Southern Belles have a distinct style and a charm all their own. If you were lucky enough to be raised by one, you know just what weâ€™re talking about. By definition, a proper southern woman is a proud lady of society dedicated to family and community. Dashed with southern hospitality and a flirtatious, yet chaste, demeanor.
Elvis Presley, one of Americaâ€™s greatest rock-and-roll stars, became a music legend before reaching the ripe age of 25. By the age of 30, Presley had become one of the highest-paid performers in music history. The husky baritone awed and inspired audiences with hits like â€śBlue Christmas,â€ť â€śHound Dogâ€ť and â€śHeartbreak Hotel.â€ť After his untimely death at the age of 42, the music and legacy of Elvis Presley lives on and is greatly celebrated throughout the nation.
The holidays are just around the corner and your gift-list is starting to grow. Get your shopping done with the help of local vendors and pick up unique gifts for the special loved ones in your life.
Discover One of Americaâ€™s Most Popular Sites
Americaâ€™s most visited national park lies nestled between East Tennessee and North Carolina, and continuously proves to be no ordinary footpath. The Great Smoky Mountains are home to 16 mountain peaks, exceeding 6,000 feet, and 522,427 acres of lush green forest. Within it, an abundance of wildlife and wildflowers fills the beautiful hillsides of the national park and attracts an estimated 9 million visitors per year. Thatâ€™s more than the Grand Canyon!
Graceland, once home to rock-and-roll legend Elvis Presley, rests south of Downtown Memphis, Tennessee. As one of the most-visited celebrity homes in America, itâ€™s no surprise that Graceland has repeatedly been voted one of USA Todayâ€™s 10 Best musical attractions in the United States. Graceland draws in visitors from around the globe and welcomes an estimated 600,000 patrons a year. And while visitors tour Elvisâ€™ mansion throughout the year, a considerable number of folks flock to the site during the month of August, to commemorate the death of Elvis Presley.
Are you one of the estimated 63% of Americans that wonâ€™t take a vacation this year? If so, you could be doing more than just facing professional burnout. In fact, according to a study by Nielson, people who take vacations on a regular basis are generally healthier, happier and enjoy better relationships with others. Still not convinced that taking some time off is a good idea? Here are 5 reasons that might just change your mind.
Clarksdale, Mississippi has been the hub of traditional blues culture since the 1920s. In fact, many consider this locationÂ to be the very birthplace of the blues. Given its rich musical history and the fact that it is the home of suchÂ legendary blues artists as Muddy Waters, Ike Turner and Son House, as well as host to countless blues festivals, itâ€™s definitely a hard point to argue. Today, Clarksville is a place where people gather to learn and get in touch with their inner blues musicians, which is why our Delta Blues Tour is among the most popular of all of our group travel tours.
The clothing and styles worn during the Civil War have become popular for Halloween costumes as well as for those who participate in Civil War reenactments. In the spirit of one of our most popular group travel tours, we thought it might be fun to take a look at what fashion looked like back in the Civil War years and Antebellum South.