Collected by Mary Hasty
Biltmore Estate Dr, North Carolina 28803, USA
A self-guided tour of the Vanderbilt family’s 8,000-acre estate in Asheville, North Carolina, takes you through gardens bursting with roses and azaleas, and past pools filled with koi and pineapple-scented water lilies. The centerpiece is...
10 Mile, Lutak Rd, Haines, AK 99827, USA
Located in the foothills of the Takshanuk Mountains and near the Ferebee Glacier, Chilkoot Lake offers majestic views and instant access to wildlife. The fish in Chilkoot Lake are wild, not stocked, and the lake contains a variety of salmon...
6000 Glacier Spur Rd, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Alaska holds a special place in my heart and mind. I had the opportunity to live there for 4 glorious months. This picture was my backyard. I'd recommend the East Glacier hike, TEMSCO Helicopter tour to the top, and white water rafting on the...
3645 Louisiana 18, Vacherie, LA 70090, USA
New Orleans has plenty to distract, but nearby plantation country, with its grand homes, period antiques, and oak-lined drives, is worth a detour. Rent a car and head west along the Great River Road. Highlights include Laura Plantation, where a...
1603 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
Across the Cumberland River, East Nashville got its first properly hip place to stay in 2016 when this Instagram-friendly B&B opened in a completely renovated Queen Anne mansion. The sister property to the Urban Cowboy in Brooklyn, the B&B...
8301 Holllister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93117, USA
Bacara Spa and Resort feels secluded for a reason: it sits on 78 oceanfront acres on the North end of Santa Barbara. You can hear the waves crash from your bed if you stay toward the lower end of the property and their newly opened restaurant...
3125, 166 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Charleston's French Quarter didn't earn its title until the 1970s, when a group of preservationists started touting the area's historic concentration of French Huguenots to protect buildings in danger of demolition. Opened in 2002, the French...