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By Steve Coomes

In a two-week period this month, a client had me drive nearly 1,500 miles around our beautiful Commonwealth to find interesting food and drink stories. To say I was amazed with what I found, ate, drank and learned about the people behind these places is an understatement. And to say that the state’s greatest restaurants are only in Louisville … well that myth was busted.


Prior to spending a recent weekend in Paducah, KY, I didn’t know much about this Western Kentucky town. I had heard of Paducah, but that’s about it. As we drove into town on South Third Street, though, it was like we had arrived in this fantastic little gem of a town that had much to be explored. We spent a couple of days learning about and perusing Paducah and determined that it’s definitely a fabulous Southern city more folks should visit.

Now that the kiddos are out of school for the summer, I'm sure lots of Bitesters are looking for summer road-trip ideas. Since I am sans enfants myself, some of my recommendations tend to trend toward adult destinations, but I'll try to keep you breeders in mind as I make a few Monday Road Trip suggestions over the next couple of months.

KTIA Signature Summer Events - Kentucky Monthly

Monday, June 6, 2016 12:00 PM

Each quarter, the Kentucky Travel Industry Association spotlights Signature Events for the season. Following are some the Commonwealth’s prime activities for the summer.

Mississippi River Delta - Delta Sky Magazine

Thursday, June 2, 2016 5:00 PM

From rollicking cities to rural charm and rolling landscapes, there's never a dull moment in the Mississippi River Delta Region. - Echo Montgomery Garrett

Paducah Distilled Spirits - KET Kentucky Life

Saturday, May 28, 2016 8:00 PM

The Moonshine Co. takes a family tradition of backcountry distilling to downtown Paducah, the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Frankfort honors those who gave their lives during this conflict in a profound way, and Maysville is the home of the Wald Cycle Company, a company with over a hundred years of ingenuity.

May 16 by Alex Hendrickson for StyleBlueprint

Summer is rapidly approaching and school is almost out. We are ready to bid Nashville farewell, even if only for a day or two. Kick off the season with a quick trip to one of these five nearby destinations that require nothing more than a tank of gas. From Leiper’s Fork, TN, to Paducah, KY, these spots are desired destinations for day trips or quick overnight getaways, and all are less than three hours away by car.

When we think of America's southern states the chances are we immediately envision white-columned plantation homes, huge oak trees swathed in Spanish moss, Mississippi riverboats, charming old cities such as Charleston, Savannah and New Orleans and music... lots off music - jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll, country, bluegrass. But the ten Travel South states are also full of intriguing surprises.