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Jennifer Frazier

After 10 years as a travel writer for Southern Living Magazine, Jen Frazier traded in the corporate world to stay home with her two children, three dogs and three hermit crabs.

Now she juggles carpool and laundry with writing for the Great American Country website, AAA Texas Journey Magazine and Texas Monthly Magazine, as well as blogging for thejensource.blogspot.com While she lives in the big metropolis of Dallas, she longs for weekends in the country. To learn more about this award-winning writer (recipient of the Barbara Jordan Award and the Luce Award), visit her website at jennifermfrazier.com

Recent Posts

Birding in South Texas, where Rare Species Flock

Texas's Rio Grande Valley is a hot spot for bird watchers, with its world-renowned World Birding Center scattered over 9 locations in addition to...

Saving the Sea Turtles of South Padre Island, Texas

 How one lady's passion for saving sea turtles has blossomed into a multimillion dollar effort to save the sea turtles of South Padre Island in...

Our Favorite State Parks in the South

We offer a guide to some of the best state parks in the South, including stunning beauties in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.

Our favorite Mississippi State Parks

We review our 6 favorite Mississippi State Parks, which include beautiful lakes, world-class golf courses, even  an early-1800s parkway.

Natural Beauties: Louisiana's State Parks

Louisiana boasts 19 state parks, all of which show off the vast natural beauty of the Bayou State. From a place where you can experience firsthand...

Texas State Parks: Canyons, mountains, even dino tracks

We review six of Texas's best state parks, including parks with canyons, mountains and even a park with what some believe are ancient dinosaur...

Enjoy outdoor life in Georgia's state parks

Mountains, lakes, waterfalls and gorges are among the natural sights to be enjoyed in Georgia's state parks. Our list of 6 favorite Georgia parks.

Florida's best parks have something for every interest

Did you know Florida's state parks include an underwater cave, a Civil War-era fort and even a cigar museum?! Our list of 8 of Florida's most...

7 Ways to Convince Your Spouse to Go Rural

Are you dreaming of country life, but your husband or wife loves the city? We offer seven strong arguments for moving to the country.

Wes Moore follows his heart at Alabama's Alligator Alley

The owner of Alligator Alley used his land to set up the rural attraction as a rescue shelter for alligators and a place where visitors can safely...