This massive Music City hotel is ideal for tourists, staycationers… and anyone seeking to escape a zombie apocalypse. If you happen to be in Nashville and learn of an impending apocalypse, I can think of no better place to wait out End Times than the Gaylord Opryland Resort. I think of it as Music City’s […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

October 18, 2017

Everything Families Need to Know About Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Resort

Want to tour a mansion in the dark? Watch a skillet-throwing competition? Wander through the state’s largest corn maze? See dogs from around the globe compete in the nation’s top dog agility competition? It’s all happening in Rutherford County this fall — Check out this list of must-do events in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, LaVergne, and Eagleville. […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

September 5, 2017

Put These 20 Incredible Things to Do in Rutherford County Tennessee on Your Family Bucket List!

Hidden away in a state park just outside Nashville, you’ll find a surprising treasure trove of early American history and breathtaking natural beauty. It’s all just an easy family hike away — Here’s what you need to know about Narrows of the Harpeth before you go. You can’t live in Nashville long without hearing the […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

July 19, 2017

You Can’t Beat the Amazing Views on This Nashville Hike

‘Grandma’s House’ is a perfect romantic couple’s getaway or unique Southern retreat for Music City visitors. It’s hard to believe this lovely home has been standing for nearly 140 years, but it’s true. Back in 1880, a Confederate soldier named Thomas Marion Sanders built this sturdy farmhouse on a large plot of fertile land in Smyrna, […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

June 5, 2017

This Historic Bed & Breakfast Offers a Peaceful Escape Just Outside Nashville

Whether you’re a Nashvillian in search of a quick weekend day trip or getaway or a traveler looking for a place near Music City with small-town Southern charm, Rutherford County is calling your name. Located just 30 minutes from Nashville, Murfreesboro and the surrounding towns of Rutherford County have it all– from rich cultural history, exciting outdoor […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

June 5, 2017

20 Amazing Reasons to Visit Rutherford County This Summer

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 […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

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 […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

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