Deep South USA October Newsletter

Hairy Bikers Mississippi Adventure Free App 

Head over to The Good Food Channel's Mississippi Adventure page for all the latest recipes, video clips, quizzes and the free app! And if you have missed any of the series they are all still being repeated.

The Hairy Bikers Mississippi Adventure app features 21 authentic recipes from the Deep South, from classic bbq ribs and pulled port to the ultimate Mississippi mud pie. Each Hairy Biker recipe is easy to follow, with extra cooking tips and an ingredients list that can be sent to your email. 

You can also follow the Hairy Bikers road trip using an interactive map that lets you discover the food, music and behind the scenes photos and videos from every stop on their tour.

Download the Hairy Bikers app here....

Double Decker tour buses hit streets of New Orleans

They are in tourist towns around the globe and now the open-top double-decker, hop-on, hop-off red bus will soon be a regular fixture in downtown New Orleans. They are the latest in a series of tourist transit options including pedicabs, Segways and mule-drawn carriages. City Sightseeing New Orleans will operate five busses on a loop, with four buses on the streets at any given time, allowing riders to get off and on at various stops along the way. More information on double decker buses in New Orleans...

In June, Travel + Leisure magazine named New Orleans the Best US City for Shopping, based on customer experience. With a variety of boutiques, antique stores and high-end retails stores, New Orleans shopping proves to satisfy a consumer with any budget!


Segway Memphis from The Peabody Hotel

During your stay at The Peabody Hotel why don't you experience one of the most unique tours available in the Bluff City and Segway around Memphis!

Here is a list of the tours available through Memphis Segway Tours:

  • Memphis History Tour

  • Mississippi Sunset Tour

  • Blues and BBQ Tour

  • Private Tour

More information on Segway Tours in Memphis... 


Tour Operator of the Month 

Hayes & Jarvis offer personalised, flexible holidays from city stays in Memphis, Atlanta or New Orleans, to 'Discover the Deep South' self drive tour or 'Southern Music & Dixieland' escorted tour covering all five Deep South states and are currently on special offer.


Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 the musical!

Dolly Parton's musical 9 to 5 is starting this week in Manchester...vist the website to see a list of cast, venues or buy 9 to 5 tickets


Booming Birmingham in Alabama adds a new hotel and entertainment complex

The new four-diamond Westin hotel and adjacent evtertainment complex is on target to open in Birmingham, Alabama's largest city, in January 2013. It will be a wonderful addition to Birmingham for both business and leisure travellers. This $70 million project brings an entertainment district of restaurants, retail shops and nightclubs withing walking distance of the new Westin hotel making it easy for visitors to sample this vibrant city's love of food and music. The Westin, combined with the 757-room Sheraton Birmingham, will allow the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Centre to have 1,000 hotel rooms within walking distance.

Songwriters Festival in Alabama 

Head for the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches in Alabama for the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival held over 10 days from the 8th November. Over 200 Grammy Award winning songwriters and upcoming stars perform original songs in Orange Beach or Gulf Shores and most venues are free to attend or charge only a modest fee at the door.