Between pop-up bars, light shows, concerts, holiday markets, and more, we have scores of entertainment choices here in Nashville when Christmas rolls around, and every year the options seem to get bigger, brighter, and a whole lot more expensive. Case in point: Enchant Nashville. Billed as ‘The World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze & Village,’ the […]

Fun

November 28, 2022

Enchant Nashville: Perfect for Anyone with Money to Burn and Time to Kill

One of my favorite things to do before I travel is find out all the best secrets about the place I’m headed. Is there a restaurant the locals love? A time of day or week to visit an attraction and beat the crowds? A tour with the best guide ever? TELL ME ALL ABOUT IT. […]

Travel, United States

August 15, 2022

Secrets of Holiday World, Straight From Employees and Superfans

I never went to camp as a kid and I’ve always regretted it. I wanted in on the kind of lifelong friendships that are born from sweaty summers spent singing ‘On Top of Spaghetti” around a campfire, splashing around in a muddy lake, and checking each other for ticks. As a sort of consolation prize […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

July 27, 2022

In Which I, a Grown Ass Adult, Go to Summer Camp

  Supposedly, everyone’s in Europe right now, which is fine with me because it means the lines are shorter at Holiday World. America’s first theme park happens to be just two and half hours from Nashville in (heh) Santa Claus, Indiana. It is big, with both a sizable amusement park and an equally impressive water […]

Travel, United States

July 9, 2022

Let’s Discuss My Holiday World Obsession (and Give Away Some Tickets!)

When you think of Franklin, Tennessee, your mind probably goes straight to its historic downtown, filled with shops and restaurants and Civil War-era homes and buildings. Much has been written about the downtown area and I’m definitely one of its biggest fans — but there’s so much more to do and see in Franklin and […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

June 15, 2022

25 Must-See Hidden Gems in Franklin, Tennessee

In a city where dining out now means being charged $200 a head for doll-sized plates of freeze-dried zucchini and macerated eel belly, I find myself longing for simpler times and simpler meals. And lo! My wish has been granted. I’ve discovered a place that takes two of our nation’s least complicated and most beloved […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

June 11, 2022

Fryce Cream: Scrumptious Ice Cream and French Fries in Nashville

A couple of months ago, I was at a coffeeshop in L.A. when a man overheard me tell the barista I was visiting from Nashville. “You’re from Nashville, huh?” he said. “I heard Nashville is really cool. I heard it’s the place to be.” “It isn’t, though,” I said quickly. “I promise you, it really […]

Fun, Humor

May 31, 2022

Nashville: It’s Just Okay.

It’s been a whirlwind few weeks as my kids finish up school and my daughter prepares to graduate (!!!), but I wanted to quickly put out a Friday Favorites post because, well, why not? Here are a few things I’m loving lately:   Car Headrest Hooks Who knew such a small thing could be so […]

Books, Fun

May 20, 2022

Friday Favorites: Big Wave Surfing, Summer Music, a Classic Novel You Need to Read, and More!

You’ll find some of the best donuts in the country at Gramps Coffee & Donuts in Owensboro, Kentucky. But the story behind the shop may be even sweeter. I challenge you to drive through Owensboro, Kentucky’s historic downtown without stopping — It’s pretty much impossible.  The streets are lined with beautifully restored Victorian buildings that […]

Fun, Travel, United States

May 19, 2022

Gramps Coffee & Donuts is a True Owensboro Treasure

I like to think of myself as a watchdog for things that don’t matter and in this self-appointed role, I felt it necessary to report to you on a recent discovery that quite frankly has me questioning everything I thought I knew about downtown Nashville. Buckle up, dear reader, because you are in for a […]

Fun, Humor, Nashville Guide, Travel

May 6, 2022

What I Saw From This Rooftop Changed Everything I Thought I Knew About Downtown Nashville