The Deep South USA Blog
Sleeping off the beaten track in Mississippi
You’ll see them sooner or later: signs promising Gas, Food & Lodging along the highway. The chain hotels behind those off-ramps surely offer an comfortable and affordable night’s sleep, but lack dearly in local charm. Which is a shame, because just down the road there are true gems to discover. In this ongoing series, we introduce you to some great off-the-beaten-track accommodations in Mississippi.
Part 1: Clarksdale.
The MAX in Mississippi to host The Jim Henson Exhibition
The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience (The MAX) in Meridian will host The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited beginning 12th January.
Rolling Stones to headline the 50th anniversary of New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival - an outdoor extravaganza of music, food and history - reaches its golden anniversary in 2019.
Exciting New Restaurant in Crosstown Concourse Memphis - Global Cafe
The Memphis food scene may be much better known for its barbecue and Southern soul food, but it’s also a hub of ethnic cuisine.
What's New in Tennessee 2019
Tennessee is having a big year in 2019 including new venues and entertainment complexes, expansions of attractions and celebrations of beloved festivals and places. Find out what you can experience this coming year on a trip to Tennessee.
The best (& only) place in Memphis to see a Ghost and eat a Soul Burger
The first thing you notice and feel when you step through the doors of Earnestine & Hazel’s sundry-cum-nightclub on South Main Street in a tawny arts district in Memphis, Tennessee, is that nothing – nothing – in this bar is even remotely new.
Walk/don’t walk a mile in Elvis’ shoes in Germany
Well lawdy Fräulein Clawdy! The German town of Friedberg has upped its Elvis game considerably. After renaming the town square Elvis-Presley-Platz in the 90’s, officials ordered a royal Presley make-over for three pedestrian lights around the square.
Sleep in and do brunch instead!
Brunch is the best of both worlds: the sweet and savoury choices of both breakfast and lunch with the added bonus timestamp of early afternoon. If you opt to sleep in on your holiday then make a note of some of these Tennessee brunch spots.
All aboard! Kentucky’s Ark Encounter will float your boat
How about this Autumn weather? Now imagine it raining for forty days and forty nights, flooding the Earth as we know it. As a wise man once said, navigating the shark-infested waters off the coast of Amity Island: you’re gonna need a bigger boat.
New Mississippi Writers Trail
Mississippi's writers include the likes of William Faulkner, Eudora Welty and Richard Wright, and now Mississippi’s literary history will soon be preserved and celebrated with a series of historical markers throughout the state designating the Mississippi Writers Trail.