Sunbelt Excursions
New Orleans:  Not Merely a Destination, It's an Experience!
Sunbelt Excursions is your guide to travel in the South.  Whether hitting the road for business or pleasure, Southern Edition wants you to be an informed traveler.

Exploring Art and Architecture in Augusta
The Ryman Auditorium . . . More Than Just the Mother Church of Country Music
Darrell Laurant, author of the novel, The Kudzu Kid, and Inspiration Street:  Two City Blocks That Helped Change America, contributed this story on Lynchburg's historically significant Pierce Street.  African American luminaries, including Harlem Renaissance figures and Maya Angelou, have all been impacted by this quiet, out-of-the-way neighborhood in a Blue Ridge Mountains destination that isn't even serviced by an interstate highway. 
For this story, travel writer Debra Pamplin explores Jacksonville Beach while enjoying the comforts of the historic Casa Marina Hotel.  Whether you enjoy surfing the waves, feeling the sand between your toes or exploring exciting historical landmarks, this article will have you setting your sights on North Florida!  St. Simons Island:  Where History and Beauty Collide
In this article, Debra Pamplin takes a trip to Georgia's beautiful Golden Isles where she explores St. Simons Island.  Travelers will enjoy getting to know the island, and are sure to want to plan a trip of their own.  Great recreation options, delightful culinary temptations and unforgettable sunrises abound.

Exploring Art and Architecture in Augusta

Georgia's second oldest city, Augusta, offers a wealth of art and architecture.  In addition to its first-class Morris Museum of Art (a renowned repository of southern art), Augusta offers the Sacred Heart Cultural Center, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art and downtown's Artist's Row.  Architectural examples of a variety of styles and periods abound, including structures by G. Lloyd Preacher, I. M. Pei and Henry Ten Eyck Wendell, as well as splended examples of vernacular architecture, particularly in the Laney-Walker North Historic District.

New Orleans:  Not Merely a Destination, It's an Experience!

The Big Easy, devastated by Hurricane Katrina, has made a comeback!  Explore a city known for jazz, creole/cajun cuisine and a Bohemian ambience, which inspired the likes of Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, Mahalia Jackson, Louis Armstrong and Harry Connick Jr.

The Ryman Auditorium . . . More Than Just the Mother Church of Country Music

Nashville's iconic Ryman Auditorium has a rich musical history.  Discover why it's special, and explore where to eat and stay when you visit!  Exploring Art and Architecture in Augusta
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