~Carmen Who doesn’t love a great road trip?  How about a road trip that features great food, music, and breathtakingly beautiful landscape.  One road trip crisscrossing the state of Tennessee accomplishes all three!  Starting in Memphis, the birthplace of rock & roll and traversing to the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to experience......
~ Carmen Franklin, Tennessee is a small, historic town located just 20 miles south of Nashville.  Known for its Civil War history and thriving downtown, a visit to Franklin, Tennessee makes for a perfect weekend getaway or convenient road trip stop! Franklin, Tennessee happens to be just 3 1/2 hours east of where we live......
~Carmen Joe and I have traveled extensively around the world.  It seems no matter where we are, when people hear we live in Tennessee, they immediately remark, “Oh, Jack Daniel’s!”  Even when we took a cooking class last summer in Athens, Greece, the chef/teacher held up a Jack Daniel’s key chain and exclaimed, “Ahhh! Jack......
~Carmen Chattanooga is located in southeast Tennessee along the Tennessee River and is at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.  The name Chattanooga came from a Native American word meaning “rock coming to a point.”  One view of Lookout Mountain, located on the border of Tennessee and George, will show you immediately why Chattanooga was......
  ~ Carmen Gatlinburg, Tennessee (USA) is one of those rare destinations that has activities for the whole family.  As the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is a dreamworld for nature lovers and hikers!  Next door Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is filled with amusement parks and museums for little and big kids.......
~ Carmen Located along the Eastern Highland Rim in the state of Tennessee is a hiker’s paradise!  We recently spent our spring break road tripping this area of east-central Tennessee in search of beautiful scenery, waterfalls in particular.  This road trip was just one part of our Ultimate Tennessee Road Trip. In just one day, we......
~ Joe If cabin fever has set in on your cold wet January and you have the itch to ride, check the opportunity for a weekend ride at end of January for the annual Buffalo Headwaters Challenge, comprising one of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) EPICS designated trails in Northwest Arkansas. I took the......
~Carmen Tallahassee has been our daughter Lauren’s home for the past 2 years while attending Florida State University.  It is known for being the capital of Florida and home of FSU, a bustling college campus with an enrollment of over 40,000 students.  Even though Tallahassee isn’t usually considered a tourist destination, there is still plenty......
~Carmen Coe Landing is a small, county-maintained park near Tallahassee, Florida on Lake Talquin.  With our daughter going to graduate school at Florida State University, we wanted a place nearby where she could join us in the afternoons after she was out of class.  For what to do in Tallahassee besides giving your college students......
~Lauren I have been a Harry Potter fan for quite a long time. I remember watching the first scene of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone as a kid and being so enchanted.  As a result, I became a lifelong fan, reading all the books (having to wait much too long for the last two......
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