Although I live in the southwestern part of the country now, I grew up and lived, for the majority of my life, down South. One of the magazines that gives me a taste of "back home" is Southern Living magazine. The South has its own unique perspective and charm and Southern Living does its best to present that to its readers. There are lots of regional recipes in each issue, as well as terrific gardening tips, stories on home decorating and ideas of where the best places to travel in this part of the nation are. This is such a classy publication and every issue I've tried is like a comfortable old friend I get to spend time with. While buying individual copies is what I prefer to do right now, I am considering a subscription, just because it's a way of keeping my ties to the area of America I still relate to best.