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Sally Walker Davies, Memphis Local Expert

About Sally

Sally Walker Davies is enchanted by Memphis' music, history, and characters. From the artsy South Main Historic District to the grittiness of her favorite live music clubs to the sophisticated style of the eastern edge of the city, there’s a Memphis for every mood, and she loves every part of it.

Walker Davies is an experienced broadcast, print, and online journalist focusing on travel.  Her work has appeared the Commercial Appeal, AOL Travel,, and The Tennessean. She is the author of Tennessee: An Explorer’s Guide.

Special Interests

Sally knows a lot about:

  • Destination spas
  • Luxury hotels
  • Traveling with teenagers

Sally's Special Recommendations for Memphis

Sally says, "Don't leave Memphis without finding your soul at STAX, the museum of soul music where legendary artists laid down the Memphis Sound."

10Best Lists by Sally Walker Davies

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Music, Kings and Cotton: Memphis Rocks History

Memphis might well be what one would consider a master's class in history. From the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, from the birth of the blues and rock to the death of the King, the city's past is full of...


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The Lover's Guide to Memphis – with Music

Memphis is a city known for its music. . . but when you stop and think about all the romantic - dare we say sexy? -  music that has come from this city, it's not hard to make a leap to Memphis being a town that's...


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Get Your Cupid On: Romantic Dining in Memphis

Nothing says 'I love you' like dining in a romantic setting - whether you're watching a sunset, enjoying the grandeur of five-star service, or simply sharing a bottle of really fine wine. In Memphis, couples...


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Find Your Groove at Memphis' Best Dance Clubs

Everyone knows Memphis is way into the live music scene, but finding true dance clubs in the city is a bit like the proverbial needle in the haystack. While folks have been known to get up and dance at places like...