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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.

Shack Up Inn

The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience (The MAX) in Meridian will host The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited beginning 12th January. 

Jim Henson Exhibition, Meridian, MS

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival - an outdoor extravaganza of music, food and history - reaches its golden anniversary in 2019.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2019 - 50 Years Of Joy

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.

Global Cafe, Crosstown, Memphis

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.

Belle Ridge Retreat, Monterey, TN

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.

Earnestine & Hazel's, Memphis - photo courtesy Alex Shansky

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.

Elvis Traffic Lights

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.

The Row, Nashville - great brunch spot

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.

Ark Encounter, Kentucky

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.

Mississippi Writers Trail


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