I’m a graduate of College of Charleston and the incoming Eastern Chapter chair for the Society of American Travel Writers. My first book, This Is My South: The Essential Travel Guide to the Southern States, was published by Globe Pequot Press in 2018. I started out as an intern at an alt-weekly and leveraged my travel blog into a freelance writing career.
My story for BBC Travel, “A Beer with Healing Powers,” was included in the SATW Lowell Thomas award-winning National Parks anniversary section. And my story for Roads and Kingdoms, “A Political Truce Over Fried Chicken Biscuits,” was listed as one of “Our Favorite Roads & Kingdoms Food Stories.” My book also won an SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas award for best guidebook, as did my website. I’m also a fellow at the Hambidge Center.
My travel website, This Is My South, is devoted entirely to traveling in the southern USA, including attractions, accommodation, and restaurants. It was recognized by Southern Living as a blog to follow in 2015. Caroline in the City documents personal travels with millennial-focused topics.
The stories I love writing are the ones that change perceptions about a person, place, or thing that you think you already know. If you’re interested in working with me, get in touch.