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Hot Tamale TrailIf you’re planning a Mississippi Delta holiday, chances are you’re chasing blues music, civil rights sites, and soul food. What if we told you to go for the tamales? Unexpected, maybe, but sample them and you’ll be a believer. Here are the top sites to try on the hot tamale trail.

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On Business in MemphisIf your next business trip lands you in Memphis, Tennessee, follow this guide to make the most of your free time. From where to rest your head after a hard day’s graft to the best after-hours restaurants and watering holes, there’s plenty to see and do in this vibrant city. Take a look at our guide to getting the best out of your time on business in Memphis.

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Five ways to experience Elvis in Memphis

by Samantha July - last edited October

RFive ways to experience Elvis in MemphisWhether you’re a diehard fan or just a little curious, you can’t visit Memphis without a nod to Elvis Presley. Follow in the footsteps of The King and experience Elvis in Memphis on your next trip to Tennessee.

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Inside the National Civil Rights Museum: African-American culture in MemphisMemphis, Tennessee, takes its name from an ancient city on the Nile. But the city’s connection to African culture runs deeper than any river. Memphis was the centre of the global cotton exchange – and the network of plantations and African slaves who worked them. Later, Memphis was the city that former slaves and their descendants aspired to reach. In the 1960s, Memphis was the scene of a shot heard around the world. Today, the city is the sum of all these things, from the National Civil Rights Museum to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

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Travelling the Mississippi by Steamboat

by Samantha February 2014 - last edited October

Life on a Mississippi Steam BoatSo, you want to see the Mississippi Steamboat. There’s a romance to it – that slow dance down the river; a grandeur – in the vessels, and the personalities they conjure (right, Mr. Twain?), and you get that added layer of musicality. Memphis also gives you the rare opportunity to travel aboard an authentic paddle-steamer, so we’ll begin there. 

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Insider Interview Memphis: Kelly English

by Samantha January 2014 - last edited October

Insider Interview Memphis: Kelly EnglishConsider Kelly English Memphis’ chief culinary ambassador. Since 2008, his Restaurant Iris has elevated dining in the city – and held the attention of Food & Wine magazine, the James Beard Foundation and the like – with a French-Creole palate that refines local and seasonal.

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