Caroline Eubanks-This Is My South: The Essential Travel Guide to the Southern States

Caroline Eubanks


Caroline Eubanks is a freelance writer and Atlanta area native. She’s written about her love of The South for Lonely Planet, BBC Travel, Roads and Kingdoms, Fodor’s, and National Geographic Traveler. Her website,, focuses on travel and stories from the Southern United States and was named one of Southern Living’s “Blogs to Follow in 2015.”


Traveling the Fascinating South

This Is My South, by Caroline Eubanks, inspires the reader to explore the Southern States––Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia––like never before. Lisa Russell's book, The Underwater Ghost Towns of Georgia, explores the more than forty manmade lakes in Georgia and what lies beneath them. Lisa Murray's Amazing Georgia is a fun and creative coloring book journey across the 159 counties that make up this great state. Each of Georgia’s counties is celebrated with images featuring the places, animals, plants, and activities that make that county special. As well as the fun drawings, each page includes a short paragraph about the history of the area and the images that were chosen. Join these three authors as they discuss the state so many of us calls home.

Moderator: Don O’Briant

Don O’Briant was book editor and staff writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for many years. A former president of the Southern Book Critics Circle, he covered the publishing industry focusing on writing in the South from 1973 until his retirement in 2005. He is the author of 7 books, including Looking for Tara: The Gone With the Wind Guide to Margaret Mitchell’s Atlanta, Backroad Buffets and Country Cafes: A Southern Guide to Meat-and-Threes and Downhome Dining, Fuqua: A Memoir, TravelSmart Georgia, and Newcomer’s guide to Georgia.

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This Is My South: The Essential Travel Guide to the Southern States

You may think you know the South for its food, its people, its past, and its stories, but if there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that the region tells far more than one tale. It is ever-evolving, open to interpretation, steeped in history and tradition, yet defined differently based on who you ask. This Is My South inspires the reader to explore the Southern States like never before. No other guide pulls together these states into one book in quite this way with a fresh perspective on can’t-miss landmarks, off the beaten path gems, tours for every interest, unique places to sleep, and classic restaurants. So come see for yourself and create your own experiences along the way!

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