Tennessee Archives - My Family Travels
A firebreather entertains the crowd at the Dixie Stampede HoeDown show in Pigeon Forge. Photo c. Pigeon Forge Dept of Tourism.
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Must-See Dinner Entertainment In Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is renowned for its dinner plays and outdoor experiences. These events are special because people of all ages can enjoy delicious cuisine and entertaining...

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Portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. surrounded by the names of the principles he fought for, by John Hain courtesy pixabay.
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Memphis, Tennessee – Explore the Civil Rights Movement at the National Civil Rights Museum

Even if you've seen the very special Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington DC, your family should not miss an opportunity to visit "his" museum:

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Kid pose with golf clubs at the Hilton Waikoloa Resort in Hawaii.
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A Dozen And More Top Family Golf Resorts

When golf became hot to younger generations, many golf resorts evolved into family golf resorts. They began by focusing on the parent and grandparent players they already had....

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Hotel guests watch fireworks display over the Pacific Ocean from their balcony at Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort, Oahu. Photo c. Hilton
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Forget Chasing Bargains: These Are Top Value Spring Break Vacation Deals

Whether you're suffering from Tiktok fever, relentless blizzards or restless kids, many families are looking for a last-minute spring break vacation. Don't worry -- last minute...

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Three children playing in a pile of leaves near a tree
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Leaf Peeker’s Guide To America’s Fall Foliage

Fall foliage tours and affordable leaf peeping road trips are easy to plan if you use this How-To, Where-To Leaf Peeker's Guide with tips on the best places to see leaf colors...

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Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee
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Destinations Where Black Lives Matter

Explore historic sites, institutions and Black culture destinations where Black lives matter. These destinations will fuel fascinating conversations about race and justice that...

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Three covers of the Negro Travelers' Green Book from the years 1947, 1948 and 1955 at the New York Public Library
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Making Our Travels More Meaningful

Social, economic and political forces have persuaded many families to commit to more meaningful travel since the pandemic pause.

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Elvis Presley statue on the waterfront.
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The King of Tupelo, Mississippi

I recently overheard two guys who'd scaled Kilimanjaro, run Class VI rapids on the New River, and rested their heads on the most expensive pillows in Paris agree that none of their...

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The welcoming gates of Graceland, the late Elvis Presley's Memphis estate.
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We Love Memphis For Music, Music Shrines And Elvis

Exploring things to do in Memphis Tennessee is a blast for a lot of reasons—Elvis, music, Elvis, Ducks, Elvis, Civil Rights, Elvis. Sitting on the banks of the Mississippi River,...

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