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Memphis featured in 'Barbecue in the USA: A Quick Primer'

Southern Foodways Alliance In the USA, barbecue is a year-round treat, and many regions of the country – mostly in the American South – have their own particular slant on the art of roasting, smoking, and saucing meats on a nice hot grill or in a smoker or pit. But summertime is especially barbecue time here, when BBQ cookouts are common. Here’s a quick primer of the top variations for those of you visiting soon. read post  

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The allures of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Also marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the USA's most visited, covering 816 square miles (2,114 sq. kilometers) of the Blue Ridge Mountains (part of the Appalachians) straddling eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. With four visitors' centers/ranger stations - including one near the entrance close to Gatlinburg, Tennessee and the other near Cherokee, North Carolina, both with exhibits, shops, and facilities - the park is a wonderland for…

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Memphis' Lorraine Motel cited in '12 Top Destinations for African-Diaspora Travel'

  Welcome to February! Since 1970, it's also been Black History Month in the USA, and since 1995 in Canada, as well (whereas it's observed in October in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Netherlands). And though the reason for the African diaspora was tragic and horrific - the brutal, centuries-long trafficking of human slaves - it has also enriched many parts of the world, and indeed, world culture as a whole. So what better way to kick BHM off than with a look at a dozen of the most…

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  • If you're a fan of whiskey in general and bourbon in particular, the Tennessee Whiskey Trail is a travel bucket lister, some 800 mile with more than 30 stops, from Nashville to Memphis: https://www.tnwhiskeytrail.com/destinations/complete-trail/
    Complete Trail - Tennessee Whiskey Trail Official Site
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  • Another new entry to The World on Wheels very occassional series of the world's biggest tourist draws that have the definite advantage of not sucking. Places that Don't Suck: The Grand Ole Opry

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  • Memphis! One of the most exciting cities in the country. At The World on Wheels, it's also the focus of this week's all-new Accessible Attractions: Memphis, Tennessee
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  • This week, The World on Wheels turns it's examining eye on Music City, USA. What wheelchair accessible attractions will we find? Accessible Attractions: Nashville, Tennessee.
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    The World on Wheels
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  • At The World on Wheels, we're wrapping up our grand Tennessee Tour today with a new video...found footage of the Musick family as they try to navigate the massive Gaylord Opryland hotel. Will they ever be seen again? Also, a master index to the entire Tennessee Tour. It's The Gaylord Expedition.
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  • Tying up some Nashville loose ends at The World on Wheels before catching our plane home. It's a dive into country music history and one last stop on the Elvis Trail...The Hall of Fame and Studio B.
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    The World on Wheels
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  • Today at The World on Wheels...the whole reason we went to Tennessee to begin with was the music. On today's new report and video, we dig in deep to the music of Nashville with a few Hall of Famers and a Grand Ole Opry show at the Ryman Auditorium. It's truly Music City today.
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    The World on Wheels
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  • As we continue our Tennessee Tour here at The World on Wheels, we take a day trip out of Nashville to have some good 'ol Southern cookin' and take in some Civil War sites. It's A Brunch in Franklin - all new with video.
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  • Today at The World on Wheels...it's been a bucket list item for me my entire adult life so why am I thinking it was a mistake to come here? Welcome to Nashville...
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  • At The World on Wheels, we started our Memphis adventure where the legend of Elvis started...at his birthplace in Tupelo. Today, we come full circle as we visit the place he died. It's Elvis...from End to The End.
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