Royal Tips: Memphis

Planning a trip to Memphis? Here are ten tips from our team to keep in mind before you go. 1. Prepare for a layover Direct flights to Memphis can be hard to find, unless you live in a hub city. The airline that flies there from everywhere is FedEx, and as that might not be…

First Half 2017: Looking Back

2017 has been a pretty good travel year so far, and the year is only half over! Today I am going to take a quick look back at the past six months, and later this week we will do a sneak peak of the exciting travel I have coming up in the second half of…

Corinth and Shiloh

I am a self-admitted history nerd. I love reading it, watching documentaries of it, and have made pilgrimages around the world to see some of my favorite topics come to life. However, the Civil War is a topic that has always been much a mystery to me. Oh sure, I can name some of the…

The Royal Tour: Memphis

Memphis is an amazing city, full of culture, history, and - most importantly - BBQ.  No person is more ingrained in the city than John Vergos, owner of Rendezvous, where Memphis BBQ as we know it was invented in 1948.  We sat down with John to talk about Rendezvous, Memphis BBQ, and the city he calls…

Walking in Memphis

Introduction Before arriving in Memphis, I knew little about the city other than BBQ and Elvis. And a song which had been playing in my head the entire flight. When I arrived, it was not pouring rain. It was just after midnight, and I was tired and cranky. I got my car (Note: despite the…