Food, Fun, and Kitsch in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg {Tennessee}

Food, Fun, and Kitsch in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg {Tennessee}

The areas of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg sit right in the foothills of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. These areas have become sort of resort towns in a way with the millions of visitors that go through on their way to the park. Because of this high volume of tourists, there is no end to [...]

To Dolly With Love – A Day at Dollywood {Tennessee}

To Dolly With Love – A Day at Dollywood {Tennessee}

There is no question that Tennessee loves its music artists. Nashville of course is teaming with stars that have found their place in country music. The west part of the state boasts of being home to the King himself where visitors can tour Graceland and see where Elvis came from. But the east part of [...]

Exploring Downtown Knoxville {Tennessee}

Exploring Downtown Knoxville {Tennessee}

Of Tennessee's favorite cities Knoxville is high on the list coming just under Nashville. We found ourselves with a few hours of enjoying this beautiful city and we quickly saw why this is such a favorite place in Tennessee. Knoxville (photo:: architecturaldigest.com) Our first stop was a visit to the campus of University of Tennessee. [...]

Along the Natchez Trace Parkway {Tennessee}

Along the Natchez Trace Parkway {Tennessee}

This last weekend took us along the Tennessee part of the Natchez Trace Parkway. This parkway is a 444 mile stretch that begins up around Nashville and continues down through Mississippi. The Natchez Trace is a parkway built to follow an old trail that has been used for centuries by first the Native Americans and [...]

Moments & Misadventures :: Rio From the Bottom to the Top

Moments & Misadventures ::  Rio From the Bottom to the Top

A cool morning dawned upon Rio de Janeiro and I looked out from our hotel window onto the beautiful Copacabana Beach. It was August which meant Brazil's wintertime, which felt like springtime in the states so the weather was perfect for exploring this beautiful city. The beach was quite peaceful with only a few beach [...]

"Most people...are like a falling leaf that drifts and turns in the air, flutters, and falls to the ground. But a few others are like stars which travel one defined path: no wind reaches them, they have within themselves their guide and path."--Hermann Hesse