A Memphis Map That's Fit for The King
Still haven't finished your holiday shopping? Brighten someone's Blue Christmas with a hand-drawn guide to Elvis's hometown. The Memphis Map for Elvis Fans highlights all The King's former haunts in River City, from his childhood home to where he worked as a truck driver to the spot where he made his first public appearance.
The "Greater Memphis" section of the map illustrates a self-guided walking tour that covers modern attractions in addition to the places where Elvis lived and performed, and a detailed drawing of Graceland offers a bird's-eye view of the rock-'n'-roll mecca.
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Over 100 sites are featured alongside more than 130 anecdotes about Presley and his life in Memphis, but if the map leaves you wanting more, take a trip across the pond to London this winter where a retrospective exhibit featuring 300 of Elvis's personal possessions recently opened at the O2. Or, you could simply celebrate The King's 80th birthday on January 8 with a peanut butter and banana sandwich.
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Caroline Hallemann is an assistant digital editor at Travel + Leisure. You can find her on Twitter at @challemann.