Cheré Coen

Cheré spent years working as a features editor and writer for newspapers and magazines across the country, including Variety magazine in Hollywood, before turning to writing freelance about food, travel and other lifestyle subjects. Her favorite niche is the South and its people, which is why she also pens the quirky blog, Weird, Wacky and Wild South (WeirdSouth.com). When not scouring the region for stories, she pens novels under the pen name of Cherie Claire, plus non-fiction titles under her own name, including Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana; Exploring Cajun Country and Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History.

Hanging Out

Thousands head to Gulf Shores in late spring for the wildly popular Hangout Festival,...

Along the Boardwalk

Strolling along the boardwalk, passing skaters, bikers and families enjoying the beach, visitors would...

Beach Bound

When the beach sirens call, the sun worshipers answer. It’s an annual pilgrimage that...

Tracing the Past

It began as a Native American pathway, but soon European settlers in the mid-South...

Mountain Time

It’s Carnival time, and for those who are not too keen on Mardi Gras...

Museum Worthy

The Arts and Crafts movement of the late 1800s to early 20th century arose...

Wine Country

  In the 19th century, North Carolina was a leading wine-producing state. That all took...

Light Bright

Three full-time employees work year-round to create the Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath...

Spirit Guide

The quaint village of Abingdon, Virginia, one of the oldest English-speaking settlements west of...

Escape Hatch

Marla Fowler loves Disney. As in adores the theme parks.  “I’ve been going to Disney...

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