Microphone used by Elvis on Sun Studio tour

The microphone that Elvis used at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee should NOT be kissed! However, many people do just that (eeewwwwww!).

Elvis Microphone at Sun Studio, Memphis, TN

“While you may be tempted to kiss the microphone used by Elvis at Sun Studio, don’t do it! That microphone holds an honored space and is still used today in Memphis, Tennessee. The careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, BB King, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many others launched at Sun Studio – the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll.” Read more at www.TheTravel100.net.

With so many things to see and do in Memphis, a visit to Sun Studio is a great place to start your tour. It’s informative, interesting, and historic.

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Louisiana Oyster Trail Marries Culinary and Visual Arts

Louisiana Oyster Trail in Jefferson Parish is right next door to New Orleans and the French Quarter. Restaurant des Familles is one of twenty member restaurants and they are taking part in the Jefferson Parish public art program.

Did you know that Louisiana is the nation’s largest producer of oysters?

The Oyster Trail was created to showcase local artist’s work in the culinary and the visual arts. Keepers of oyster sculptures painted by local artists show the uniqueness of each participating restaurant. Restaurant des Familles displays Simon’s art on their front lawn.

In addition to their Acadian style building, they also are mobile with a food truck serving Creole and Cajun favorites.

Restaurant des Familles along the Louisiana Oyster Trail

Restaurant des Famille on the Louisiana Oyster Trail


One stop along the 20-member Oyster Trail is Restaurant des Familles in Crown Point, close to New Orleans. Enjoy tasty Cajun and Creole dishes, including delicious oysters, with a view of the Bayou des Familles.” Read more at www.TheTravel100.net

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Cinque Terre Compelling Hikes Along the Coast

Cinque Terre, the Five Lands long considered the Italian Riviera, is a hiker’s paradise. Located on the west coast of Italy in the Liguria region, this picturesque destination is best visited in spring and fall.

Learn about the villages, how to get there, where to stay (you can even stay in a monastery on top of the hill with a spectacular view), and find the best beach with the link below.

Cinque Terre town of Manarolo

“The pounding surf hits your ears before your eyes take in the breathtaking azure blue of the Ligurian Sea in Monterosso Al Mare, Italy. Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered the alternative to the French Riviera.

The famous 5 cities of Cinque Terre are connected with hiking trails along the stunning coastline and are the perfect spot to get in a nice hike on your trip to Italy. Here is all you need to get in inspired and plan your hiking experience. ”

Read more at EuropeUpClose.com.

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Rail Journey on Amtrak for Milestone Birthday

Rail journey on Amtrak and conductor ready to board

Rail Journey to Blast Off on Julie’s Milestone Birthday

“Plane, train, or automobile? That was the first question I asked myself when we got the family reunion invitation to Missouri. How to make the most of this travel opportunity was vital. I also like to create memorable trips for milestone birthdays, and this is the biggest for me.”

Read the full article on My Itchy Travel Feet.

To learn more about rail travel in the USA, visit Amtrak. Check out the roomettes and reserved coach options for long-distance travel.

Blast-Off Trip Launches Travel Writer Career

Blast-Off Trip Journal

Blast-off Trip launches Julie’s travel writing career – article from Great Escape Publishing.

“Julie Diebolt-Price has wanted to launch into travel writing for years but fear and work demands always seemed to get in the way.

This year, however, she was determined to make that dream a reality. Julie shares her journey to her new-found life as a travel writer here.

Andele’s Dog House for authentic Mexican food

Authentic Mexican House Specialty Tacos El Carbon Andele's Dog House

Andele’s Dog House

“In a region famous for their green chiles and pecan trees, authentic Mexican food has gone to the dogs in historic Old Mesilla, New Mexico. Andelé’s Dog House serves up Mexican hot dogs, chile con queso burgers, ice cold beer and even allows Fido inside the covered back patio.”


Authentic Mexican at Andele's Dog House