• How to Survive a Road Trip With Pets
~ Lauren Recently I traveled from Tallahassee, Florida to my mom and step-dad’s house in Memphis, Tennessee with Sammy, my eleven-year-old miniature schnauzer, and Riley, my one-and-a-half-year old black cat that I just adopted in September. Spending eight hours alone in the car with a dog and cat is enough to drive anyone crazy. But......
  • 3 Reasons to Stay at Whitewater Express
~ Carmen We recently returned from our annual whitewater trip to the Ocoee River in eastern Tennessee (read Whitewater Rafting on the Ocoee River).  For the last four years, we have stayed and ridden the river with Whitewater Express. 3 Reasons to Stay at Whitewater Express 1.  Great lodging for the price. We save money......
  • Whitewater Rafting on the Ocoee River
~ Carmen The Ocoee River is the most commercially rafted river in the United States.  The Ocoee River was also home to the 1996 canoe and kayak Olympic events.  Located 100 miles west of Atlanta, the upper and middle sections of the river contain some the best back-to-back rapids you’ll find anywhere. Even though it......
  • How to Make Sushi at Home
  ~Carmen Joe and I love Japanese food.  Joe lived in Japan for three years so he knows his sushi.  Hopefully, he’ll be able to take me to Japan someday soon.  In the meantime, when I’m feeling “wifey”, I’ll make Joe sushi at home (usually he does all of the cooking).  I must admit, it......
  • 3 Reasons to Go Camping at Devil's Den State Park
  ~ Carmen Deep in the valley of the Ozark Mountains you’ll find Devil’s Den State Park.  Constructed in the 1930s as part of Roosevelt’s plan to pull the US out of the depression, this state park has stood the test of time and remains one of the best examples of Arkansas’s natural beauty.  We......
  • Crossing The Big Dam Bridge
  ~ Carmen It’s a Big Dam Bridge. So what is this Big Dam Bridge and why would anyone want to cross it?  Well, it is big.  It is on top of a dam.  It is a pedestrian/cycling bridge.  Who wouldn’t want to cross the Big Dam Bridge?  Located in central Arkansas, it connects Little......
  • 7 Good Camping Neighbor Dos & Don'ts
~ Carmen If you have followed our blog at all, you know we love to go camping!  Over the years, we have noticed that some campers follow general camping etiquette.  Some however, either don’t know these unspoken rules or don’t care.  Joe and I try to give people the benefit of the doubt and assume......
  • Ride the EPIC-Rated Syllamo Mountain Bike Trails
~ Joe Trail Loops–Five of the them! If ever you want to take a road trip for mountain biking. Ride the Syllamo.  The Syllamo bike trails consist of 50 miles of single track and fire roads with five loops.  White River Bluff Loop is 4.5 miles marked by green colored blazes on brown four foot......
  • A Weekend Away in Mountain View, Arkansas
      ~ Carmen We love going to Mountain View, Arkansas for the weekend.  Just a three and a half hour drive from Memphis, Mountain View gives us the outdoor adventure we love with plenty of activities to balance out the rest and relaxation we need.  We recently went back to Mountain View for......
  • Beanfest and Championship Outhouse Races
  ~ Carmen A couple of years ago, Joe and I were trying to plan a romantic weekend away.  I knew Mountain View, Arkansas (read A Weekend Away in Mountain View, Arkansaswould be beautiful in the fall so I searched for a bed and breakfast or little cabin to reserve.  Hotel, motel, cabin and B&B......
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