looking for a delicious and easy dessert recipe, this tasty piece of Southern tradition is for you.
Kentucky's Equestrian Heritage
Everyone knows Kentucky has the greatest two minutes of horse racing each year - the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs - but there is so much more to discover when it comes to Kentucky’s Equestrian Heritage.
Elvis Week 2020 Update
We are unable to visit Memphis this year for Elvis Week, but we are excited to announce the first-ever Virtual Elvis Week! Everyone around the world can enjoy the fun and camaraderie of Elvis Week in a closed Facebook group. From those who have never been, to those who visit every year: here is your chance to celebrate Elvis and a shared fan ship together.
Mississippi's Majestic Water
The rivers and streams throughout Mississippi offer some of the most scenic and serene adventures you can experience off the beaten path, and you'll will rediscover the great Mississippi outdoors.
The Natural Wonders of Kentucky
Kentucky is known for many things: the Kentucky Derby, the birthplace of bourbon, Muhammad Ali and bluegrass music, to name a few. Hiking and outdoor adventures are not the first things that come to mind when thinking about Kentucky - but they should be!
Mississippi bites and where to try them
Visitors travel to Mississippi to soak up history and bask in the blues. But they also plan to sample some Southern delights and eat – a lot! From the Tennessee border to the Gulf Coast’s edge, cooks and award-winning chefs are eager to share a taste of their heritage, with an ample helping of Southern hospitality on the side!