This post was written in partnership with the Grand Ole Opry. It was December of 2000 and my parents were visiting me for the first time since I’d moved to Nashville. As newcomers to the Nashville tourism scene, they’d dutifully booked tickets to see the Grand Ole Opry, and I was reluctant to go with them. I […]

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March 8, 2017

The Grand Ole Opry: Fun for the Whole Family

Imagine a national park that’s 450 miles long– Sound impossible? It’s not. Starting in Nashville, Tennessee and ending in Natchez, Mississippi, the Natchez Trace Parkway is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the U.S. And while you won’t see any strip malls or fast food joints along the way, you […]

Nashville Guide, Travel, United States

September 19, 2016

Your Complete Guide to the Best Stops on the Natchez Trace Parkway: Part 1

Check out Part 1 of this post to see the most popular stops on the Natchez Trace Parkway between Nashville, TN and Houston, Mississippi! Or head over to Style Blueprint to see my Top 15 Stops on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Covering 444 miles of ground between Nashville, Tennessee and Natchez, Mississippi, Natchez Trace Parkway […]

Nashville Guide, Travel, United States

September 19, 2016

Your Complete Guide to the Best Stops on the Natchez Trace Parkway: Part 2.

The Cumberland Caverns cave system is known mostly for its Bluegrass Underground concerts, which feature world-renowned musicians and have their own TV series on PBS. But these caves have a lot more to offer than music, and it’s well worth the two-hour drive from Nashville to see them. Here’s everything you’ll want to know about […]

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August 8, 2016

Cumberland Caverns: Middle Tennessee’s Must-See Cave Tour

I’ll be honest– August is typically my least favorite month in Nashville. Summer’s shine has worn off, the heat has settled in, the kids have gone back to school so you can’t even leave town for a fun vacation, and it’s just plain hot and humid and sweaty and gross. And that makes it a […]

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August 1, 2016

These 5 Nashville Shores Tips Can Make a Visit Worth Your While

Ever since I wrote about Nashville’s best secret hiking trail, I can’t count how many of you have told me that you tried it and LOVED it. Hidden Lake really is special, isn’t it? Trust me, I’m not going to waste time here steering you wrong! Well, guess what? I found another secret spot this […]

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July 27, 2016

A Lush, Waterfall-Filled Grotto, Just an Hour’s Drive From Nashville

At just under five miles, this day hike at Montgomery Bell State Park is perfect for families who are ready for a challenge! If you’re getting a tired of the city park scene in Nashville or just looking for a trail that’s a bit more challenging, Montgomery Bell State Park in Dickson is definitely worth […]

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July 14, 2016

Looking for a Satisfying Day Hike at Montgomery Bell State Park? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Right past the Franklin/Hwy 96 exit on the Natchez Trace Parkway, you’ll find a place most Nashville locals still don’t know about: a densely wooded park, complete with a lovely interpretive center and more than three miles of hiking trails.   It’s called Timberland Park and it totally surpassed my expectations when the kids and […]

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June 10, 2016

Timberland Park: Great Hiking Trails on the Natchez Trace Parkway

Tucked away in a quiet Nashville neighborhood is a stunning surprise– the West Meade Waterfall. And it’s yours to explore! I’d heard the legend of the West Meade Waterfall for some time and never knew whether to believe it. I mean, how could there possibly be an honest-to-god waterfall in Nashville without a thousand Instagram […]

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May 31, 2016

In Search of Nashville’s West Meade Waterfall

Why leave town for berry picking when you can pick your own strawberries in Nashville? We have a tradition in my family of picking our own fruit each summer, which typically means setting aside a Saturday or Sunday afternoon and driving anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours to a ‘pick your own’ farm somewhere […]

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May 15, 2016

FACT: You Can Now Pick Your Own Strawberries in Nashville!