A year ago, my wife and I visited the South and had a fabulous time in New Orleans, Lafayette, Jackson, Clarksdale, and Memphis. It was our fourth time to Louisiana but our first to Mississippi and Tennessee. The people were friendly, the history was fascinating, the food was wonderful, and what we saw and did were quite unique. For us, too, the music was a big draw. We are fans of the Blues and Soul, and have a huge collection of music in those styles. (As well as Cajun, Zydeco, Tex-Mex, and Rockabilly.)

Eating Crawfish in Lafayette, LA.
Eating Crawfish in Lafayette, LA.

When we returned home, friends and work colleagues encouraged me to share what we had experienced. (I’ve done that before–passing around handy travel tips on cities like Seattle, Montreal, and Amsterdam.) At first, I drew up a list of helpful links for anyone thinking about visiting New Orleans and Memphis. I’ve found those cities are destinations on many people’s bucket list, but they don’t always make it to the top of the list. As a next step, I wrote this blog to share what we experienced in Memphis. Hopefully, more people will travel there and find out what an interesting and lively place it truly is!

Special thanks to Anthony Bonds, Bell Staff Manager at The Madison Hotel–his suggestions were always spot on, and his passion for his own city always shone through.

Montgomery Burt >>

3 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi Monty,
    Yes I made it here. I am at least two or three of those hits now.
    Umm quite the bowl of shrimp you got going on there.
    Dennis M

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