Trips

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3 States

Rhythms of the South

As the Gershwin classic says, ‘I got Rhythm, I Got Music...Who could Ask for Anything More?’ You’ll feel that way after visiting these Southern capital delights. Whether it’s penguin dives to delight your…

8 Stops
4 States

Bridging the Blues

Blues-loving ambassadors from Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee collaborated on Bridging the Blues (BTB). The result is a collection of suggested to-dos across the three states anchored by high-profile fests,…

6 Stops
3 States

Southern Authors, Swamps & Soundtracks

The heart and soul of the South can often be found on the pages of its’ iconic authors and in the lyrics of its’ most famous singers. Travel around to explore the favored sights, sounds and haunts of some of the…

6 Stops
3 States

Music Cradles

Let’s trek central and western North Carolina into southwest Virginia in search of America’s musical roots; where ballad-singing, flatfoot dancing and banjo-picking were homemade entertainment before radio…

7 Stops
4 States

Kings of the South

B.B. King, Martin Luther King Jr. and Elvis Presley share Southern heritage and all that once came with it: trials, both physical and emotional. Segregation. A need, a want, to sing something about it.

The trials…

6 Stops
4 States

Sounds of the Delta

At the end of my last tour of Memphis’ Sun Studio, a Belgian visitor took his head in his hands, bore a bewildered gaze at our guide and asked, “Why was there so much talent here?” It was as though he…

5 Stops
3 States

Gulf Coast Ramble

The Gulf Coast, known as the '3rd coast' of the United States, is an area of beautiful sandy-white beaches, bountiful fishing, gambling, golf, and gumbo.  Inland, the excitement and enrichment of the capital cities…

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