Tennessee Archives - My Family Travels
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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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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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 not only matter, they fuel fascinating conversations about race and justice that too few travelers...

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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

Isolated by the pandemic, angered by economic inequality, moved by social injustice -- powerful forces are persuading many families to commit to more meaningful travel when they...

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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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National Civil Rights Museum And Martin Luther King Jr.

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: The...

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Barnstormer ride at Dollywood
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Dollywood And Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Home to Dolly Parton's Dollywood theme park, Pigeon Forge,...

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Busch Gardens Virginia coaster
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The 10 Best Themeparks For Family Vacations

At almost any time of year, family planners can count on a theme park to shift the annual vacation into high gear. Whether you’re planning a long vacation or just a day trip,...

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Road Trip USA: The Blue Ridge Parkway From Virginia To Tennessee

The beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway will inspire your backseat passengers to sing "Country Roads, Take Me Home" as you cruise between the Shenandoah and the Smoky Mountain National...

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