Around the South

Easter at Rippavilla Plantation
By March 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Easter at Rippavilla Plantation

Looking for a memorable way to spend part of your Easter this year? Hop on down to Spring Hill, Tennessee for a perfect southern brunch at a restored Civil War era plantation. PHOTOGRAPHS BY: RIPPAVILLA PLANTATION WRITTEN BY: SOUTHERN GUIDE TO LIFE Spring Hill, TN – Just south of Franklin in the community of Spring Hill, is […]

Around the South: January 2016
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Around the South: January 2016

Photo Credit: Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort   TENNESSEE Tennessee Special Olympic Winter Games The 2016 State Winter Games will be held Jan. 31- Feb. 2 at Ober Gatlinburg. Over 150 athletes with intellectual disabilities will compete in Alpine skiing, snowboarding and Speed Skating in divisions based on age and ability. On Sunday night, the public […]

Around the South: The Villa Marre
By November 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Around the South: The Villa Marre

If the house looks familiar it should. It was shown in virtually every Designing Women episode as the face of the Sugarbaker Design Firm. PHOTOGRAPHS BY: The Villa Marre WRITTEN BY: Southern Guide to Life Little Rock, AR – Famous as the home of the fictional Atlanta-based Sugarbaker Design Firm in television’s long running ‘Designing Women,’ The […]

Nashville: America’s Largest Fireworks Show
By June 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Nashville: America’s Largest Fireworks Show

Forget the Big Apple and even the nation’s Capital, this year the biggest Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza in the country will take place in the heart of the South. Written by: Southern Guide to Life Photographs via: Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. Nashville, TN – Forget the Big Apple and even the nation’s Capital, this […]

An Unlikely Friendship
By December 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

An Unlikely Friendship

Sometimes in the hardest of circumstances, unlikely friendships are formed that may defy common logic but not the beautiful symmetry of life. PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary WRITTEN BY: Southern Guide to Life Locust Grove, GA – Baloo the bear, Leo the lion, and Shere Khan the tiger were seized from a drug dealer […]

Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival
By September 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival

For the last 18 years, Atlanta has played host to the Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, a competition steeped in 2,300 years of colorful history and adrenaline-pumping action. PHOTOGRAPH: KUN PHOTOGRAPHY via ATLANTA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL WRITTEN BY SOUTHERN GUIDE TO LIFE Gainesville, GA – On September 13th, Lake Lanier Olympic Venue in Gainesville, just north of Atlanta, will […]

Monica Schmelter: Becoming a Woman of Virtue (Part 2)
By February 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Monica Schmelter: Becoming a Woman of Virtue (Part 2)

Monica Schmelter continues her life changing Bible Study on ‘Becoming a Woman of Virtue.’  WRITTEN BY: Monica Schmelter Becoming a virtuous woman can seem like a lofty goal or impossible dream.  If we list the responsibilities of most women they include caring for family, juggling a household, earning a living, solving problems, and the list goes […]

Halloween: West Virginia Style
By October 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Halloween: West Virginia Style

With a little creativity and a lot of pumpkins, one man has turned his small West Virginia town into an international tourist destination. PHOTOGRAPH VIA K-C AUTUMNFEST WRITTEN BY SOUTHERN GUIDE TO LIFE Kenova, WV – Where the Big Sandy River flows into the Ohio, three states converge on a single point of land.  The […]

Pumpkin Patch to Help Fight Childhood Cancer
By October 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Pumpkin Patch to Help Fight Childhood Cancer

What are the Fall holidays without pumpkins?  To celebrate the season and help make a difference, stop by the Cooper Trooper Foundation’s Pumpkin Patch in Franklin, Tennessee. WRITTEN BY: MARSHA JONES PHOTOGRAPH VIA FACEBOOK Franklin, TN –  Each year, the Cooper Trooper Foundation hosts an annual pumpkin sale to raise money for their Pediatric Cancer […]

Around the South: September 2013
By August 31, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Around the South: September 2013

Find out what’s going on around the South this September. Photograph by: Tibor Fazakas Alabama Decatur Riverfest (Decatur – Sept 13-14) The Riverfest features more than 70 professional and amateur BBQ cooking teams from across the United States, competing for prize money and trophies, totaling $20,000. It is the only barbecue cook off in Alabama […]

Join Author Monica Schmelter For A Life Changing Bible Study
By July 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Join Author Monica Schmelter For A Life Changing Bible Study

Lebanon, TN – Make plans to join Southern Guide to Life’s Monica Schemlter at Life Church in Lebanon, beginning August 8th, for a 6-week Bible Study with the power to change your life. The author of ‘Right Sizing Your Life‘ and ‘Does This Make Me Look Fat?’ will lead women and girls through a transformative […]

Tennessee’s Quilt Trail
By June 14, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Tennessee’s Quilt Trail

Cookeville, TN – Just Northeast of Nashville is the Upper Cumberland, a collection of counties situated along the snaking Cumberland River.  Two lane country highways weave their way through small towns and miles of lush green farm land.  Like weathered beacons dotting the landscape, old world barns rise among acres of corn, wheat, cotton and […]

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