A trip to the South brings, for those who take the trouble to cross it, a beautiful example of the diversity of landscapes: Louisiana bayous, endless stretches of the arid plateaus of Texas, smoking Appalachian mountains, tropical mangroves of Georgia and Florida, Keys coral reefs, the wild coast of the Carolins, the great plains of Alabama or the Mississippi River delta that flows into the Gulf of Mexico after a 3 780 km race.
Sun under the Sun Belt :
Most of the southern states are located in the Sun Belt, the crescent that sweeps the southern United States from east to west and includes regions with significant sunshine. However, this immense region has different microclimates. While summer is hot and humid everywhere, it is winter that shows the greatest differences between the warm and tropical winters of the South, particularly in Florida, and the more continental and cooler winters of the rest of the region.
© Dominique Auzias & Jean-Paul Labourdette