Our June cover stories dive into waterside travel destinations


If you haven’t booked a summer vacation yet, now might be the time, especially after seeing the list of nearby destinations in our June cover story, or rather, stories. We couldn’t help ourselves. Inside, you’ll find no less than seven deep dives in some of the South’s waterside travel possibilities, from swamp excursions in the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area to Instagram-worthy hotel pools. with views of the Gulf or Mississippi to road trip worthy lakes. and the barrier islands.

Stories not only describe places, but also people. We spoke with Baton Rouge native Jeff Archer, founder of the YOLO Board, which is helping make paddleboarding, among other outdoor activities, a staple on 30A and beyond. And then there are the young entrepreneurs behind the Mallard Bay who are working to make hunting and fishing trips more accessible in a new platform that is meant to be like an Airbnb for those outdoor excursions.

So whether you’re staying close to home or looking to head a little further than our state’s borders, let our June issue guide you through this summer and beyond.

Click here to read all the stories that encompass this month’s cover story. And for more on this and other travel-themed news, be sure to check out our full June issue when it hits newsstands this week.

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