Tennessee is one of those states that is filled with majestic beauty and natural wonder. Peppered with streams and rivers that cut into the mountains that kiss the sky, the Volunteer State is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true! Being outdoors in Tennessee will leave you […]
Gatlinburg is known as the Gateway to the Smokies. This charming mountain town sits at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and sees over 8 million visitors a year. There are so many things to do in Gatlinburg that make it the perfect […]
Tim and I will be heading to Nashville at the end of the month to hang out with some friends so naturally I started looking for places to explore. As I dug deep into music history and the role the city has played in the […]
If you don’t know by now, I am a huge Elvis fan. From young Elvis to Hawaii Live, there is no record that hasn’t been played on repeat in my car. I have groomed my Elvis Pandora station for over 7 years, a feat I […]
It has been said that there is no better way to see the Great Smoky Mountains National Park than to hike it. But lets be honest, not all of us can handle an Appalachian Trail like hike! With so many miles of hikes available in […]
Things to do in Pigeon Forge Summer vacation is filled with road trips, cook outs, and family time. Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are very popular family vacation destinations with a number of attractions and things to do. And it is […]
Knoxville might be known for its Orange and White football antics but there are still plenty of kid and family friendly things to do. If you’re a local or heading to Knoxville with kids for a vacation, we’ve put together a list of places to […]
Few things are more American than quilting. And having grown up in the South, I can appreciate a good quilt. From sick days at home to movie nights on the lawn, quilts were my blanket of choice. I saw my grandmother make a fair share […]
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 certainly do for a weekend trip! […]
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 is that?” We had a lot […]
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 fun and memories you will keep […]
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, it certainly didn’t disappoint!
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 things to do back home was […]
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 dreamed big enough to leave these […]
One of the funnest things for us right now is exploring our new backyard. We learned after deciding to leave Florida that you shouldn’t take your back yard for granted. As we were leaving, we realized we had left so many things for “another day” […]
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, a man with a colorful life.
He was part Cherokee and always seemed to know when it was going to rain and had a way with animals. His love of the mountains was contagious.
Nestled away from the main Parkway in Pigeon Forge, but close enough to still be in the action you will find the Murder Mystery Dinner Show. It is hard to stand out in a town full of big name shows like Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain […]