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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...

Our favorite rural vacation destinations and drives

Whether you’re glamping in the woods, driving a quilt barn trail or helping out with the farm chores on a farmcation, there are great ways to...

Blue Ridge Trout Fest: A small town festival's big impact

The first-ever Blue Ridge Trout Fest attracted more than just crowds when it debuted in 2016; it brought in funds to support a number of local...

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...

10 Charming Farm Vacation Destinations in the South

We profile 10 farm vacation destinations in the South, including horse ranches, an avocado farm, a working cattle ranch and more.

Family homestead becomes farm vacation destination

The homesteaders who own The Farm, a farm vacation destination in Danville, Kentucky, explain how their farm tourism business got started. You can...

Taking a tour on a Southern quilt barns trail

Quilt barns are an American tradition, adding art to the countryside. Learn their history and take a photo tour of some of Tennessee's finest.

Wildseed Farms: The "Disneyland" of Texas flora

Wildseed Farms is the largest working wildflower farm in the country and also produces seeds that can be ordered by catalog. You can visit the...

Walk through history at LSU Rural Life Museum

Museums are all about untouchable paintings, hushed tones, behind-glass artifacts and snooze-inducing history, right? Sometimes, perhaps, but not...

Birding Across the Southern USA | Rethink Rural Blog

The South provides the perfect setting for bird watchers. Grab your binoculars and check out some of these places where Mother Nature has provided...