Whether through music or food, Memphis has its own way of doing things. Take Memphis barbecue which differs from Kansas City or Carolina versions. Memphis-style is a dry rub made from spices like paprika, cumin, garlic and pepper. It’s delicious as ribs, pulled pork or atop nachos covered with cheese and jalapeno. Memphis-style barbecue isContinue reading “Memphis: its own style”
New Orleans is often touted as one of the best foodie cities in the country and with good reason. It’s home to a wide variety of locally created dishes thanks to its proximity to salt water, fresh water and plenty of farmland. The city has a reputation for debauchery, but the real New Orleans isContinue reading “Eating well in New Orleans”
Kentucky is known for horses and bluegrass, but it’s also the home of bourbon and the hot brown, an open-face turkey sandwich covered with bacon, tomatoes and Mornay Sauce. One of the best places to experience Kentucky is in Louisville, following the Urban Bourbon Trail to sample drinks and many versions of this decadent sandwich.Continue reading “Louisville: The Land of Bourbon and Hot Browns”
In the fall, Disney isn’t just for kids and young at heart. The annual Epcot Food and Wine Festival held at the Disney park has an incredible sampling of bites from around the world. More than 30 food booths are scattered among Epcot’s World Showcase in a circular path around a lake. This enormous sectionContinue reading “Epcot’s Annual Food and Wine Festival”
Miami is the top beach destination in the US. Tourists travel from all around the world to experience the world-class beaches found in Miami. Miami’s beaches are known for their incredible scenery, pristine condition, and lifestyle atmosphere surrounding them. Some of the top beaches in Miami to check out are: South Beach Miami Beach LummusContinue reading “Discover the Best Beaches in Miami”
Every year one of tennis’ Grand Slam tournaments is held in New York, letting visitors experience top-notch playing at a variety of price points. The US Open is as cosmopolitan as its host city. With no uniform restrictions, players are free to express themselves through fashion. Because the courts are all lighted, the evening matchesContinue reading “Visiting the US Open Tennis Tournament”
If you like music – and that includes any kind of music – a trip to the Austin City Limits Music Festival is a must-do. The event is held over two weekends each fall. Since the first festival in 2002, it’s been held in Zilker Park across the river from downtown Austin. The festival utilizesContinue reading “Austin City Limits Music Festival”
Ever since Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig got married, Oktoberfest has been an excuse to celebrate in autumn. For six days in September, Larimer Street in downtown Denver brings the flavor of Germany with the annual Denver Oktoberfest. This more modernized version of the Bavarian shindig still retains elements of every Oktoberfest: beer, food and music.Continue reading “Denver Oktoberfest”
Atlanta has been called the cradle of the civil rights movement for being home to so many of its leaders and organizations. The city’s symbol is the phoenix, and just as the mythical bird renews and perseveres, Atlanta similarly evolves and continues to grow over time.
Autumn in Chicago is perfect with the sunlight glistening on the Chicago River and cool breezes coming across Lake Michigan. It’s when crowds flock to Navy Pier, rooftop bars and the many architectural boat tours. Instead of fighting the crowds, avoid them completely with a twist on the best activities Chicago has to offer.