Travel Destination Part 5

Posted on February 19, 2018


This feels very real now! We’re down to the final vote. I did not think that at the end of this you’d be sending me to Nashville or St. Louis. Historically, you’ve pushed me to extremes, so I assumed I’d end up in some faraway part of Alaska, eating elk jerky. Instead, your collective intelligence is pushing me toward these two midwestern American gems: St. Louis and Nashville.

The vote process and your lively participation in the comments have erased most of my nervousness about traveling alone and being unsure of myself in a new place. The idea of having a shareholder mandate to guide my experience will definitely help push me out of my comfort zone. I’m looking forward to entering into this trip with the notion of it as a mission, rather than a vacation.

I’d love it if you continued to pitch me in the comments section on the merits of the remaining cities, and what I should do in either when I end up there.

Vote Yes for Nashville, and No for St. Louis.

Past Discussion

mathowie 💯☕️ (200 shares, voted yes)
I spent three days in Nashville for the first time in December and it was the funnest city I’ve visited in years. The place pulses to music.
Mike Merrill
Leave a note about why you voted a certain way... I'm curious what people think or know about these cities...
beau 💯 (185 shares, voted yes)
I asked my partner (she went to school in Nashville) and she said Nashville hands down. ✨
awmahan 💼☕️ (47 shares, voted no)
St Louis has an arch.
Marcus 💯☕️ (225 shares, voted yes)
If you had told me at the outset of this series of votes that shareholders would drop your ass within two hours of my hometown of Huntsville, AL, I would have called you crazy. But here we are. Nashville rules.
Mike Merrill
@awmahan That arch is pretty cool...
aaronpk 💯☕️ (716 shares, voted yes)
I've visited Nashville before and enjoyed a nice beer or two there. It was a business trip so I didn't get to spent a lot of time in the town but I enjoyed the short trip!
davehayden ☕️💯 (280 shares, voted yes)
We spent too long at Mammoth Cave on our Great Southern Road Trip, so the only Nashville we got to see was an hour of its rush hour traffic along the way to Huntsville. Go, avenge me!
Ryan Feigh 💯☕️ (131 shares, voted yes)
curtiszimmerman (54 shares, voted yes)
Nashville, no contest!
curtiszimmerman (54 shares, voted yes)
Uhh, Nashville because the only real competition was between it and New Orleans. Unfortunately, it's easier to get kicked out of bars in Nashville than it is in New Orleans, but what can you do.
mberezin ☕️ (16 shares, voted yes)
Been to both cities. Nashville has that thriving (country) music scene. St. Louis has... an arch.
Ryan Thompson (68 shares, voted no)
awnelson17 ☕️🌮🕴 (10 shares, voted yes)
How the hell did St. Louis make it this far?
TCrawley40 ☕️ (27 shares, voted yes)
We have to do something about the "yes" / "no" buttons. Even if it does not impact an either/or vote, even subconsciously, the professionalism it would add would be worth it alone. I know, it's a development issue. Anyways, I've never been to Nashville but I've been to a Tennessee a couple times and it is a terrific state. Then again, "meet me in St. Louis, Louis, meet me at the fair!"
Curt ☕️💼💯🌮 (100 shares, voted no)
Warning: Cliches ahead: In Nashville — Hot Chicken; you should go to a Predators game if it’s during NHL season; In St. Louis — Cardinals game if MLB (pre-)season; City Museum (as mentioned before); Arch, natch Sadly, SubTropolis is in Kansas City, not St. Louis.
Jos 🎖☕️ (6 shares, voted yes)
Nashville! I can put together a list of people and places for you to go visit, definitely. I lived (near) there for 5 years, and just was back to visit in October, so the list is fresh. I'm excited! When are we sending you?
Thomas King (24 shares, voted yes)
I was born and raised in St. Louis and, other than a few mostly food-related bits of nostalgia, I find few things to recommend it. My vote is for Nashville. If something happens and the vote swings to St. Louis, the can't-miss spot is City Museum. There's nothing like it.
rugger 💯 (304 shares, voted yes)
Nashville is vibrant and alive. Music, food, history. It's also growing quickly and in transition. A little like seeing Glacier National Park, if you don't see it now, you will miss out. It still has the smaller town feel, but is headed toward being a much-larger major city. Enjoy your trip!
foxmambo (1 shares, voted yes)
I have never been to either but have only heard of Nashville so I take this as a sign - at least I'm sure it exists.
freddy ☕️ (6 shares, voted yes)
Calvin voted for St. Louis because he wants you to see the arch.
A J Cole (2 shares, voted yes)
Since you're probably going to Nashville, I'd like to request you send us all a picture of your self in front of the Willie Nelson Fortune Teller or the 16ft tall Wisk.
Pat Castaldo 💯☕️ (118 shares, voted yes)
St. Louis is rad ad we did it for the 4th this year, but as a self-interested party, i'm saying Nashville.