Posts tagged with: restaurants

  • What to Eat & Drink in Greece
~Carmen I’ve always been a big fan of Greek food.  Every year, Joe and I attend Memphis’s huge Greek festival and load up on pastries and delicious entrees.  On our recent return to Greece, I wanted to make sure Joe and I didn’t waste any meal (or stomach space) on subpar food, so before we......
  • 24 Hours in Atlanta- Eastside
~ Carmen After two full days touring all of the big attractions in Atlanta, you’d think we’d have had enough.  You would be right.  We were tired!  But we still had a day left and a few more spots we wanted to see. Here’s how we broke up our three days in Atlanta: Day 1:......
  • 24 Hours in Atlanta- Northeast
~ Carmen When traveling, it is important to stay flexible.  Joe and I recently planned a weekend road trip to St. Louis.  As the weekend approached, the forecast for an impending ice storm became more and more confirmed.  Joe, the ever present optimist, remained confident.  Me, not so much.  The morning of our trip, the......
  • The Ultimate Memphis Barbecue Guide
~ Carmen No one does pork barbecue like Memphis, Tennessee.  I know Kansas City and North Carolina both have their die-hard fans, but Memphis has got to be the barbecue capital of the world.  What other city has as many restaurants solely devoted to the cuisine?  At any given time, Memphis has over 100 barbecue......
~ Carmen I’ve always thought that if you really want experience a place, the culture’s food should be the primary focus.  So much of our values are wrapped up in what and how we eat.  Joe and I strive hard to eat local whenever we go to a new place.  That applies to our local......
  ~ Carmen If you have been reading the blog, you know that I recently played “tourist” in my own hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. I tried to group like-interested activities together so that each day had a “theme”. In this post I will give you an overall summary of how the three days would look......
  ~ Carmen If you have been following the blog, you’ve learned some fun and interesting things to do in downtown Memphis. 3 Days in Memphis: Day 1:  Read about “24 Hours in Memphis- Civil Rights Focus” Day 2: Read about “24 Hours in Memphis for Music Lovers” But downtown is not the only area in......
  ~ Carmen Memphis is known as “The Home of the Blues” and “The Birthplace of Rock and Roll”.  To visit Memphis and not see some of its iconic musical attractions and venues would be like going to Orlando and skipping the theme parks.  Music put Memphis on the map.  If you love music, a......
~ Carmen If you have been following our blog, you have seen posts about camping, cycling, and road trips.  However, sometimes the best trips are the ones right in your own hometown.  I have lived in Memphis for fifteen years and being a teacher I have seen quite a bit of my city (i.e., school......
~ Carmen We  recently completed a 2,224 miles epic Texas Barbecue Road Trip  (see Texas Barbecue Road Trip)! You can’t have a complete tour of Texas hill country without spending at least a day or two in Austin, Texas.  Since Austin prides itself in its motto “Keep Austin Weird”,  we decided to spend our one allotted......
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