This doesn't have much to do with photography, but Seth Kugel, the New York Times' Frugal Traveler recently spent three weeks wandering from Winchester, VA to Savannah, GA on back roads and on a budget of $100 a day.
In this piece, he describes photogenic small towns, BBQ joints, and scenic attractions he ran across along the way, such as the Great Dismal Swamp in eastern North Carolina, above.
Worth a look. Its always good to see what folks Who Are Not From Around Here make of the South.
There is also a good bit of discussion about travel photography on the Frugal Traveler's part of the NY Times website, including advice he's received from the NY Times photography department.
And he's not a bad shooter, either.