All posts by Dana McMahan

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 Graceland/iStock
Graceland/iStock

Sometimes there is a tourist attraction so over the top, so unabashedly existing solely to clear out your wallet, and so unapologetic about herding the throngs that you just have to submit and go. To wit: Graceland. For the true Elvis lovers, it’s a no-brainer; for the rest, it’s a... Read More

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Brunch at Alcenia's in Memphis, Tennessee
Brunch at Alcenia’s/Dana McMahan

Memphis may be the home of barbecue and Elvis, but there’s so much more to this Tennessee town than rhinestones and ribs. From high-end eats to fried chicken joints, the home of rock and roll is also the ideal weekend getaway for food lovers looking for a taste of the... Read More

 Paris Bikes/flickr/SnippyHolloW
Paris Bikes/flickr/SnippyHolloW

What feels more Parisian than pedaling down a cobblestone street with a baguette in your basket? Well, thanks to Vélib’, the wildly popular bike borrowing service in Paris, you can live out those Parisian dreams. Better still, you can skip the crowded metro, get fresh air and exercise, and take in... Read More

Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town/Nicole Smith/Flytographer

The urge to capture our travels is often irresistible. And we don’t just want scenes we can find in postcards — we want to be part of the photos; just count the selfie sticks the next time you’re at the Eiffel Tower. But wielding the increasingly scorned (and often... Read More