Longer days and firefly-spangled nights signal the leisurely pace of summer in the South. With plenty of time for poolside gatherings at home and adventures to picturesque locales across the region, our annual travel edition spotlights the unmatched splendor of this season’s offerings. Steal away to the idyllic South Carolina coast to explore the sculpture-ornamented trails of Brook green Gardens, or stop for family fun on land and on the water in Lakemont, Georgia. A backyard soirée beneath flickering candlelight kindles memories of childhood traditions at dusk, while waterside feasts invite loved ones to bask in the dazzling sunshine. And if you long for a peaceful respite on your own front porch, glean inspiration for fresh home updates from a restored Mobile, Alabama abode.