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There's never been a better time, or as many opportunities, to experience, explore, dine with locals and adventure outside in Memphis.

Memphis Sign

From the 27th September until 2nd November Dollywood celebrates a harvest festival in its own uniquely-Dolly way. The treetops of the Great Smoky Mountains slowly begin to change from lush greens to the beautiful autumnal colours of orange and reds.

Great Pumpkin LumiNights, Dollywood, Tennessee

The Mississippi Writers Trail now honours William Faulkner. The latest marker of the new state-wide trail stands in front of Faulkner's Southern home Rowan Oak in the university town of Oxford. The sign was unveiled during a ceremony held on the 10th of October 2019.

William Faulker MS Writers Trail Marker, credit: Bruce Newman

From the beaches of the Gulf Coast to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you'll discover unsurpassed natural beauty and activities as varied as paddleboarding, ziplining, mountain climbing, hiking and golfing. Here is a sample from each state of different outdoor experiences for you...

Outdoors Alabama

When you think “Tennessee”, your first thought would probably be live music or whiskey. However, close behind is the array of sports and sports teams on offer. From American football to baseball, ice hockey to racing; there is exciting sports entertainment for everyone.

Tennessee Sports

Although the exact location has been hotly debated for about half a century, this ramshackle house in Mound Bayou, Mississippi might very well be the place where Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’ was written.

Mound Bayou, Lets Get It On House

Elvis, Otis, Aretha, Jerry Lee and.. ducks? Sure thing: one of the most popular things to see off the beaten Memphis path are the ducks swimming in the lobby fountain of The Peabody, the grand hotel of the South on Union Avenue.

Peabody Ducks, Peabody Hotel, Memphis

Visitors have described the natural settings of Louisiana with words like majestic and paradise, and perhaps the biggest earner of these compliments is the swamps and bayous. One of the best ways to experience the beauty of the outdoors is by water, about 15 percent of the state is covered by lakes, swamps, marshlands, rivers and bayous and these ecosystems are home to many of the state’s iconic animals, birds and plants.

The Queen of Rock and Roll, continues to be recognised as one of the world’s most popular entertainers having been inducted in to the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ in 2015, she has won an incredible eight Grammy Awards and holds the record for selling more concert tickets than any other solo artist in history!

Tina Turner Museum, Tennessee

Looking for somewhere for a great night out that is mysterious and obscure? We may have the perfect place for you! Located in the Avondale district of Birmingham, Alabama you will find The Marble Ring - a very well-hidden, roaring, 20’s themed speakeasy bar!

Marble Ring, Birmingham, Alabama


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