Condé Nast Traveler Shows Little River Canyon Some Love

Little River Canyon National Preserve.
Little River Canyon National Preserve.

Condé Nast Traveler selected one of my favorite spots, Little River Canyon, as the most beautiful place in Alabama as part of a story listing the 50 most beautiful spots in the United States titled “The Most Beautiful Place in Every U.S. State”.

“Picking just 50 places isn’t easy, but we polled our Facebook followers, did some digging, and came up with this list of the must-see, must-visit spot in each state,” the article reads. “Of course, it only begins to scrape the surface of what this country has to offer — so consider it your starting point, and start exploring.”


Little River Canyon

Pensacola Beach, Gulf Islands National Seashore was named as Florida’s most beautiful place. This is another location that’s special to me because of all the time I’ve spent there.

I definitely want to visit the Wormsloe Historic Site in Savannah, Georgia’s top spot, as well as the other places listed in this story. Tennessee’s most beautiful is, of course, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where I’ve spent many family vacations during my life.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The White Mountains of New Hampshire are also on the list (I do social media for some hospitality companies based from that area). Can’t say I have actually visited myself. I need to remedy that.

In fact, I am feeling a strong wanderlust to hit the road and experience some new places that take my breath away and inspire me to capture with my camera. As I’ve said before on here, one of my goals is to travel the American Southwest and capture the terrain and character of that beautiful place. I was thinking today about the time I spent out in the desert in March 2007 during the filming of the “Best of the Best 3” television program.

Now THAT’S a mountain!

I miss being in California. I spent so much of my youth dreaming of finally stepping foot in the Golden State. It’s a shame I have not been there in years. I miss the rolling hills of the San Francisco area as well as the iconic majesty of L.A.


I miss the architecture and vibe of South Beach Miami.

I miss the exotic beauty of Mexico.

I miss the debauchery and history of the French Quarter in New Orleans.

I love my home dearly, but I also thirst to see what else is out there.

Who’s with me? Let’s travel the world!