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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
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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

Beauty Shop Restaurant, a great place to eat in Memphis
The Beauty Shop Restaurant

For years, foodies took pilgrimages to Memphis for two reasons: Central BBQ and Gus’s Fried Chicken. Today, fine dining chefs, the farm-to-table movement, and transplants with diverse backgrounds have surprisingly made Memphis one of the most happening food scenes in the American South. As new chefs mix global flavors with... Read More

new Blues Hall of Fame Museum memphis
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Memphis — birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll and iconic destination for blues — is also home to a whopping 50-plus museums. And not one but three are brand new: the Blues Hall of Fame Museum, the Ducks Unlimited National Waterfowling Heritage Center at the Bass Pro Shops, and the Memphis Music Hall of... Read More

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We’ve all heard the familiar adage it’s the journey that matters, not the destination — at least when it comes to crazy travel stories. With all of the globetrotting that the staff here at ShermansTravel does throughout the year, we certainly have more than our fair share of hilarious... Read More

amtrak train vacation packages

Note: This post was updated on January 29, 2015 to reflect current Amtrak deals. There are lots of reasons to take the train: amazing views, no security lines, no need for GPS, and you can even stretch your legs or get a snack. But a big pitfall is that tickets... Read More

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Baby Zoo Animals to See Right Now

Not long ago, New York’s Central Park Zoo said a sad farewell to one of its own: Gus the polar bear. He was a fixture at the zoo for more than 25 years and had some…well, problems. Sure, he was neurotic (like a true Manhattanite), but he was beloved... Read More

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My father moved to Memphis while I was in college. An upstate New York native, I was a bit of a stranger to this brave new world below the Mason-Dixon line. Of course, one of the first things that I had to learn about was Memphis barbecue. They take... Read More

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By: Alexander Basek America is a melting pot, and barbecue, the most American of foods, is just as diverse. You might be tempted to spend the summer grilling in your backyard, but when there are so many different kinds of smoked meats to try from sea to shining sea, why... Read More

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Travelers looking to know the soul of a destination need not look further than its lifeline – the flowing waters of its river, from which nourishment, trade, transport, recreation, and more nods to cultured civilization have all sprung forth. Riverboat cruises, long popular with Europeans, are experiencing a surge... Read More

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Don’t bore your Mom this year with another Mother’s Day gift of bath products or an appliance, surprise her with a getaway to her favorite city with this Mother’s Day Flight sale from AirTran airways! Book by May 10 and travel now through November 16 to cities nationwide like... Read More

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Good news for travelers to Mexico: American, Continental, Delta, and United are all increasing service and adding new routes south of the border to fill in some of the gaps that Mexicana left when it went bankrupt in August; many of the changes kick in this fall. American American is seriously... Read More