Welcome to Southeast Travel Guide. We’re glad you’re here!

Southeast Travel Guide is dedicated to bringing you all the best of the South. We cover the places, people, food, and destinations that make the South so special. We are your to the Southeastern United States.

Our insiders aim to bring you information and travel tips to make your stay, staycation, day trip, or weekender the best it can be.

Why the Southeast?

Traveling to far away, exotic destinations may be fun, but it’s also stressful. Air travel is a mess right now, and it seems like we’re regularly hearing of near misses at the airport, lost luggage, and even one case of an airline losing a passenger’s dog.

This site is all about helping you rediscover your backyard. Whether you’re looking for a day trip, the next great place to eat out, a weekend trip, or a really low-stress, local vacation you can drive to, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for here.

If you’re coming from another part of the United States, you may still find that a short flight will get you where you’re going far easier and faster than an international destination, leaving you with more time and energy to enjoy it.

Editorial Guidelines

Our writers strive to bring you the best insider tips and recommendations for all things Southern. We enjoy showing you the hidden gems and under-appreciated spots that we think you will love.

We respect your time and appreciate that you have chosen us for your source of information about the South.

We adhere to the following standards when writing content.


We use only trusted, reliable sources for our articles. We do not reference third-party content that is untrustworthy.

Examples of sites we use to source information for our articles include:

  • National Park Service websites
  • The official tourism websites for places we cover
  • Government websites for the places we cover
  • The official websites for the accommodations, restaurants, and places we discuss and/or recommend
  • Official social media channels for the places we discuss (Instagram, Facebook)
  • Highly trusted travel sites, like Expedia and TripAdvisor

We also aim to provide first-hand experience as much as possible. To do so, we bring the perspective of writers who either have lived, or spent significant time in, the places we cover. They bring insider tips and opinions you may not find elsewhere.


All articles are reviewed by an editor before publication, and checked for accuracy, grammar, style, and content. We aim to provide the most comprehensive, accurate, and reader-friendly information on the web.

If you have a concern about the accuracy of an article, contact us at info@southeasttravelguide.com

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Meet Our Editorial and Writing Team

Alex Evans

Alex is the founder of Southeast Travel Guide. He grew up in North Carolina but has lived and worked all over the place, including numerous places in North Carolina, in Spartanburg, SC, and in Jacksonville, FL.

He especially loves the outdoors and is passionate about scuba diving, cycling, hiking, and anything in the water.

Ashley Conway

Ashley Conway is a born and raised Florida native. She grew up just 10 miles from Disney, where her father has worked for 49 years. Ashley knows all the hidden gems and fun family places in Central Florida. She and her husband have four children and love traveling and having adventures with them.  Ashley loves sharing tips and tricks she has learned to help you have the best family vacation possible.

Flora Lampe

Flora Lampe is a passionate advocate for environmental sustainability and policy change. She holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and is currently pursuing a master's in Public Policy with a focus on environmental policy at William & Mary. She interned at the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, contributing to regulatory affairs and outreach. Outside academia, Flora enjoys hiking, exploring new restaurants, reading, and podcasts.

Jen Bouslog

I grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia, about fifteen minutes away from where George Washington lived as a boy. Growing up, I developed an appreciation for the local history and loved traveling throughout Virginia, visiting the places that I’d read about in history books.

I went to school in Richmond, VA, where I spent my weekends going to Charlottesville, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and Roanoke.

After graduating I moved to Arlington, near Washington, D.C. I served in the Peace Corps and now live in Western Pennsylvania, but travel to Virginia any chance I get.

Megan Willetts

Megan is a North Carolina native and owner/operator of Smoky Mountain Soul Adventures: a guided hiking tour company in Western North Carolina.

More than anything, she loves hiking to find hidden gems tucked away in the hills of The Blue Ridge Mountains. While living in the mountains, she has been able to create her dream life by leading guided hiking tours and showing off the beauty of the area to newcomers.

Her favorite part about being a hiking guide is getting to see the beauty of Western North Carolina through the eyes of first timers!

Samantha Kramer

Samantha Kramer is a technical writer and freelance writer based out of Charleston, South Carolina. She grew up in Charleston and attended Clemson University. Writing is her true passion, whether it is for work or personal creative projects. In her free time, Samantha enjoys reading, throwing pottery, doing ballet, and going to the gym.

Tristen Rider

Tristen was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and attended NC State University for his undergrad and Appalachian State for his master's degree. He worked as cast member for Disney and currently lives in Orlando. Tristen spends his free time lounging in Disney World, exploring nature, and watching sports.