I made the switch from a commercial dog food (Nutro) to a private label natural dog food that’s made in the USA and delivered to my home… for FREE! It’s called Nature’s Select dog food. Here’s why Nature’s Select is a great choice if you’re looking for Nashville dog food delivery.
Stuck at home? Bored? Need some fun things to do at home to relieve the boredom… FAST? Here’s a list of 60+ fun things to do when you’re bored at home — with kids, with friends, or even alone. if you’re bored and you haven’t planned anything to do today, start here!
How much can you make driving for Uber? Here are some eye-opening salary facts if you’re thinking about driving for Uber. Plus testimonials from Uber drivers and Lyft drivers — including driver pay, little-known secrets, and insider tips & tricks.
If you’ve been thinking about using one of those PODS for your moving & storage needs… check here first! Get a PODS storage promo code for local OR long distance moves here. And hear from others who have used PODS before…
One of the best city parks in Franklin TN for kids is Pinkerton Park. It’s located on Highway 96, just past the railroad tracks on the east side of downtown Franklin. See why we think it’s the best for kids, plus photos and fun things to do there.
Here are details and photos of our favorite Natchez Trace hiking trail near Nashville TN. The Old Trace trailhead is located at milemarker 426.3 on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Also, a little about ticks & lyme disease here in Tennessee, plus tips for removing ticks from your body (and from your dog!) and how to prevent tick bites in the first place.
Living in Franklin, Tennessee, we see a good deal of celebrities whenever we’re out and about. Here are some of the best places where you are most likely to spot a celebrity in and around Nashville. (We’ve excluded all of the music venues and locations where Nashville celebrities are on hand for a specific function.)
Thanks to Dolly Parton, each of your children can receive free books for kids every single month — from birth to age 5! Here’s how Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library works, how to sign up, and one mom’s review of the free kids books her child has received.
Not into Country music? Here are the best live music venues in Nashville, Knoxville, and Memphis that cater to non-Country music fans.
Did you know that wherever you are in Tennessee there’s a state park within an hour’s drive?! Good news: ALL Tennessee state parks are now FREE! So, if you haven’t been to one of Tennessee’s state parks in awhile, this is something to add to your Bucket List. See a complete list of Tennessee state parks and which ones are our favorites in Middle Tennessee. Plus other fun things to do in the Nashville area.
We went to Mangia Nashville and have never enjoyed great Italian food and fun times quite like this before. See why Mangia Nashville is one of the locals’ best-kept secrets and a place NOT to be missed!
The Pancake Pantry in Nashville was on my Bucket List for awhile. Now, I’ve been there several times. See why there’s always a line at the Pancake Pantry Nashville – which is one of the Top 3 Pancake Restaurants in America! By the way, there’s a Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg now too.
Looking for fun things to do in Nashville? We’ve compiled a list of all the best things that you absolutely MUST put on your list when you visit Music City – from where to stay, to where to eat, and what to do while you’re here!
See which neighborhoods have the nicest neighbors & the best Halloween candy. The locals’ favorite spots in Nashville to go trick-or-treating on Halloween.
Touring the Fontanel mansion is definitely something for your Nashville Bucket List! Here’s how much it costs + my photos showing what the log home is like.
Smokin Thighs expanded from one of the best Nashville food trucks to one of the best restaurants in Nashville. Nothing is fried. Chicken is applewood smoked
Two of the suburbs south of Nashville (Franklin & Brentwood) are getting crowded. That’s why we moved to nearby Spring Hill just 12 miles south of Franklin.
I rode a Segway for the first time thru downtown Nashville and I didn’t crash – or hit anyone! Two-hour Nashville Segway Tours are fun for locals & tourists
I’ve been to Sky High Sports Nashville a few times. Whenever guests are in town – and they have kids – Sky High Nashville is where we go! Here’s why…
I frequently ride my bike on a route that takes me past Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s house in Franklin, TN. Actually, there are 6 houses on the property, 4 of which are livable. Here are photos I’ve taken of Tim and Faith’s house through the years.
We went to Sopapilla’s Franklin for lunch today. And if I had my way, we’d go back there for dinner tonight. It was that good! Here’s why I really like the New Mexican cuisine at Sopapilla’s in Franklin, TN. Psst – they’re about to open a Sopapilla’s in Hendersonville, Tennessee too.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve been to George Jones’ house in Franklin, TN. Each year, I made a point to visit George Jones home to see his one-of-a-kind Christmas light display. George Jones recently put his Williamson County home up for sale — 4025 Nestledown Drive, Franklin, TN 37067. Here are fun facts, photos, and videos.
We already have a favorite dog park in Franklin… it’s Maggie’s Bark Park. Our second favorite is Warner Dog Park.But still, I was excited when I heard there was another new dog park in town! It’s called the K9 Korral Dog Park at Harlinsdale Farm. So the dog and I both jumped in the car and we went to check it out…
Planning a car trip to or from Nashville soon? Regardless of where you’re headed, here are 6 things you must do before you hit the road!
Shawn Mullins and Chuck Cannon often do shows together. I’ve seen them both — separately and together — several times. The fact that Tom Bukovac was also on stage this night at 3rd & Lindsley was a huge bonus for me. Not to mention the fact that I got to sit with Chuck’s wife (Lari White) and Tom’s wife (Sarah Buxton) and meet another Nashville singer-songwriter (Jeanne Richardson). Here are photos from this fun night!
If you’re going to Nashville for the nightlife and live music, then a pub crawl on Broadway must be on your To Do list! You don’t have to like Country music – there’s plenty of live entertainment to suit everyone’s tastes. Here are some ideas for doing your own Nashville pub crawl.
The Nashville flood was unprecedented and the first of its kind for this area. The 2 days of constant rain and flooding which took place on May 1-2, 2010 in Nashville Tennessee broke all kinds of records
I’ve always enjoyed bike riding in Nashville, TN. It’s a bike-friendly city. Setting out on a bicycle can open up a whole new perspective on Music City USA.
An RV vacation through Tennessee must include a tour of the Nashville and Franklin area! Here are some tips for planning an exciting Nashville RV adventure in your own RV or in a rental RV.
Here are photos from the very first Stories Behind The Songs show at The Listening Room Cafe in Nashville, TN. Chris Blair is definitely onto something with this type of show. I know we’ll definitely be back to hear more stories behind the songs at The Listening Room Cafe. You never know WHO you’re gonna see there!
Jim and I hopped in the motorhome and headed from Nashville toward the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. 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. Here’s what the bourbon tours were like.
These are some hats that were for sale at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop downtown Nashville. he cowboy hats were placed on the floor. The baseball cap in the middle reads:
I’d like to check you for ticks.
We rented a cabin at Brothers Cove in Sevierville, Tennessee. There were 8 of us — including 2 children. If you’re looking for some really nice and affordable Pigeon Forge cabin rentals, then Brothers Cove is definitely worth considering! Here’s why…
NBC is hosting an open casting call in Nashville, Tennessee October 1-2 for their new show created and produced by Jerry Seinfeld called The Marriage Ref. Want to be a contestant on the show?
These top 5 Nashville area window and door companies rank high based purely on their customer service — although they each has great windows and doors as well. See why Central Woodwork ranks #1 and Marvin Windows ranks #2.
We went to the Higgins Moonlite Drive-In for the first time. It’s located in Woodbury, Tennessee — just east of Murfreesboro. Here’s our review of the Moonlite Drive-in, including pictures!
The CMT Awards show precedes the CMT Music Festival each June. We scored some press passes this year! Here’s how things went at the CMT Music Awards show, and some of the unique things that I saw this year…
This is one of those things that you just don’t think about… until you find yourself stranded on the side of the road wondering what your options are. You can bet now I’ll remember *THP no matter where I’m traveling in Tennessee!
The fact is, if you live in Williamson County and move to a new home within Williamson County, you do indeed have to change your address with the Tennessee Department of Safety. Here’s how to do it, and why it was a big win for me to update and renew my drivers license online!
We’ve discussed the best and worst Nashville news channels on TV before. Now let’s see who your favorite TV news anchors are. Vote now!
Children, pets, and families are welcome to attend this pet-friendly event where photos will be taken with Santa and your favorite pet!
There will be art openings & talks, a book signing, and holiday receptions at art galleries throughout Nashville.
I took this photo downtown Franklin, TN — right in front of the Franklin Post Office.
I guess we’ll have to find another Nashville celebrity home to take the lead spot in our informal ‘Tour of the Stars Homes’ that we take visitors on when they visit Nashville for the first time. Sadly, Alan Jackson’s plush 19,000 square-foot home is now for sale. His house has been the highlight of our tour for many years.
Rubdown is a half-hour comedy series that takes you behind-the-scenes with stories inspired by real life situations. The pilot for the show is being filmed in historic Franklin, Tennessee on October 4th and 5th.
What are your favorite places to go out and listen to FREE music in and around Nashville? Here are some of ours.
In addition to style, here’s a list of other things that Nashville, Franklin, and Williamson County have received accolades for.
Our network of 21 websites begins its 6th year today. We started this little gig in August 2004… slowly adding new sites through the years. We couldn’t have done it alone. Thanks to all our hard-working writers, and you the readers for making The Fun Times Guide what it is today. It’s been 5 fun years. Here’s to another 5!…
We saw Darius Rucker for the first time in concert last night. He was having a free show at the Grand Ole Opry — it was part of some promotion with the Jimmy Kimmel Live show. The Darius Rucker concert footage from this particular night airs this Thursday, August 27th on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Here are photos.
Taping for HGTV’s Bang For Your Buck show in Nashville, TN will begin soon, so if you’re interested, apply immediately! Here are the details to be on the show…