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 […]

Fun, Travel, United States

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 […]

Travel, United States

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 […]

Travel, United States

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 […]

Travel, United States

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 […]

Travel, United States

October 10, 2019

35 Reasons Chattanooga Should Be Your Next Weekend Getaway

35 Things to Do in Chattanooga

Looking for all the best things to do in Tupelo, Mississippi? Whether you’re taking a Tupelo family vacation or planning a weekend getaway with your partner or friends, this list has got you covered! From restaurants to shopping to local attractions, it’s all here — Prepare for a sweet, Southern vacation you’ll never forget!   […]

Travel, United States

September 4, 2019

The 25 Top Things to Do in Tupelo

Best Things to Do in Tupelo

Home to Indiana University, Bloomington is a lively town that combines a progressive spirit with classic Midwestern charm.  There’s no lack of things to do in Bloomington, from  shopping to hiking to enjoying the town’s breweries, bars, and surprisingly sophisticated restaurant scene.  I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a big fan of Indiana. […]

Travel, United States

August 12, 2019

28 Great Things to Do in Bloomington, IN

Downtown Bloomington IN