If you want to get into a war of words, get into the Nashville vs. Memphis debate. They have very different atmospheres for visitors and are set on opposite sides of the state. Both Tennessee cities played an important role in American music and are located on a large river. Both destinations are also known for their cuisines, notably dishes like ribs and hot chicken. If … [Read more...] about Nashville vs. Memphis: Who Does It Better?
The South has been home to some of America's greatest writers, penning books that are widely considered to be "classics." They take their surroundings and incorporate them into the tales. These places also might influence visitors to write their own stories. Eatonton, Georgia The town in Georgia's Lake Country was the birthplace of not just one, but two notable … [Read more...] about 6 Must-See Places for Literary Fans
Walk the Line tells the often-tragic story of music legend Johnny Cash, including his rise to fame, years of substance misuse, and love story with June Carter. The movie won an Academy Award for performances by Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, both of whom led their vocal talents. It also used the real-life places where the "Man in Black" performed. Walk the … [Read more...] about Walk the Line Filming Locations to Visit
Memphis, Tennessee is a music lover's paradise, with countless clubs and venues to see live acts. Blues is the most popular genre, but you can see just about everything. It's no surprise that this city launched countless acts, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Booker T. and the MG's, and Three Six Mafia. You never know when you might see tomorrow's next big thing. … [Read more...] about Where to See Live Music in Memphis, Tennessee
Rail lines once connected much of the South, from Flagler's train down the length of Florida to the Amtrak Crescent Line that still runs in a curve down the coast to New Orleans. But what happens when these tracks are no longer in use? Many communities have converted them to rails-to-trails paths, public spaces with parks, restaurants, and access to public transportation … [Read more...] about The South’s Best Rails to Trails Paths