Around a three-hour drive from Nashville, Memphis is one of those cities that really shouldn’t be forgotten when you visit Tennessee. Perched, right on the western fringes of Tennessee (on the banks of the Mississippi, no less), it’s a great city to explore some of that famous southern charm. Best of all, there are so … Continue Reading

Nashville is an incredible southern city that seems to have just about everything. It’s one of those places that seems to straddle having a shed load of places to see and some of the best things to do in Nashville all without having to leave the city itself. That being said, there’s a whole heap … Continue Reading

Nashville is famous for lots of things, the Grand Ole Opry, Broadway, incredible music and it’s art. That aside, there’s one thing that Nashville needs to be recognised for, its gorge-worthy and delicious places to eat. It’s one of those southern cities that might sometimes get overlooked for its foodie goodies, but boy it shouldn’t. With … Continue Reading

In retrospect, I probably should have planned our visit to Lynchburg and the Jack Daniel’s distillery a lot better! Apparently, you can buy tickets for tours online (something I didn’t think to do), there are specific times the tours leave (I didn’t think to check this in advance) and if you want to do certain … Continue Reading

Hunker down! This is one long post and definitely one that’s probably best grabbing yourself a cup of tea and biscuits (or a cheeky glass of wine) before jumping in. Ready? Okay – let’s go explore Knoxville together. Knoxville was the smallest of the 3 cities we planned on visiting in Tennessee and to be … Continue Reading

For all of Memphis’s musical wealth and over the top pomp (where the musicians are concerned – just check out Elvis’s house and Isaac Hayes Cadillac in this post here), Memphis was also a very key part of America’s civil right movement. Memphis was the final place Martin Luther King visited and where he got … Continue Reading

I had no idea at the time but this very day in Memphis would revolve in a lot of ways around Elvis Presley. We started off with brunch at his wife Priscilla Presley’s former hair salon (like not one that she owned but one she went to get her hair done) – quite aptly called … Continue Reading

When we decided to go to Tennessee, I knew pretty much straight away that we would have to make a road trip of it. With that, rather than stick to one city the entire time – it was decided that the trip would be a 3 city break would be just the thing (which is … Continue Reading

The next morning in Nashville, we decided to skip breakfast at the hotel and head off somewhere lots of people had recommended for real Southern food. Said place was – Loveless Café and boy was I excited for it. (I’m kinda always excited for anything food related so no surprises here really). We arrived at … Continue Reading

A few months ago, we found out that British Airways was launching a new direct route from London to Nashville in Tennessee. This new information, compounded by the fact that we’d had such an amazing time on our 3 weeks road trip across America (Florida to California) with friends meant that in mere minutes of … Continue Reading

Ever since we did our road trip across the US years ago (from Florida to California over 3 weeks), I’ve wanted to see more of the South. It’s a part of the US, I never really get to visit that often and there’s just so much more to it than we seem to realise across … Continue Reading

The USA is a big old place to visit. Thankfully, this presents quite a plethora of amazing vacation (or as well call it ‘holiday‘) options for u travellers. You’ve got epic cities, mountains, rainforests, national parks and, indeed, some of the best islands in the USA which are absolutely worth visiting. My initial fascination with … Continue Reading

Waking up to that amazing Floridian sunshine has got to be one of the best ways to start a holiday! What makes it even better is starting the day slowly with an amazing breakfast and boy does The Diplomat do a mean breakfast! Like seriously, it’s the kind that makes you sneak extras out so … Continue Reading

The next day in Fort Lauderdale, we started the way every good day in Florida should start – with a breakfast of champions (at the Pelican Grand Beach). I decided to go for something different this morning and skip the pancakes in favour of steak and eggs. Steak and eggs isn’t really something you’d get … Continue Reading