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Your Guide to the Coolest Bars & Clubs in Memphis

Perhaps you are moving to Memphis for a great job prospect or a low cost of living, then settle down for the rewards of great music, the greatest BBQ, and a laid-back lifestyle. Memphis, home to Graceland, Beale Street, and Sun Studio, offers enough to enjoy against a backdrop of rich history, southern friendliness, and the Mississippi River. If being out in nature is something you enjoy, you’ll find beautiful landscapes and flowing rivers that beckon you to come out into the open. Memphis is a city that caters to a wide range of interests. 

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Memphis has a low cost of living. Many Memphis houses for sale cost below $200,000 which is far lower than the national average. Residents have plenty of reasons to be joyful here, from the pure scenic splendor to the lip-smacking taste of Memphis-style barbeque. Memphis is the country’s 9th happiest city in 2022, as well as the 7th most spiritually fulfilled. Memphis is the 4th happiest city to work in the United States. Read on for your guide to the coolest bars and clubs in Memphis.

Coyote Ugly Saloon

The world’s most well-known bar! If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll understand why this bar exists. If you’re in the mood for some bar dancing, you know where to go. The bartenders are known for their dancing routines on top of the bar and for serving drinks with a bit of attitude. Every day from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. is Happy Hour! Friday night is Military Appreciation Night, with beer discounts and no cover charge for our military, police, and firefighters.

Tin Roof

While the Tin Roof is a national franchise of bars and live music venues, the Memphis location goes to great lengths to simulate a Beale Street atmosphere. Enjoy live music on stage every night, DJs and games in “The Green Room,” and lots of food and drink. 

The Pig on Beale

Memphis-style barbecue is the focus at The Pig. Whether you’re looking for BBQ sandwiches, ribs, or smoked turkey, The Pig has it all, as well as live blues music on the weekend. The Pig on Beale, voted one of the top three bar-b-que joints in the country, is a classic Memphis-style hickory-smoked barbecue place. The BBQ Lovers Feast is held at our location. Alternatively, choose the Super Feast, which promises to feed six hungry people. Bring your hunger with you! Pork has a sense of humor. An exhibition of collectible movie posters creates a retro ’50s mood.

Absinthe Room

It’s difficult to believe that a popular street like Beale Street could have a hidden gem, but Absinthe Room is exactly that. You may curl up on the couch or gaze down on the action on Beale Street. Take a trip down the psychedelic stairwell, which leads to four pool rooms, three of which have views of Beale. Its charming, warm, private atmosphere is ideal for racking a few cues and sampling a variety of spirits. The internet jukebox will keep you entertained with all of your favorite songs, or you can relax and appreciate the world-famous collection of movie posters that surround the walls. It’s a terrific spot for group gatherings and welcomes walk-ins.

Top Tips for Planning Your Ideal Family Get-Away

Today, planning a family vacation has never been simpler or more complex, depending upon your individual experience or level of knowledge. With a few clicks on a keyboard, you can find a plethora of information on just about any destination worldwide along with your preferred type of travel, such as a ski vacation, beach getaway, cruise, theme park day trip, and more. It can be highly frustrating for some people to deal with this information overload, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Read on to learn some top tips for planning your ideal family getaway. 

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Plan Around the Interests of Your Family 

If your family enjoys a variety of entertainment options such as movies, plays, shopping, museums, dining out or, a theme park atmosphere; a trip to the Big Apple or a family trip to a Florida theme park followed by a short family cruise from one of the nearby ports could fill the bill. Alternatively, suppose your family loves a beautiful secluded beachside Inn with fresh local seafood and just taking it easy. In that case, there are many hotels, inns, and charming B&B’s around the country that are sure to please everyone. When researching, check out vacation rentals Bald Head Island for additional options. 

Resist the Urge To Do Everything 

It’s essential to resist the urge to fit everything that everyone wants to do into your trip. Chances are you have reserved just a few precious days to make memories that will last a lifetime. You don’t want to become so overwhelmed and tired from trying to cram too much in that you lose sight of the best part of all: spending good quality time with your family. Choosing one thing on each person’s list keeps it doable, fun and, relaxing. 

Incorporate these simple tips into planning your next family getaway, and you’ll be on the road to a fun and memorable trip.     

Historical and Spooky Places in Bataan

Have you been fascinated with spooky places?

I may be reading or watching documentaries about haunted places, but I don’t dare visit one.

But in 2006, we went to see the historical place of Corregidor through the invitation of friends from a pharmaceutical company. To be clear, we did not engage in ghost hunting.

The educational trip, albeit, short gave us the chance to relax from all the busy schedules of covering the health beat.

Sharing here some of the photos from the trip

In the photo were some members of the media and a group of public relations officers. 

Historically, Malinta Tunnel is regarded as one of the most haunted tunnels in the country. 

Today, Malinta Tunnel is the venue of an audio-visual presentation by National Artist Lamberto V. Avellana depicting events of World War II.

Ms. Stargazer encircled the images of what she perceives as ghosts.

The tunnel saw thousands of Japanese soldiers who performed suicide instead of surrendering to the American troops during the Second World War.

These photos don’t mean to scare you. I shared them to commemorate All Souls DayLet’s offer a prayer for the souls of those who perished inside the tunnel.

Despite the eerie feelings brought by the said trip, I would still go back to visit other areas of Corregidor.

How about you, have you had the same eerie experience in your past or recent travels?

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