We've learned a few things over the years. Our editors have assembled the ultimate list of must-do activities from across the region. How many have you done?
Photography Mark Sandlin, Ralph Anderson, Joseph De Sciose, Art Meripol, John O’Hagan, Charles Walton IV
In honor of the 40th anniversary of Southern Living, our editors got together to ponder what makes a person Southern today. It is not, we decided, simply being born and raised here. Specific experiences and certain traits mark a genuine Southerner. We started talking, arguing, laughing, jotting them down--and ended up with this list. From where to chow down to the books you need to read, this list represents our thoughts and choices.