Come tour the South as you've never seen it before, from the unique perspective of Starr Smith, the South's premier travel writer, and one of the best known in America.
In this big book, illustrated with dozens of Smith's own photos, you'll visit fascinating homes, museums, parks, and cities. You'll get an insider's view of famous spots like the Biltmore Estate, Colonial Williamsburg, and Brennan's Restaurant -- and a splendid tour of New Orleans, Smith's favorite city. But you'll also visit places new to many people, including the Bear Bryant Museum, a modern-day steamboat on the Mississippi River, and the National Civil Rights Museum. Smith's visit to the magnificent homes of Beaufort, South Carolina, which were recently made famous as backdrops for numerous movies, is a saga in itself.
When your trip is over, you'll have seen some of the most spectacular places, and met the most unforgettable people, you will ever see. But this is no simple guidebook. Smith looks deeply into his subjects and gives an emotional account of places he has not only seen and studied, but grown to love during his years on the road. Rarely does a reader have an opportunity like this to travel at the side of a master.