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.
You’ve booked your flights, you’ve found your hotel, you’ve spent the last six months dreaming about your trip. One problem? You don’t know what to do once you get there. If only there was an app that acted as your own personal tour guide, that led you to the city’s top sights and hidden gems, helping you make remarkable discoveries …
Netflix has always been stingy when it comes to content. License agreements prevent it from showing its entire catalogue here in the United States. That just means you get new options when you travel overseas. Check out these great shows next time you’re out of the country.
Apple is one of the most popular brands in the world, coming out with high-end products year after year. One of its popular items is the Apple Watch, now on its fifth generation. You can get the watch in Space Black, Gold, Silver and Space Gray. You can also purchase it in two different sizes.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
People need a “chance to get some well-needed rest, relaxation and fresh air.” This is a sentiment we all likely share, as does the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union. The EC included that phrase when it released its plan to help reopen Europe following the COVID-19 global pandemic. While most EU borders remain closed to international travel until at least mid-June, the EC’s plan starts with inter-Europe travel, and are non-binding recommendations and guidelines. European countries still have the final decision, so travelers are advised to check the restrictions of the countries they plan to visit. According to the EC, “blanket restrictions of free movement are replaced by targeted measures.”