Stacey Leasca Stacey Leasca is an award-winning journalist specializing in travel, wellness, and myriad other lifestyle topics. With over 17 years of newsroom experience, her photos, videos, and words have appeared in print or online for Real Simple, Travel + Leisure, TIME, Los Angeles Times, Glamour, and many more. You'll usually find her in an airport—if you see her there, please say hello! See more work at staceyleasca.com. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.