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Bonnaroo in Manchester included in "The USA's Top 10 Music Festivals"

  Spring and summer are prime music festival season, and after being largely suspended for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the most part they've come roaring back in 2022. The United States being the huge country that it is, there are dozens of options for all musical tastes. Here's a sampling of the top ten, in order of dates (all given for this year, but will be similar in 2023): read post  

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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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  • 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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    The World on Wheels
    An ongoing adventure of travel and living while using a wheelchair. Tim has been disabled from birth. Darryl is his father and caregiver who travel…
  • It's another all-new report and video today at The World on Wheels. Today, in Memphis, we visit the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, then it's off to see where the legend of The King was invented. It's Tennessee Touring - Martin and Elvis.
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    The World on Wheels
    An ongoing adventure of travel and living while using a wheelchair. Tim has been disabled from birth. Darryl is his father and caregiver who travel…
  • Wanna go to Memphis? Then join us at The World on Wheels today as we start our tour with a brand new report and video as we go dining and drinking to the blues on Beale Street.
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    The World on Wheels
    An ongoing adventure of travel and living while using a wheelchair. Tim has been disabled from birth. Darryl is his father and caregiver who travel…
  • On a brand-new report and video at The World on Wheels, we're on the Elvis Trail and we're starting where it all started, his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi.
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    The World on Wheels
    An ongoing adventure of travel and living while using a wheelchair. Tim has been disabled from birth. Darryl is his father and caregiver who travel…
  • Today's all-new Cocktail Hour at The World on Wheels is a musical pub crawl coming to you, on location, from Memphis, Tennessee. It's the Beale Street Pub Crawl.
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    The World on Wheels
    An ongoing adventure of travel and living while using a wheelchair. Tim has been disabled from birth. Darryl is his father and caregiver who travel…
  • Smoky Mountains sure are breathtaking and once when I was fishing in a stream barefoot there were so many trout that the trout were nipping MY feet. Great hiking too.
  • Discover the beauty of eastern Tennessee with 3 new drives through the breathtaking Great Smoky Mountains and Cherokee National Forest. Serene natural beauty awaits as you explore magnificent valleys, gorges, cascading waterfalls, old-growth forest, and historical structures of mountain life in 1800's.

    http://www.myscenicdrives.com/regions/tennessee

  • A Tripatini member has a question about hotels in Ann Arbor, MI; Madison, Wisconsin; Nashville, TN; and Atlanta, GA, in the USA group. Can you help? 

    http://www.tripatini.com/group/usa/forum/topic/show?id=3169359%3ATo...

  • Memphis gets a shout-out today on the Tripatini blog as one of
    America's
    best under-the-radar New Year's Eve destinations
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  • Please CLICK HERE to help a Tripatino with a question on Memphis. Thanks!
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