Posts filed under: Tennessee

~ Carmen Reelfoot Lake State Park is a 15,000 acre lake that is located in the northwest corner of Tennessee.  Known as a fisherman’s paradise, Reelfoot Lake State Park is also a great place to go camping.  The park offers camping year-around in its 2 campgrounds. Originally created by a series of earthquakes between 1811......
~ Carmen This past weekend brought one of our favorite festivals in Memphis, India Fest.  India Fest was started in 1993 as a way to celebrate the growing Memphis Indian community.  It is usually held on the first Saturday of November and located at the Memphis AgriCenter.  Each year it has grown and now boasts......
~Carmen Who doesn’t love a great road trip?  How about a road trip that features great food, music, and breathtakingly beautiful landscape.  One ultimate 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......
~ 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!  You can easily see the major sites in Franklin in 2 days. Franklin, Tennessee......
~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 While you could easily spend a whole week exploring Chattanooga and its surrounding natural beauty, our visits have normally been for weekend getaways.  Being just 5 hours from our home in Memphis, it is a great destination for a quick 2-day romantic, or family-fun escape! Chattanooga is located in southeast Tennessee along the Tennessee......
  ~ 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 waterfall leg of the road trip was just one day of our Ultimate Tennessee Road Trip. Check......
~Carmen When you think of Memphis cuisine, barbecue is #1 (read The Ultimate Memphis Barbecue Guide).  After you have your Memphis barbecue fix, the next meal should be the southern staple, fried chicken.  All of my friends have their favorite recipes and restaurants.  We asked our friends and found that people swear by their chosen chicken......
~ Lauren Do you love Egyptian architecture and artifacts but don’t want to make the trip all the way to Egypt?  Then you should visit Memphis, Tennessee!  Many people know that Memphis is famous for its Civil Rights history, its music, and its BBQ (see 3 Days in Memphis and The Ultimate Memphis Barbecue Guide).  But what......
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