Shannon Dell

Originally from Chattanooga, Shannon spends her time gallivanting around the American South writing about everything from flattened fauna to spiritual midwifery. She likes food that makes her sweat, towns with grit, and the occasional shenanigan. Follow her adventures at The Strange and New.


11 ways we say “yes” to the world BESIDES traveling


20 questions that capture the mindset of a traveler


11 things travel can teach you that college never will


The ultimate packing list for your next solo trip abroad


11 things you’ll only understand if you’ve been to Denver

8 reasons why we should all be moving to the South right now

14 rites of passage for every kid who grew up in the South

11 signs you learned to drink in the South

6 unforgettable road trips through the South

17 things you’ll get addicted to in the South


8 reasons everyone cool and creative is heading to Atlanta


Denver is the hottest city in the US right now. Here’s proof.


13 facts about Atlanta that’ll surprise you

What I learned about indigenous tourism in Namibia

What to do when your parents come visit you in Denver

This is how Namibia is nailing sustainable tourism

Dear travelers to Tennessee. Please don’t visit until you understand these 11 things


8 underground music festivals to check out before they go mainstream

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