From Memphis, Tennessee, like to visit museums, hike, travel. I work as the IT guy for WKNO TV & FM station in Memphis.
Love sushi, Ethiopian cuisine, good pizza, lamb chops, and all the other food groups.
Play acoustic guitar and some banjo.
Have lived in Tampa Bay area, all over So Cali from Santa Barbara to San Diego, Memphis, and parts of Arkansas. Frequently travel to New Orleans and St. Louis, but would like to branch out a bit.
I have been using Airbnb as a guest for nearly 3 years but hosting only for a year now as of May 2013. It has been a blast and it has grown into something I thoroughly enjoy. I have called Memphis home for over 5 years now but grew up only 70 miles away so it has always been the big city near me. Just sad it took this long to get to know it and find the treasures within it.
I have rentals in various neighborhoods within the city that I chose because they have their own charms. As of this writing, I have a 3 bedroom house in the Cooper-Young neighborhood of midtown Memphis as well as a 2 (possibly 3) bedroom apartment that is part of a larger house in the same neighborhood. Cooper-Young, and all of Midtown, is a nice little slice of Memphis that tourists might not usually go to if they have the option to stay downtown. But I say there is more to do and experience at the end of a day of touring the city right here in CY than anywhere else in Memphis.
However, some of my guests are arriving via Amtrak train or Megabus and don't want to get a car. I can appreciate that and for them I have a 2nd floor condo in the South Main Arts District of downtown Memphis or a 9th floor condo in an old historic downtown hotel now condo building. From either place, you can ride the trolley or walk to Beale Street, the FedEx Forum, Peabody Hotel, the Mississippi River, and much more. You will also be right by the Memphis in May festivities whether it be the music festival or the BBQ competition.
My goal is to show you the things in Memphis that you might not read about in the tourist books and sites. I want to provide you with things that you can only get in Memphis like Ghost River beer or locally roasted coffee by J. Brooks or point you to some of our great events like free shows at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park. Hopefully, I can clue you in on the some of the free or cheaper things to do that maybe only the locals know about and you don't read or hear about in the guide books.