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 [...]

Experiencing the Immersive Van Gogh {Tennessee}

Experiencing the Immersive Van Gogh {Tennessee}

It was summertime last year when I first started seeing the advertisements for the Immersive Van Gogh experience. I looked when to see it would come to Nashville and was happy to see that tickets were open and the exhibit would begin a few months later. So I ordered tickets for December thinking that would [...]

Seeing Stars at the Country Music Hall of Fame {Tennessee}

Seeing Stars at the Country Music Hall of Fame {Tennessee}

I have a pretty cool job. I work for a university in their international affairs department and part of my job is planning events and activities for international students. And this last weekend the event that I got to take them on was a tour of Nashville. We started the day with all the usual [...]

Visiting the Tennessee State Museum {Tennessee}

Visiting the Tennessee State Museum {Tennessee}

This last weekend we decided to spend some time at the Tennessee State Museum. This museum is part of the Capital State Park and sits on the very end of the capital mall from the capital building. And this museum is free to enjoy and offers an incredible look at Tennessee through the ages from [...]

Old Spann House Trail- Tims Ford State Park {Tennessee}

Old Spann House Trail- Tims Ford State Park {Tennessee}

We had big plans for our long weekend, but sadly none of them panned out. So instead we decided on a visit to our favorite state park for some fresh air and a snowy hike. Winter is such a different experience here in Tennessee than it is in Utah. Tennessee is less prepared to deal [...]

The Atriums of Gaylord Opryland Hotel {Tennessee}

The Atriums of Gaylord Opryland Hotel {Tennessee}

If you were looking to stay in Nashville's premiere hotel, then you would find yourself at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. This stunning hotel is an experience in itself. Finding ourselves with some time to kill, we decided on a walk through their hotels multiple atriums and were happy to see that we had caught it [...]