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Honky Tonk Central - Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville’s Honky Tonk & Country Music Bars

Known as the country music capital of the world, Nashville is famed for producing many of the world’s best known, and loved, country and rock music stars. And there is no escaping music from this charming southern city.

Even arriving at Nashville’s International Airport, you are often greeted by local singers and songwriters most hours of the day. Nashville’s most famed honky-tonk bar, Tootsie’s, has two locations within the airport alone with live music and cold beer all day long.

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Batman Rollercoaster - Six Flags Fiesta San Antonio, Texas

Batman The Ride – Six Flags Fiesta San Antonio, Texas

Premiering in 2015, adrenaline seekers will twist and turn their way through a series of gut-wrenching high-speed manoeuvres in search of the ultimate thrill. Although this is not your average theme park ride, this latest incarnation from Six Flags is sure to take the rollercoaster experience to new heights. Could this be the scariest rollercoaster in the world?

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Foggy Bottom kayaks along the Harpeth River.

A Foggy Bottom Canoe & Kayak Adventure on the Harpeth River

A lot can be said for a name, whether it’s the title for the latest work of fiction or a Hollywood blockbuster. Sometimes we’re drawn to something by name alone. Like looking through a book store with its endless array of novels and stories, there are bound to be fascinating titles that jump out at you, compelling you to reach for that next great read.
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Lorraine Motel - Memphis

Civil Rights Museum & Martin Luther King – Memphis, Tennessee

Historic sites should act as both monument and learning tool; no matter how confronting. If there is any argument for historic preservation, it is that these treasured places have the ability to teach, inform and inspire. Historic sites enrich our culture, inform the mind and touch the soul.

Looking through these windows in time gives us as a society the rare ability to take a look back, see where we were, and often times where we’re headed, hopefully bringing some form of clarity to the future.
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Graceland entrance

Elvis Presley Graceland – An Historic Treasure

Graceland is a place revered by many. To Elvis fans around the world, this stately, old colonial house on the outskirts of downtown Memphis is almost sacred.

Love for the King and the devotion to preserving his legacy are very much evident in and around Graceland as well as its visitor’s centre, both of which encompass a most fitting tribute to Elvis, his life and his music.

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St. Augusitne's dramatic skyline. Photo courtesy of

St. Augustine – Explore Florida’s historic coast

When looking for a coastal holiday along America’s diverse Atlantic seaboard, the destination choices are endless. Warm and sunny beach holidays are among the most sought after and Florida, America’s Sunshine State, is a place which offers this in abundance. There is one Florida city though that can claim particular distinction.
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Miami - Cruise Port

Miami – Sun, Surf & Groovey Sounds

As the pulsating heart beat of southern Florida, Miami is dubbed The Capital of Latin America; and with good reason. It boasts long sunny days, large clean beaches, endless shopping, world heritage sites and never ending parties; plus a melting pot of Latino cuisine and flavours.
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Kentucky Derby Racecourse

Kentucky Derby – a brief history

The Kentucky Derby ran this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky.  For you Aussies this would be the Melbourne Cup equivalent. The Kentucky horse racing tradition dates as far back as 1783, marking the beginning of a long racing tradition with a rich and storied past. From “The Commons” to “Shippingport”, today’s permanent location for The Kentucky Derby is at Churchill Downs; established in 1883.
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Natchez Trace drive

Natchez Trace Parkway – A glimpse into America’s past

The Natchez Trace Parkway from Mississippi to just short of Nashville, Tennessee is one of the most stunning drives in America. With Spring in full bloom it’s the perfect time of year to explore this 444 mile (714km) parkway.  Its path winds all the way from Natchez, Mississippi, through Alabama and into the rolling hills of Tennessee.  Nature lovers will enjoy the parkway’s lush forests and flora and what seemed to be hundreds of nature trails, some with beckoning waterfalls.
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Disneyland vs. Disneyworld – is there a difference?

Known as the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’ and where magic happens daily, both Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida, offer their own unique experience and offering. Here is a quick comparison of the two to help you decide.
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