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

Looking for ideas on things to do in St. Augustine? This post is all you need! Growing up, beach trips were a time honored family tradition. Every summer, we’d load up our Grand Wagoneer and make the long drive from Atlanta to Florida for a week-long vacation. The beaches and rentals changed from year to […]

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April 1, 2022

30 Fun Things to Do in St. Augustine – This Post has All You Need to Know!

Think you know all there is to know about Franklin, Tennessee? Think again. A new downtown hotel has changed the tourism game here, whether you live nearby and are looking for an easy, fun staycation or you want to add a Southern charm-filled few days to your Nashville vacation. Dennis and I spent a weekend […]

Nashville Guide, Travel, United States

October 26, 2021

Spend Two Days in Franklin, Tennessee: No Car Necessary!

My husband and I have been hiking Middle Tennessee’s many trails for the last two decades and we’re finally coming to the end of the line. There are very few trails within a two-hour drive from Nashville that we haven’t tried at least once, which is kind of a downer, but I suppose it had […]

Nashville Guide, Travel, United States

September 28, 2021

Window Cliffs: An Adventure-Filled Hike 1.5 Hours from Nashville

Hidden deep in the forests surrounding Chattanooga are blue holes — crystal clear blue pools of water fed by underground rivers. Want to see and even swim in one yourself? Read on! We hiked a mile and a half through a forest just outside Chattanooga before arriving at one of Tennessee’s elusive blue holes, a […]

Nashville Guide, Travel, United States

August 11, 2021

These Chattanooga Blue Holes Will Astonish You

Chattanooga Blue Holes

I think of Gatlinburg as a rite of passage for every American traveler. Snuggled up against the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the bustling town offers a colorful juxtaposition to the ancient mountains beyond. Enter Gatlinburg and you’ll find yourself immersed in a dizzying swirl of pancake houses, souvenir shops, tourist attractions, and hordes of […]

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July 12, 2021

The 30 Best Things to Do in Gatlinburg

Drive a few hours north from Nashville and you’ll encounter a delightful surprise nestled in the hills of southern Indiana: two turn-of-the-century grand hotels, painstakingly restored to their former glory. ‘We need to go somewhere for our anniversary,’ a friend texted me recently. ‘We need something fun.’ ‘Have I told you about French Lick?’ I […]

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June 30, 2021

The French Lick Resort in Indiana is the Perfect Weekend Getaway

“Let’s try Birmingham,” I suggested one winter afternoon a couple of years ago. My husband and I had been brainstorming ideas for a weekend road trip in January and coming up empty. Birmingham, though, seemed plausible — It was just under three hours from Nashville and its warmer climate made a surprise snowfall seem very […]

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April 30, 2021

These are Our 40 Favorite Things to Do in Birmingham, Alabama

Nothing sets the tone for a Broadway musical like a captivating opening number. And if the same holds true for beach towns, then Jekyll Island may very well be the Hamilton of them all. Maybe that’s a strange analogy, but it’s exactly what comes to mind when I think about seeing Jekyll Island for the […]

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February 2, 2021

Your Complete Guide to an Amazing Jekyll Island Vacation

St. Andrews Beach

Innovative restaurants, unique boutiques, outdoor adventure, and a vibrant bar scene — Chattanooga truly has it all! Follow this list of favorites the next time you visit and you can’t go wrong.   “So this couple came in a few weeks ago,” a bartender at one of Chattanooga’s trendy bars told us recently, “and said […]

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October 10, 2019

35 Reasons Chattanooga Should Be Your Next Weekend Getaway

35 Things to Do in Chattanooga