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How One Couple Built the Barn Event Venue of Their Dreams | Rethink:Rural Blog

Discover how one couple transformed their property by building a barn event venue for weddings and other parties, and their advice for how you...

The Painted Churches of Texas

Though unassuming from the outside, these four churches, less than a two-hour drive from Austin, boast awe-inspiring interiors.

Aunique Ranch: A Horse Rancher’s Paradise in New Waverly, TX

One couple shares their story of buying their dream property and turning it into a horse breeding and sales business, a haying operation and a...

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...

8 Charming Tiny House Rentals in the South

We review some of the best tiny house vacation rentals where you can "try before you buy" tiny home living in the Southern United States.

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.