My husband and I are planning a 3 week road trip to the USA in May 2013 flying from London to Atlanta and home from Washington. We plan to combine a few different interests - namely the Civil Rights Trail, Music of all kinds and spending a week doing the scenic drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway to Washington. Our initial plan which is not exactly written in stone is as follows: Atlanta 2 nights, Birmingham 1 night, New Orleans (just after the Jazz Fest) 4 nights, Memphis 3 nights, Nashville 4 nights, Asheville 4nights - Biltmore Estate, Charlottesville - Moniticello, Washington - flying straight home as we have recently been to this great city. So far the only hotel we have booked is the Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Iberville. We'd really like some suggestions/recommendations and advice for our trip including hotels to stay at especially for the Blue Ridge Parkway drive.