If you’re like me, you might be freaking out a little right now as summer approaches and the kids get out of school. What are you going to do with them? How will you get them off screens and make sure they’re having fun? Luckily, I’ve got a solution for you — I’ve got 65 […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

May 20, 2019

65 Things to Do with Kids in Nashville This Summer

For years now, I’ve been trying to plan a weekend getaway with my husband in Murfreesboro. Even thought it’s just 45 minutes from Nashville, we feel like we’re worlds away when we visit, transported to a place where history abounds, nature beckons, and plenty of shopping and restaurant opportunities await. Dennis and I finally got […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

May 7, 2019

30 Things to Do on a Date in Murfreesboro, TN

  If you haven’t been to Clarksville, Tennessee lately, you’ll definitely want to schedule a visit. Just an hour’s drive from Nashville, this history-filled town has tons of outdoor activities, an increasingly sophisticated restaurant scene, and a newly-revitalized downtown that’ll have you dreaming of renovating a loft space and moving here ASAP. We spent an […]

Nashville Guide, Travel, United States

April 25, 2019

20 Things to Do in Clarksville, Tennessee

Maybe you want a great mural photo, but you don’t want to wait in an hour-long line to get it. Or perhaps you want beautiful, interesting backdrops for your photos that haven’t already been used by half of Nashville. I’ve got an easy solution — Head to Rutherford County! Just a quick drive from Nashville, […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

April 4, 2019

8 Great Instagram Spots Minutes From Nashville

Spend a few days in Santa Barbara and it’s safe to say you’ll never want to leave. Nestled between the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara boasts an average 300 sunny days a year and temperatures that generally stay between the mid-60s and mid-70s. It’s just 90 miles north of LA […]

Travel, United States

March 29, 2019

30 Things to Do with Kids in Santa Barbara

Shelby Bottoms has some beautiful natural features you won’t find at any other park in Nashville — including several beaver dams! But with its close proximity to urban Nashville, you and your family might see a little more than you bargained for… We don’t get out to Nashville’s Shelby Bottoms Park all that often and […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

March 26, 2019

See Beavers and… More… at Nashville’s Shelby Bottoms Park

Looking for an easy North Georgia trail that features several scenic waterfalls? The Raven Cliff Falls Trail is perfect for you and your family! Here’s all you need to know before you go! It’s sort of mind boggling to me that you can drive just an hour and a half from the big city bustle […]

Travel, United States

March 22, 2019

Raven Cliff Falls Trail: North Georgia’s Best Family Hike is Just 1.5 Hours From Atlanta

These fantastic restaurants near Nashville boast fabulous food and lots of small-town Southern charm. This post was written in partnership with Visit Rutherford.  Nashville’s restaurant scene is on fire right now, but while this means more options on the food front, it also means higher prices, longer waits for a table, and the disappearance of […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

February 25, 2019

10 Restaurants Near Nashville That Are Worth the Drive

Get ready for the ultimate Chattanooga family vacation. If there’s any city I feel completely knowledgeable about (besides Nashville), it’s Chattanooga, Tennessee. My oldest stepdaughter enrolled at UT Chattanooga in 2008, my younger stepdaughter followed her a few years later, and at least one of them has lived in Chattanooga ever since. We generally visit […]

Fun, Travel, United States

February 7, 2019

40 Things to Do with Kids in Chattanooga

A while back, I wrote about my favorite ‘secret’ hiking trail in Nashville — the Hidden Lake trail at Harpeth River State Park. It’s a gorgeous trail with a fascinating past, and most people who read the post were excited to find out about it. Notice I said MOST. ‘Well, I guess it’s not a […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

January 29, 2019

The Big East Fork Reserve Trail: A Beautiful Hike Minutes From Nashville