A Review of the Hu Hotel, Memphis, and much more….musings from Janet Moore

Deck of Hu Hotel with the Hernando de Soto bridge in the background

We love the boutique Hu Hotel which recently reopened, having re-branded the former Madison Hotel. You can’t beat the location and history of this former bank property. It was among downtown Memphis’ first “skyscrapers” and the first building on Banker’s Row to exceed the traditional four-story height for banks in the city.  It is an… Read more »

Mary Hoover’s Famous Rib Recipe

A smiling Mary Hoover in her chef jacket getting ready to share her secret behind her delicious ribs

One of our favorite stops on our Civil Rights trip is in the heart of the Mississippi Delta where we spend the day in Baptist Town and Greenwood with Sylvester and Mary Hoover. Sylvester is our local guide and expert in a town that became the ground-zero for the civil rights movement with the murder… Read more »

Songs to get you through Shelter At Home from Malaco Records

Photo of a wall inside of Malaco records recording studio. The wall displays various artists photos, silver or gold records, and movie posters.

Sheltering at home, while important, can be tough for everyone. Days and weeks seem to morph into a big long blur and we all seem to be looking for little things to help cure our blues. Luckily for us we have some great friends at Malaco Records down in Jackson, MS who are experts in… Read more »

Corporate Meets Culture: P.F Chang’s Latest Video Campaign Highlights South Korea with Authenticity

When one first thinks of P.F. Chang’s one does not usually think of an authentic asian-style dining experience. Next to Bubba Gump and Black Angus it certainly provides a good meal when Asian food is what is on the family’s wish list. But authentic? Not so much.  However, in P.F. Chang’s latest video campaign, they… Read more »

Our Favorite Apps and Gadgets for 2019

Where are you heading to in 2019? As our favorite travel writer, Pico Iyer, said “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can,… Read more »

A review on Istanbul’s new airport

A dusk picture of the outside of Istanbul's airport

Having recently transited through Istanbul’s airport on one of our group tours, I can say with confidence that once the minor teething issues with signage with the new airport are worked out. It will be a great airport IF you like walking. Perhaps the most surprising aspect of this sparkling new building is the fact… Read more »