You can take a 10-day tour along the Blues Highway, the route that brought the music of the south worldwide. It includes two days in Memphis with a full day at Graceland including a tour of Elvis’s home, museum and the Meditation Garden where he is buried, above.

I think I’m going to have to give in to a certain septuagenarian in my life and book a little trip to Graceland! Any help in planning a visit would(...)

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Europe’s most famous opera festival takes place in Verona, Italy, from June 19th to August 25th

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 Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

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 The set for La Bohéme at the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, Italy

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The serrated costline of Istria, Croatia

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Italy’s Daniele De Rossi (centre) is staying at Roma, according to his coach. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

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A route that reads like a tour guide for Italian villages and cities: Michael Taylor and Greg Kable in their 1954 Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva

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