Lisbon Nights: Wine, Beer, and Fado

After a nice Michelin-starred dinner, I met up with Hugo, another local guide I found on Withlocals. He brought me to a few bars in Bairro Alto where we sipped wine, drank beers, and listened to authentic fado – a type of Portuguese singing that is renowned for its expressive and profoundly melancholic character. Our…

311 Day 2018 in Las Vegas

I finally had a chance to celebrate 311 Day with my favorite group of guys! We rocked out at the first show the previous night and I met even more fellow fans on the floor before this show. Good times! It was another awesome night at the Park Theater in Las Vegas! We were right near…

311 Day 2018 (Night One)

I am a huge 311 fan! (yes, they’re still around!) I bought their self-titled album and started listening to them when I was 10 years old in the 4th grade and have been hooked ever since. I’ve been seeing them in concert almost every year since I was 15. I always wanted to celebrate 311…

Motown Museum

After a Coney Dog and a couple local beers, I couldn’t wait to check out the Motown Museum where you can see the original recording studios and residence of Berry Gordy and Motown Records. Originally a photographers’ studio, it was purchased by Motown founder Berry Gordy in 1959. Motown’s first headquarters was nicknamed “Hitsville U.S.A.”…

Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour

A 15-minute walk from the Gaylord Opryland Resort brought me to the Grad Ole Opry House. The weekly country music stage concert was founded on November of 1925. It’s been called the “home of American music” and “country’s most famous stage”. The venue may have changed over the years, but it continues to hosts some…

Sun Studio: The Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll

After visiting Graceland, I took the shuttle bus to the legendary Sun Studio. Known worldwide as “The Birthplace of Rock ’n’ Roll”, the recording studio is the discovery location of musical legends like B.B. King, Ike Turner, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and “The King”. It’s where the “Million Dollar Quartet” jam session involving Elvis…