Visiting Nashville For The First Time? Some Things You Definitely Must Do While You’re In Music City


The one question that we are asked most often is: What should we do while we are in Nashville? Our answer is usually customized like this or this to suit your specific interests. (Be sure to check out both of those lists to see some recommendations that aren't listed below!) Generally speaking, our answer is typically based on: the type of music you enjoy whether you are driving or flying into Nashville (thus, whether you'll have access to a cab or rental car) where you are staying … [Read more...]

Nashville Nightlife & Pub Crawls: The Best Downtown Nashville Bars And Honky Tonks


Jim and I usually only go to the downtown Nashville bars for music & drinks whenever out-of-town guests are in town. Maybe if we lived closer, we would go more frequently. But we've always lived south of Nashville -- first in Franklin. And now in Spring Hill. To be honest, I’m not all that interested in watching cover bands (which is what you find in some of the Nashville bars). With the amazing quality of musicians, singers, and songwriters that we have here in Nashville, Jim and I … [Read more...]

Pancake Pantry Nashville: Add It To Your Bucket List!


Soon after we moved to Nashville in 2001, Jim made a point to take me to one of Nashville's most popular places for breakfast: the Pancake Pantry! He had lived in Nashville before, and he also took a lot of business trips here with his previous jobs, so Jim was very familiar with this historic restaurant. One way he enticed me to go was by telling me about all of the Nashville celebrities who dine there. Most recently, Jim took clients to the Pancake Pantry for breakfast and they … [Read more...]

2010 Nashville Flood Facts And Photos


The Nashville flood was unprecedented and the first of its kind for this area. Around here, they call it the 1000-year flood. The 2 days of constant rain and flooding which took place on May 1-2, 2010 in Nashville Tennessee broke all kinds of records: It was the most rainfall in 2 days in Nashville's history. Rivers throughout Middle Tennessee crested at record high levels, exceeding previous highs by as much as 14 feet. It was one of the largest U.S. floods in the last 100 years, … [Read more...]

Nashville By Bike: Tips For Exploring Music City On Two Wheels


Traveling for work has its ups and downs. When I'm on the road for a week at a time, exploring the cities I'm working in by bicycle helps keep me fit and happy. Nashville sits at the top of my list for bike-friendly cities in the southeast. I've always enjoyed riding in the Music City, exploring endless routing options that visit historic sites like Fort Nashborough and the Bicentennial Capitol Mall. Whether you're a local or just passing through like me, setting out on a bicycle can open … [Read more...]

Tips For An Exciting RV Adventure Through Franklin And Nashville Tennessee


An RV vacation through Tennessee must include a tour of the Nashville and Franklin area, filled with history, colorful events and the hospitable atmosphere of welcoming residents. Nashville, capital of Tennessee and commonly known to be the bustling center of the music industry, has numerous points of interest for those on RV vacations. Historic downtown makes a perfect setting to get you in the mood for the rest of your trip. Be sure to visit the Bicentennial Capital Mall where you will … [Read more...]

Chris Blair’s Stories Behind The Songs: A Weekly Show At The Listening Room Cafe In Nashville & Renegade Radio


Jim and I were at the first show at The Listening Room Cafe when it opened in Nashville back in 2008. We were also at the very first Stories Behind The Songs show at The Listening Room Cafe last week. What can I say?... We like small, quaint places to see live music in and around the Nashville area. And we especially like The Listening Room Cafe. Chris Blair is the owner of The Listening Room Cafe. Chris Blair's Stories Behind The Songs is a FREE, weekly event that he's been trying … [Read more...]

Mangia Nashville: This Family-Style Italian Restaurant Is One Of The Best-Kept Secrets In Franklin, TN


We went to Mangia Nashville for the first time last weekend. It's an Italian restaurant that came highly recommended by a friend of ours. He had the time of his life there a couple months earlier when friends invited him to a surprise birthday party there. He has been back twice since then. Based on his experience and our experience and the reviews I've seen from others -- adult birthday parties are a popular occurrence at Mangia Nashville. But we weren't celebrating any birthdays when … [Read more...]

Our Review Of Bourbon Tours On The Kentucky Bourbon Trail


Last August, Jim and I hopped in the motorhome and headed for the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky. We had a blast! We made it a 4-day mini vacation -- visiting 1 or 2 distilleries each day, then camping someplace in between the distillery locations each night. Just a few hours drive from Nashville to the North along I-65 will put you in the heart of Bourbon and Bluegrass country. Nashville locals and tourists alike will find it reasonable to make a day trip to the Bourbon Trail if only one or … [Read more...]