Don’t let the summertime blues get you down  — There are plenty of things to do with kids in Nashville this summer! Here’s my annual list to get you started. I guarantee there’s something here for everyone, no matter your age.     Tell me this has happened to you, too — All year long, […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

May 11, 2017

75 Things to Do with Kids in Nashville This Summer: 2017 Edition

This post was written in partnership with the Grand Ole Opry. Country music wouldn’t be what it is today without the Grand Ole Opry — The longest running music radio program in history is still going strong, with a range of performers that appeals to music lovers of all ages. But while I’ve been to see […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

March 24, 2017

We Did the Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour. Here’s What We Thought.

This #MadeinTN post was written in partnership with the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau. I’ve lived in Nashville for more than 15 years now, and while there’s lots to do in Music City, lately I’ve been looking for adventures outside city limits. I’m always on the hunt for great restaurants where I can actually get […]

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March 16, 2017

20 Reasons Rutherford County is Middle Tennessee’s Best-Kept Secret

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 […]

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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 […]

Nashville Guide, Travel, United States

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.