Terry Ward Terry Ward is a freelance travel writer and journalist with more than 20 years of experience covering cultural, adventure and family travel topics. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, CNN Travel, CNN Health, The Washington Post, Scuba Diving, Magazine, AARP and many other publications and she co-authors the Florida travel blog, FloridaBeyond.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.