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Exploring the Mammoth Cave System

by MShallcross July - last edited October

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It’s just a big hole in the ground, but you’ll likely need a reservation to get inside. About half a million people a year travel to south-central Kentucky to visit the Mammoth Cave System, which encompasses the longest cave system in the world, with more than 400 miles of surveyed passageways. 


The Essential Kentucky Derby

by MShallcross March - last edited October

The Essential Kentucky DerbyWhy do so many people from all over the world travel to Louisville annually for an event that usually runs for just over 120 seconds? As virtually every first-time Derby attendee will attest, it’s the opportunity to be part of a whirlwind of festivities, debauchery and celebrity sightings that culminate in the longest consecutively held sporting event in the United States.


Bone Marrow at Proof on Main | Where to Eat in LouisvilleWhile it may be true that too many cooks spoil the broth, sometimes too much of a good thing can be wonderful – at least according to the indomitable Mae West. Residents of Louisville, Kentucky, as well as an impressive collection of food critics and travel writers from across the globe, have found that it’s not possible to have too many good cooks and top-notch eateries in town. Choosing where to eat in Louisville is not a cut-and-dried decision.


Louisville Liquor: The Urban Bourbon Trail

by MShallcross January - last edited October

Louisville Liquor | The Urban Bourbon TrailThe Urban Bourbon Trail in Louisville is fast becoming a must-do activity for visitors to the city, as well as local residents who enjoy sipping a bit of the state’s signature spirit. Take a look at our guide to this top Louisville attraction.


The Gateway to the South | A Beginner's Guide to LouisvilleLouisville, Kentucky first became a stopover for travellers not for its beauty and tourist attractions, but because of necessity. In the late 18th century, settlers navigating the Ohio River by boat were forced to come ashore at the Falls of the Ohio, a series of rapids representing the only major obstacle to river traffic on the waterway. Louisville soon became a major portage site and later an important locale for steamboat trade.