Author Archives: Rupert Parker

5 Best Food Joints in Nashville

18/01/2018 by .

Music City is famous as the home of country music but long hours in the studio fuel the appetites of singers, musicians and producers. As a result, Nashville has a great food scene and, of course, there’s a whiskey distillery to keep those creative juices flowing. Rupert Parker tests out his taste buds and cherrypicks his 5 best food joints in Nashville.

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On the Trail of Civil Rights in Tennessee and Mississippi

03/01/2018 by .

A journey down Highway 61 from Memphis to Jackson takes Rupert Parker along the Mississippi Freedom Trail. It carries echoes of his previous trip to Alabama.

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Cruising Andalusia & the Algarve with Fred Olsen

02/01/2018 by .

It’s November and it’s with a certain amount of trepidation that I arrive in Southampton. First I’m worried about the weather at this time of year but second this will be my first cruise on a large boat.

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The Road to Paradise on Mount Tateyama

30/12/2017 by .

In the town of Tateyama, around 400km North West of Tokyo, blindfolded women walk to paradise during the sacred ritual of Nunobashi Kanjoe.

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Elvis Triangle from Tennessee to Mississippi

29/12/2017 by .

For Elvis fans, Tennessee and Mississippi are definitely the must visit states – you can follow his life from the lowly two room shack where he was born, to the hit studio where he made his first recordings, the mansion where he lived until he died, and his final resting place. Fly into Memphis or Nashville, they’re about 3 hours apart, rent a car and stop off at Tupelo on the way.

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The Trail of the Walser in Vorarlberg

30/11/2017 by .

Along this track, as recently as the last century, young children, barely able to walk, were sent far away to Germany. Their parents couldn’t afford to feed them so, rather them seeing them die, they were despatched to work on large feudal estates. Some didn’t make it, frozen by the elements or eaten by wild animals, and most never returned.

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