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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Loreto is a sleepy sea side town, tucked away on the Baja Coast of Mexico. And on that pristine coast, sits a beautiful resort, Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto.
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.
Cooking is something very personal if you think about it. And it requires a lot of trust. No matter where you grew up or what your cultural background is, we all have comfort foods that make the worst of days better.
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 about a time before modern technology as you loose yourself to the sea spray breeze
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.
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.
Independence Day weekend is almost here y’all! A patriotic day filled with cut off shorts, BBQ, water melon, and a side of relish that makes us all shine a little brighter. I always feel like it is summer’s official coming out party. Grab your potato […]
I live in a town where the local library has book clubs and a history center that houses microfilms of newspapers from 1810 through present, where a older gentleman helped me all morning find pictures of general stores before the National Park was established because I was curious.
The history junkie in me loves the idea of old places and ruins have this Indiana Jones Adventure feel to them. So you can imagine my excitement when our latest trip to Mexico was only a short bus ride away from the Tulum Ruins!
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 in Loreto, Baja Sur for a […]