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The Tennessee Whiskey Trail

Photos by The Tennessee Whiskey Trail The Tennessee Whiskey Trail For as long as I can remember, Tim and I have wanted to do the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. And since we moved to Tennessee, it is something we could…

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Do Good: We’re doing the Questival!

A few weeks ago, Tim and I participated in the Cotopaxi Questival in Knoxville. We had so much fun doing it and made some great friends along the way. And I know what you are thinking… “what the hell…

Smoky Mountain Adventures, Dolly Parton, Pigeon Forge Dinner Show

Dolly’s New Dinner Show, Smoky Mountain Adventures

There is a new show in town, ladies and gentlemen! So back your bags, head over to Pigeon Forge, and be ready to see Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures. You are in for a great time filled with family…

Dolly Parton, Dixie Stampede, Pigeon Forge, Dinner Show

A Night at Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge

Since moving to Pigeon Forge, Tim and I have been playing tourist. We’ve done some dinner shows and visited the local attractions. First on the list? Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. By far one of the most famous Pigeon Forge attractions,…

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Knoxville Ale Trail – A Day of Good Brews

Tim and I have slowly been exploring our new back yard, one weekend at a time. We’ve ventured about looking for fun things to do when friends visit and for us to keep ourselves busy. One of our favorite…

Dolly Parton, Dollywood, Chasing Rainbows Museum

Chasing Rainbows – The Dollywood Series

This article contains affiliate links at no cost to you.    Living in East Tennessee means that Dolly Parton is everywhere. From brochures to billboards, Dear Dolly is a staple of this region. She is “Smoky Mountain girl” who…

Mayan Ruins of Tulum – Where Past Meets Present

The ruins of Tulum will take your breathe away. Even if you aren't a history buff, there is something about seeing the remanence of ancient structures against the contrast of clear turquoise waters. The site forces you to wonder…

Sam Houston School house, Tennessee, Sam Houston

Sam Houston Historic School House

I was about to find out just how extraordinary this man was... The Historic Sam Houston Schoolhouse is a one-room log building that sits between Knoxville and Maryville. It was built in 1794 and is named for Sam Houston,…

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A Taste of Mexico’s Loreto, Baja Sur

I think we all can agree that real, true, authentic Mexican Cuisine is some of the most simple and yet flavor filled food out there. Each region  has its own personality and profile, so when I spent some time…

Legend of El Dorado

The Legend of El Dorado is one of the most famous tales told in relation to Latin America. It sits right up there with Ponce De Leon’s Fountain of Youth, inspiring legends, tales, and great adventures. Located just a…

How to pack for a 10/15 day trip: The carry on challenge

It seems like more and more airlines are moving toward the industry practice of charging passengers for their suitcases, only allowing them a free carry on. To which we say “challenge accepted!” So, with the news of American Airlines…

10 Colombian Festivals You HAVE to Check Out!

There is a running joke in Colombia that the country has more holidays and festivals than it does work days. And I must say that after putting together this list and having grown up in Colombia I can say…

CircaWanderlust Bogota Travel Guide

 Bogota… The Capital City. A world class city filled with culture, history, and night life! I spent my summers visiting my grandparents in Bogota, coming to age in a bustling metropolitan city one summer break at a time. This…