Not into Country music? Here are the best live music venues in Nashville, Knoxville, and Memphis that cater to non-Country music fans.
Here's a list of fun things to do on a single day or over a weekend -- all just a short drive from Nashville. From drive-in movies, festivals, and state parks (which are always free in Tennessee) to sightseeing, camping, and whitewater rafting in the Smoky Mountains (including Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and North Carolina)... we have lots of fun road trip ideas if you're in search of outdoor fun! Or you could head to nearby Kentucky and enjoy Beech Bend Park in Bowling Green, or just spend a day driving in your favorite vehicle (car, RV, motorcycle) while touring Kentucky's Bourbon Trail distilleries. May as well tour the Jack Daniel's distillery too... in Lynchburg, TN!
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!
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.
Honeysuckle Hill Farm in Springfield, Tennessee isn’t your average everyday farm. And it’s not a dairy farm. It’s an agricultural farm that specializes in educating children about all areas of farm life. A trip to Honeysuckle Hill Farm is filled with LOTS of good, clean fun for kids of all ages!
Beech Bend Park has the feel of a state fair, amusement park and water park all rolled into one sweet package and tucked away in the beautiful country side of Bowling Green, Kentucky. This park boasts thrill rides, family rides, kiddie rides, a new addition to their Splash Lagoon water park, and a convenient campground.
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.
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…
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!
Will the Jack Daniel’s cave spring run dry? Will Jack Daniel’s whiskey taste different? Learn more about that special spring at the Jack Daniel’s Distillery located in Lynchburg, Tennessee.
We went to the Hi-Way 50 Drive-In last night. It’s a single screen drive in theater in Lewisburg, Tennessee. We had a blast! Here’s our review of the Hiway 50 Drive-in…
If you’re in the Franklin/Nashville area, I’d encourage you to take one of these walking tours. See how scared you get as part of a small group of people walking the streets at night while hearing about dozens of well-documented stories about local ghosts & hauntings! If you’re looking for a LIST of haunted places in Nashville… and other parts of Tennessee, then check this out…
We love exploring all there is to see & do in the Gatlinburg area. Actually, I’m referring to those areas surrounding Gatlinburg more than the actual town of Gatlinburg itself. Why? Because the town itself is so touristy — with all the souvenir shops and fun things to do downtown — that it gets pretty hectic and congested. That’s why we typically hang out somewhere between Townsend (to the west), Cosby (to the east) and Bryson City (to the south).
Some interesting information about Fainting Goats… they really drop dead right on the spot and lie helpless on the ground!
For those who live in Tennessee (like us), here are all the drive-in movie theaters I could find in the state of Tennessee..
After researching several different cabins online, we opted to rent through Cosby Creek Cabins in Cosby, Tennessee. They offered the best view, the most amenities, and the lowest price — AND they were just a hop, skip & a jump from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Here are the details of our Gatlinburg cabin rental experience.
The Ocoee River is known as “the birthplace of freestyle kayaking”, and after watching freestyle kayakers and playboaters today, I can see why!
We went on a VERY spontaneous road trip this weekend. Starting in Nashville, the states we visited in 2 days over 700 miles included: South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and East Tennessee.
We skipped town for the weekend and headed to Gatlinburg over the 4th of July holiday. Not only did we get to see ‘the nation’s FIRST Fourth of July Parade’ — which took place at 12:01 a.m. on Monday July 4th — really midnight of July 3rd. But we also got to witness ‘the nation’s LAST Fourth of July Fireworks Display’ — which took place at 11:59 p.m. on Monday July 4th. Both were just okay.
A story that’s funny NOW about Jim’s dad and the day he almost didn’t return home with us during our trip to Fall Creek Falls State Park. He’s tumbled off a cliff instead! Danger… warning… don’t let this happen to you!
A little about our whitewater rafting trip – Nantahala River near Bryson City, NC. It was mom’s first time going whitewater rafting.
Black bears aren’t so frightening… at least when they’re way up in the trees! We spotted a mama bear and her cubs up high in a tree at Cades Cove in Gatlinburg, TN. It was incredibly exciting.