Travel Blogs from Memphis, United States

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Heading South, Memphis, United States travel blog

Heading South

A travel blog entry by johnsinclair

... turn in our rent-o-car and board the plane for Atlanta, where we'll spend a few hours waiting for our plane to Memphis that evening. There's a great soul food restaurant in the Atlanta airport that makes these enforced layovers easier to take, and we take ...

Rain, rain go away, Memphis, United States travel blog

Rain, rain go away

A travel blog entry by natalie.j95

My lasting thought of Memphis will be this: rain and mud! We arrived at the National Civil Rights Museum, the site of the murder of Martin Luther King Jr., to heat and sunshine. The museum was a real eye-opener and so interesting, but a sharp reminder of ...

Elvis!, Memphis, United States travel blog

Elvis!

A travel blog entry by aldo80

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... there that were covered in Elvis tatoos. Afterwards we went on the tram around the city. There really isn't actually that much in Memphis...beale street that is full of bars is probably the best part of it. Went upto beale st and went round bars ...

Memphis free day. Day 7, Memphis, United States travel blog

Memphis free day. Day 7

A travel blog entry by scurrington

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... chicken ceaser salad, just right for 34c day. Surprise was provided by Emily our tour guide. Two pink limos, camp but very Memphis. We headed to Marlows restaurant for desert, crispy creme banana thing, gorgeous but I think I ate 3 weeks portions. The ...

Im a soul man da da daaa da da daaaaa, Memphis, United States travel blog

Im a soul man da da daaa da da daaaaa

A travel blog entry by doctormick

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... background tracks of some of the best Soul ever recorded made the 90 mins fly by. I’m going to Graceland, Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee! What I saw.  Just how quickly the scene changes from relatively prosperous city to deprived, run down and ...

In Mempis, West Memphis, United States travel blog

In Mempis

A travel blog entry by wbcci1529

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... in a V formation, so I assume they are preparing for their return trip northwards.     I go into Memphis, and encounter the same difficulties navigating a strange town's streets that everyone does everywhere.  I finally find ...

Day 6 - Little Rock and Memphis, Memphis, United States travel blog

Day 6 - Little Rock and Memphis

A travel blog entry by joergw

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... Rock during his time as governor of Arkansas), and enjoyed some local gumbo for lunch, before we head out to Memphis. Important geographical milestone: the Mississippi river! Crossing it brings us into Tennesse and into Memphis. We start off ...

More Elvis pictures........., Memphis, United States travel blog

More Elvis pictures.........

A travel blog entry by eddieandwendy

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... seat belt buckles. Every museum you go through, they manage to have a gift shop as the exit. Could hardly believe the number of people that go through there each day. We ended up spending 4 days at Memphis, and the Graceland carpark was full every ...

Elvis must have ate them..., Memphis, United States travel blog

Elvis must have ate them...

A travel blog entry by siue

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... who's driving a golf cart around and he turns out to be the Amtrak worker - thank gawd because I couldn't walk around Memphis for 7 hours rolling my suitcase behind me. The Civil Rights Museum is luckily right across the street and Mondays are free ...

More of Memphis........., Memphis, United States travel blog

More of Memphis.........

A travel blog entry by eddieandwendy

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Had a great cruise in a paddle steamer on the Mississippi River today. Great commentary, learnt lots of history about the mighty river. Late lunch back at Beale Street, where we were joined by Ed's brother Moray.  He had driven down from about 4 ...

First the Muffin, Then the Stuffin', Memphis, United States travel blog

First the Muffin, Then the Stuffin'

A travel blog entry by bradleyt

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... what's essentially a one-room tour but this is sacred ground... like the Vatican of Rock 'n' Roll. It's worth every penny. Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum - This is actually run by the Smithsonian Institute so we can get all learned and stuff about ...

Four States in one day, Memphis, United States travel blog

Four States in one day

A travel blog entry by doctormick

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... journey to Memphis as the Sat Nav seemed to want to show me every US highway and then dumped me in a major traffic jam just outside Memphis. Still it all worked out ok.  I must have booked this room but I had forgotten what I had booked as I was ...

Day 12  The King  has not left Memphis, Memphis, United States travel blog

Day 12 The King has not left Memphis

A travel blog entry by coldunn

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Day 12   Elvis may have well left the building  - but he certainly has not left Memphis. Relaxed this morning - late breakfast - washed the bike then planned my touring day. Graceland this morning - very organized and all things King.   ...

Memphis, Memphis, United States travel blog

Memphis

A travel blog entry by andyfreshwater

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... the years and the old down town was nearly abandoned in the 70's. Today is has been revived and benefits greatly from tourism.   Memphis was the home town for many years of Elvis Presley. High on the agenda is of course a trip to Graceland, Elvis' ...

Elvis, Memphis, United States travel blog

Elvis

A travel blog entry by sueandrich

... in the jungle room, green shag pile carpet on the floor, walls and ceilings! Then we spent the afternoon wandering around Memphis. It is a strange place, nothing really going on beyond Beale Street which is apparantly the home of the blues, not as ...

Walking in Memphis, Memphis, United States travel blog

Walking in Memphis

A travel blog entry by tiszrh

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... Memphis (auch) da nicht ganz so eindrücklich gibt.  Dann folgte endlich mein längst überfälliges Rendevouz mit dem Memphis Barbeque Pork. Das fiel dann etwas mager aus; für den heftigen Preis gab's ein Mini-Burgerlein mit viel Salat und wenig ...

Nashville -> Memphis, Memphis, United States travel blog

Nashville -> Memphis

A travel blog entry by stathis

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Memphis is a bit like Las Vegas (I guess, as I haven't been yet) but still ok. A lot of live music, not as many stupid souvenirs about Elvis as you would think and, of course, Graceland, the house of the ...

Welcome to the South!, Memphis, United States travel blog

Welcome to the South!

A travel blog entry by tiszrh

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... ganz passend wieder - die Leute sprechen hier, als hätten sie ne Ladung E-Gitarren verschluckt.  Ankunft im tropischen Memphis, wo Temperatur und Feuchtigkeit eher an Singapur erinnern. "Und jetzt bini in Memphis", um Polo Hofer zu zitieren. "Es ...

One for the money, two for the show, three..., Memphis, United States travel blog

One for the money, two for the show, three...

A travel blog entry by jamee

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Any ideas as to our number one reason for visiting Memphis?....you guessed it, Graceland, the home of the King of Rock n Roll.  We started our Elvis quest at Sun Records which began as the Memphis Recording Service thanks to the talent spotting Sam ...

Graceland, Memphis, United States travel blog

Graceland

A travel blog entry by mikejersey25

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The King.... OK.....so we left Nashville this morning on our way to Tunica, Mississippi to hit the casinos (because my boy is a dead-beat gambler). But along the way we had to make a stop in Graceland. When I told J the entrance fee was $22 he said ...

Overnight stay in Mississippi, Memphis, United States travel blog

Overnight stay in Mississippi

A travel blog entry by lifeofmohr

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... before we left camp. We headed out north now in 55 up through Mississippi, our 23rd state; we had about a 6 hour drive towards Memphis. We stopped s few times along the way - once for lunch, once for a gas fill up, and once for a grocery stop. We ...

Bugs, Tour Guides, and Elvis, Memphis, United States travel blog

Bugs, Tour Guides, and Elvis

A travel blog entry by nicandjessica

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... U2. It was super cool. People down here go crazy for Elvis, so we were more interested in the place he sang, rather than his home at the way expensive Graceland. This was well worth another stop in Memphis. From here onto Nashville... Nic and Jess ...

Beale Street is fantastic!!, Memphis, United States travel blog

Beale Street is fantastic!!

A travel blog entry by eddieandwendy

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Pics of the famous Beale Street.  We just kept going back there while we were visiting Memphis. So many talented musicians. Easy to sit and listen to them for ...

Memphis at Last, Memphis, United States travel blog

Memphis at Last

A travel blog entry by traveltheroad

Memphis is our stop for the night. Tomorrow we head to Graceland to see Elvis ...

Day 3: Nashville, TN, to Memphis, TN, Memphis, United States travel blog

Day 3: Nashville, TN, to Memphis, TN

A travel blog entry by edct

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... , resulted in our making a detour, whereby we headed into Mississippi for a ride, then headed north, and west, toward Memphis, on picturesque back-country roads.  While enroute to Memphis, we passed several small towns, such as "Bucksnort" and ...

LA to New Orleans Contiki, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Dallas, Memphis, United States travel blog

LA to New Orleans Contiki

A travel blog entry by 2460matt

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... spent all might nights down Beale street checking the many bars where famous musicians started out to listen to some live music. From Memphis we headed to New Orleans, one of my favourite cities. We went to a cooking class and learnt how to make ...

Xmas With Elvis, Memphis, United States travel blog

Xmas With Elvis

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... live on. We also took in the Sun Recording Studio for another helping of Elvis stories but perhaps our most unexpected Memphis highlight was a huge Bass Pro Store. It occupies a former pyramid-shaped stadium and now houses a swamp and pond complete with ...

Mud Island, Memphis, United States travel blog

Mud Island

A travel blog entry by eddieandwendy

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... good museum, again with tons of history. Meet another couple from Oz at the Mud Island park today, and then saw them again on the river cruise. We have hardly seen any Aussies since we have been here, and now at Memphis we have run into heaps. Good ...

Sonics, Chakras, and Y's'ms, Memphis, United States travel blog

Sonics, Chakras, and Y's'ms

A travel blog entry by barnis

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... to the sounds of biblical blue grass and then one more rendition of my new favorite song "Mr. Mom." More sonic for lunch YUM! Memphis frightens the girls and to some extent me too but it'll be worth it for graceland! Tomorrow we hope to head to the ...

Memphis in the Meantime, Memphis, United States travel blog

Memphis in the Meantime

A travel blog entry by tendashseven

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... .  The band was fantastic and the bartenders were warm, friendly and fun (check out the video!). Having completed my Downtown Memphis Trifecta, we expanded our agenda and explored a few other local destinations. On one sunny day, we decided to sample ...

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