I wish I were in Tulsa, Oklahoma, eating a $1,100 cheeseburger. Sure, the four-digit airfare is a bit hard to stomach, but warm, gooey cheese makes a mighty fine cushion, especially when it’s dripping from a slab of beef the size of your hand.
I had never been to Detroit, so I was excited last month when the writing assignment landed on my desk. Sure, it was a business trip, but business trips can be fun, right? I spent a week planning ways to maximize my free time. And then, I flew 1,027 miles to waste 111 hours staring at the wall.
Village Burger is a jewel of a find, down a nowhere road I never expected would yield such beefy goodness — a cheeseburger that ties for my #1 favorite.
Meridian, Mississippi is homegrown blues wafting through a breezeway, mingling with the scent of fried green tomatoes and collard greens. It’s “sugar” and “darlin’” with a side of sass. It’s everything you expect and nothing you think it will be, steeped in South, dyed in cotton, and starched for church on Sunday.
Airport hotels are notoriously slummy, but Comfort Suites Airport in Nashville was a pleasant surprise. This 94-room property, built in 1995, is a gem in the Choice Hotels chain, and it’s my new favorite place to stay in Nashville. It’s easily accessible to I-40. Nashville International Airport is only 1.5 miles away.