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21 Things No One Tells You About Leaving The South

The place where the tea and accents are sweeter.

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6. BBQ anywhere else doesn't even come close.

If it isn't smoked or slow-cooked for several hours, it isn't BBQ.

8. ...and you don't miss the dozens of bites you would get just from walking outside.

10. Unlike back home, it becomes crystal clear that every household doesn't have a truck.

Or an optional four-wheeler.


14. People in other places will never know the simple joy of floating the river during the summer.

16. When you tell people you've gone mudding, they'll think you're crazy.

♫ Get a little mud on the tires ♫


21. In the end, you know that no matter where your travels take you, the South will always be home.

American by birth, Southern by the grace of God.