From "The Big Easy" to an old Kentucky home on the Ohio river, Starr Smith loves to tell tales of the old south. But while he has written plenty about Louisiana, he has never touched on Baton Rouge.
However, this travel guru visited our city, to check out the hot spots for future reference. " I'm a story teller," says Smith. "But I'm a quintessential southern -- as we say in Mississippi -- I'm a southern boy!"
Starr Smith has spent several decades circling the globe for the likes of Newsweek Magazine and NBC radio, but after a career of chasing headlines this old southern boy just wants to spin yarns. The result is his book "Starr Smith's Southern Scenes." From his favorite city in the entire world, New Orleans, through 10 states of the deep south, it's a book of favorite southern stops -- not just in photographs but in the stories behind them.