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  1. Default Blues inspired Memphis -> New Orleans Trip ideas ?

    Hi All,

    I'm planning on taking a Blues music inspired road trip in the southern US this month. I am quite flexible but am planning on spending about 2 weeks on this solo trip.

    My current (but not concrete) plan is to find the fastest route from Toronto to Memphis and then follow the "Great River Road" route down to New Orleans, spending some time in Clarksdale. I also plan to make a day trip to Tupelo.

    I'm from Canada and am very unfamiliar with the entire area so if you have any suggestions (keeping the theme of the Blues and the Delta in mind) for this trip please let me know.

    Cheers !


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    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default Muddy's Waters

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    Sounds like a great trip. Plenty of time, and a reason for making it. Others have driven the Great River Road in search of the Blues. In particular, here are a few ideas. But besides the Blues, Memphis and New Orleans, there are a few other places that you should consider visiting while you're in that neck of the woods. Certainly worth a stop for reasons other than music are Vicksburg and Natchez . Then on the way back try a different kind of road, that will also take you through Tupelo. And either on the way down or back, be sure to take the time to tour Mammoth Cave.

    Last edited by AZBuck; 11-28-2008 at 08:32 PM.

  3. Default Muddy's Waters

    Thanks AZBuck. All great ideas. I'll definitely include most of those on my itinerary.

    Cheers !

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    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Default Look at Scott Stanton's article

    Scott Stanton's article MEMPHIS TO NEW ORLEANS:
    More than just Graceland
    seems tailor-made for helping plan your trip --


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    There is a wonderful hotel on Commerce St, off of Tchapitoulas, named the Pelham. It is 6 blocks from the House of Blues. I understand that the House of Blues is a commercialized version of blues history, but they do have good food and great decor.

    I know that most people probably already know this, but New Orleans was just named the most dangerous city in the United States. Certain parts of the city are fine, but I wouldn't recommend being overly adventurous in your exploration.

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    I missed that article in my initial searches. Thanks ! Really good.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sedenquist View Post
    Scott Stanton's article MEMPHIS TO NEW ORLEANS:
    More than just Graceland
    seems tailor-made for helping plan your trip --


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