Past Places

New Smyrna Beach: Art & Artist Enclave (Fall 2016)

Charleston's Most Unique Low Country Dishes (Fall 2016)

Grab a Life Vest, Helmet, and a Paddle (Fall 2016)

Upcoming Exhibitions at the North Carolina Museum of Art (Fall 2016)

The Ultimate Staycay? A Homegrown Mediterranean Get-Away (Fall 2015)

Eight Uniquely Charlotte Experiences (Fall 2015)

Hitting the High Notes of Macon's Music Scene (Fall 2015)

Florida's North Peninsula (Fall 2015)

12 Reasons to Visit Huntsville, Alabama (Fall 2015)

Alabama's Captivating Capital (Fall 2014)

Exploring South Carolina Old 96 District (Spring 2014)

Weekend Getaway to Lake Charles, La. (Spring 2014)

Exploring Northwest Florida's Natural Side (Spring 2014)

Discovering the Lake Oconee Area (Fall 2013)

Cumberland Island National Seashore (Fall 2013)

The Best of Today's Waterpark Rides (Summer 2013)


Have a Southern Houseboat House Party (Spring 2013)

Take Flight: Yes, You CAN Get a Pilot’s License (Spring 2013)

Discovering Hollywood's Backlot (Fall 2012)

Color-Fall Tennessee (Fall 2012)

NASCAR 2012: Upcoming Events Around the South (Summer 2012)

RVacations (Summer 2012)

People Go Wild for Glamping (Summer 2012)

Best Beaches for Beach Bums (Summer 2012)

Heirloom Gardens (Spring 2012)

Unforgettable Experiences Await You at Select Registry Inns in the South (Winter 2011)

Golf with a Southern Drawl (Fall 2011)

Bring Rover on Over - Hotels That Want to Pamper Your Pooch (Fall 2011)

Cabana Mania! (Summer 2011)

Time to Plan for Summer Sleepaway Camps (Spring 2011)

He Said Golf, She Said Spa (Spring 2011)

Edu-Vacation Destination: Charleston, S.C. (Spring 2011)

Getting Your Adventure on in the Mountains (Spring 2011)

Freeze Action (Winter 2010)

No Ordinary Love (Winter 2010)

Spa Spectacular: The Natural Choice (Winter 2010)

Freestyle Mountain Adventures (Winter 2010)


Always wanted to take a cooking class but never had the time? This spring you have no excuse. There are numerous culinary classes in all Southern States offering a variety of cuisines and techniques in affordable prices. So reveal your hidden TOP CHEF and sign up for a class today.

AYESHA’S KITCHEN- Learn to cook Indian in Miami
If you are heading to the sunshine state this spring and you are more adventurous in your cooking endeavors, try Ayesha D’Mello cooking class.  The owner of Ayesha’s Kitchen teaches enthusiasts of all ages and skills and walks them through an inspiring gastronomic journey in her home-staged boutique culinary school. Classes last for three hours, two of which include cooking and one eating and enjoying. Participants can pick their class of preference from 13 different menus: from Indian bread to Indian street foods, traditional lamb and seafood dishes to delicious desserts.

The price is $75 and the Class includes copies of the featured recipes, Intro to Spices, Natural medicinal health benefits Indian spices offer, cooking 6-8 dishes and finally a fine sit-down meal!

For class schedule and to book a class, click here:


Learn the basics of Louisiana cooking at the New Orleans Cooking School. This general store at the heart of the French Quarter offers demonstration and hands-on cooking classes. The Hands-on classes are available Monday to Sunday at anytime, are private and require a minimum of 8 people. The classes are three hours long and include preparation of four-menu items, the recipes and a New Orleans School of Cooking apron. House red and white wine, Abita beer and lemonade, iced tea, and coffee are also offered. And of course, once the work has been done, participants sit down and enjoy! Choose from a list of dishes as the New Orleans BBQ Shrimp, Corn & Crab Bisque, Crawfish Etouffee or Bananas Foster Crepes.

Price: $125
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The Viking Cooking School offers classes in Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee amongst other states. From the amateur cook to a working mother and even an enthusiastic child - they can all take the class of their choice. Learn the culinary basics, how to make pasta and holidays dishes, cupcakes or tacos and many more! You can also enhance your knife skills, cake decorating or gluten free creations. Class prices vary. For class schedules, click here:

Chef Celeste Terrell and partner Pastry Chef Kathryn Herod offer public hands-on cooking classes and private classes as well in Houston. Classes are held in a fully equipped kitchen and are largely thematic: from the fundamentals of cooking, to seasonal cooking and baking techniques or classes for the health conscious, students will find plenty to choose from. For information about prices, dates and how to book a class, click here:

Located in historic Charleston, Charleston Cooks is a pioneer teaching kitchen and retail shop. With an array of services offered, participants can choose to join one of many demonstration or participation classes offered weekly for experts and beginners alike. For larger groups, guests can book customized private parties and corporate outings. Classes, led by trained instructors, range from preparing three course meals, to improving knife skills, to making savory sauces, to pairing wines with food. Many of the meals reflect the Lowcountry culture and cuisine. Prices range from $40.00-$65.00 per class.

For class schedule and to book a class, click here

Whether you are a novice or a serious amateur, Johnson & Wales University “Chef’s Choice” classes offer something for everyone. The hands-on cooking classes are taught by professional chef-instructors in modern facilities. Classes are open to the public, and appeal to all culinary skill levels and age groups.

Click here for class schedule and prices.