Author: Jessica Fender

Freelance travel writer, blogger, copywriter, pen-for-hire in New Orleans. Former politics & criminal justice reporter.

For an urban escape: Mobile

Battle House Hotel lobby.

The Battle House hotel features a lobby with a whispering arch and an unbeatable location in downtown Mobile. Photo courtesy Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa

On a recent hardhat tour of the future Le Moyne’s Chophouse, the mocktails sipped by local dignitaries starred honey from the building’s rooftop beehives.

Farther into the cavernous space, executive