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…
The Spruce Flats Falls trail is rated “moderate” because some portions are rocky and steep… and there are lots of exposed tree roots that are easy to trip over. The hike to the waterfall definitely requires some effort. It’s almost a 1.5-mile round trip. It took us 30 minutes to hike to the falls carrying my toddler son in his hiking carrier. The Spruce Flats Falls hike (with time spent at the swimming hole and waterfalls) takes about 2 hours. See my best tips before you go…
East Tennessee is hot, and when you’re looking for a way to cool down with your family and friends, floating down the river is where it’s at! For me, the River Rat Tubing season pass was a no brainer — because it’s the most convenient way to get on the water without the commitment, logistics, or work of a canoe or kayak. Our entire party of 10 people (including teens and toddlers) had a blast their first time there, and I’ve been tubing with River Rat several times now.
I’m going back to school at 40. I’ve decided to pursue an Associate Degree at a community college. My tuition will be FREE through the Tennessee Reconnect Program. Here’s everything you need to know about tuition-free college in Tennessee!
After spending a couple hours at Arrington Vineyards on a Sunday afternoon, we determined that our next visit will include a picnic basket and blanket. It’s such a relaxing place, you could spend an entire afternoon just lounging around and enjoying the scenery & special events — along with a great bottle of wine (or two) made right on the premises!
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.
Mike Wolfe from the History Channel’s American Pickers TV show has an antique store in downtown Nashville, TN. It’s called Antique Archaeology Nashville. (American Pickers Iowa is located in LaClaire, Iowa.) Here’s what the Antique Archeology Nashville store is like.
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!
My family visited The Parthenon in Nashville mostly because of the movie Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Percy Jackson journeys to The Parthenon in search of a certain object needed to complete his quest/mission. Here’s our review of the Nashville Parthenon, including the giant statue of Athena.
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…
Here’s what my first time eating from a Nashville food truck was like, plus tips before you order from food trucks in Nashville.
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.
My 2 boys have always enjoyed playing with vehicles of all shapes and sizes, so I knew they would love a visit to the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, TN. Here is my family’s review of this one-of-a-kind car museum, plus some time- and money-saving tips worth sharing before you go!
The Aquarium Restaurant inside the Opry Mills Mall is an underwater dining adventure that’s hard to pass up! Not to mention the fact that it’s Nashville’s ONLY aquarium. The Aquarium Restaurant is a fun dining adventure for adults and kids alike. Here’s our review.
The Well in Nashville is a coffeehouse with a cause. Everything at The Well Coffeehouse points to giving back… to the local community in Nashville AND the human community worldwide!
This was our first time dining at Flemings steak restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee. We weren’t impressed and probably won’t go back. Here’s why…
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.
My family is from Florida. It’s hard for us to find good seafood in Nashville Tennessee! See why Bonefish Grill in Franklin, TN is our favorite seafood restaurant in Middle Tennessee!
Are you a bargain shopper? I am. I recently went into Franklin to find the best places to bargain shop. Here are my top 4 Franklin Tennessee shopping spots if you’re looking for bargains.
Here are 6 things you should know before you go to the CMA Country Christmas show taping in Nashville.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Franklin on Foot southern food tour. If you have never been on a food tour and you like trying new foods, meeting new people, and exploring cities, then I highly recommend this tour!
Looking for the best Nashville skatepark? Then you have to go to Two Rivers Skatepark! It’s on the same property as Wave Country water park. Here’s our family’s review of the skatepark.
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!
The Frist Center in Nashville is not your typical art museum. Not only are there traditional visual arts galleries, but there are also hands-on family-friendly interactive areas that your kids will enjoy. Here’s what our recent trip to The Frist Center was like with two 9-year-old boys.
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!
I’m from Florida. I’m a water park enthusiast. While Nashville isn’t exactly known for its water parks, Nashville Shores is a really awesome place to have fun and stay cool! Here’s a mom’s review of Nashville Shores water park.
Here are a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities that kids of all ages would enjoy in Nashville. I have done quite a few of these activities with my kids, but not all of them… yet! We have only lived in Nashville for 2 years. We plan on doing some of these ourselves in the next few weeks.
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
Sixth Avenue Skatepark is located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. This skate park has both indoor and outdoor skating areas, but it’s best known for its indoor facility. If you have skateboard, scooter, or BMX enthusiasts then you’ll want to check out this skatepark!
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.
I had seen many pictures of the Opryland Hotel and it looks breathtaking just from the photos, but nothing beats seeing this hotel in person! Here are 3 things you absolutely must see when visiting the Opryland Hotel, plus some tips before you go.
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.