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 […]
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 […]
Tim and I went back and forth for about 2 years before we finally took the plunge and bought a Jeep Wrangler, a decision I wish we would have made much sooner! Owning a Jeep has been one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. […]
From Florida to Alaska, the National Park Service manages and maintains some of the most beautiful public lands. In fact, the NPS protects more than 44 million acres of designated wilderness areas! These parks make up some of the most iconic American landscapes and have been […]
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 […]
The downsizing has officially commenced, you guys. And when I say that everything must go I promise that is not an exaggeration. In fact, my coworkers have even commented on how I have take over the local yard sale pages! What Stays? What Goes? As […]
When Tim and I decided to get out of Florida, we were living in a 5 bedroom 2 bath house. Our house was huuuuuge when it was just the two of us but perfect when everyone was visiting. And this is something we kept in […]
Growing up 2 hours from Memphis means that for the longest time I associated it with the closest airport, never really looking for other things to do in Memphis. But as a got older, I started to associate the city with something more true to […]
Alright FL friends, I will be updating this list for you to use and share as a resource. As you know, Tim and I moved earlier this year to the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Having been through numerous hurricanes and evacuations, we know how frustrating […]
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 […]
We took a walk back in time to discover the rich history of our new home. Some of the places I was familiar with, others I had never even heard of.
This article contains affiliate links at no cost to you. The Smoky Mountains are known for their majestic views and outdoor activities. Though their history and rich culture sometimes get lost in the shuffle of camping gear and bright arcade lights, the truth is that […]
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” […]
Over the years I’ve ended up with notes scribbled onto hotel stationary. There are those notes along side photos to bring them to life.
So what is the big deal? Why does everyone want to go tiny? I have no idea! But I can tell you why Tim and I have heavily, heavily considered going tiny.
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.
My first time in Mexico was a press trip to cover Celebrity Chef Week at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto for The Fairtytale Traveler. Having recently binge watched every Anthony Bourdain travel episode on Netflix, I was STOKED when this trip came up.