The United States remains a country many envy and its music influences the world.
The Stax Museum – Memphis, Tenn.
The Stax Museum lived in the shadows of Motown for no reason. From Albert King to the late, great Otis Redding, Stax was a force and its museum is a reminder of songs you and your parents grew up on and an incredibly diverse collection of nostalgia.
Motown – Detroit, Mich.
Nothing else needs to be said about Hitsville U.S.A. A must see and Detroit has fantastic Mexican food.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Cleveland, Ohio
Could you skip it? Sure you could. But it’s Rock & Roll and it’s all there for the seeing in a splendid building and underrated city.
National Blues Museum – St. Louis, Mo.
It’s difficult to sing the praises of a museum that only opened April 2, 2016, but that shouldn’t give you the blues. While many would question its location well away from the Mississippi Delta, there is no denying the fact that “The Blues” should have a museum.
American Jazz Museum – Kansas City, Mo.
You’re looking at Charlie Parker’s Grafton saxophone and by all rights walking through a well-stocked museum and functioning music venue that highlights a genre of music that truly belongs to the United States and ears around the world.
There are tons of places to hike around the world — possibly even dozen of options just miles from where you currently sit. But some hiking destinations are better than others. Here are a few that will be entirely unforgettable — along with some of the best ways to see them.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Few things in life are as unappealing as smelly shoes. There’s something about the distinctive odor of stanky feet that’s almost vomit-inducing. When you’re traveling, the stench can really sneak up you. Here are some tips for keeping your shoes fresh and ready to stroll.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
Barcelona’s insane popularity and large influx of visitors as of late may have some travelers steering away from the Mediterranean coastal city, but just outside the overpopulated center of the city, known as Ciutat Vella, are quieter neighborhoods that offer more of a local feel and don’t come with exorbitant tourist prices. El Poble-Sec is one such area that rests between the towering Montjuic park and the Old Town, making it a nice escape but still close enough to access the sights.