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Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

3 breathtaking and iconic American destinations

Written by special contributor, Hayley Jennings *This post contains affiliate links. There are many different ways to experience the U.S. as a traveler. You can get lost in the vast and noisy metropolitan areas or get lost in the vast wilderness of the country’s magnificent national parks. Whatever kind of traveling experience you choose, you […]

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Pot N' Kettle Cottages | Leiper's Fork, Tennessee

Where to stay in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee: Pot N’ Kettle Cottages

Super-cute accommodations with bright, inviting decor and at-home comfort: Pot N’ Kettle Cottages is where to stay in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. While visiting Franklin & Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, I caught myself describing just about everything as “super cute”. The shops on Main Street in Franklin were super cute. The outside of David Arms Gallery in […]

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Franklin, Tennessee | As Americana as it gets

Franklin, Tennessee: As Americana as it gets

Franklin, Tennessee, approximately 20 miles south of Nashville in Williamson County, is said to be “rooted in Americana”. What does that mean exactly? It can mean a few different things, as the term Americana applies to a variety of concepts: History. One definition is “things associated with the culture and history of America, especially the United […]

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Oli Bea | Knoxville, TN

Where to eat and drink in Knoxville, Tennessee – with a side of history & music

Along with all the outdoor fun and music experiences I had in Knoxville, Tennessee, I was also treated to some outstanding meals and drinks in delightfully historic places. I covered a lot of gastronomic (and geographic) ground during my short stay, and the following are my recommendations for where to eat and drink in Knoxville, […]

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Fly fishing the Holston River with North Fork River Outfitters | Bristol, Tennessee

Fly fishing the Holston River with North Fork River Outfitters in Bristol, Tennessee

My family, travel, sports, music – these are my passions in life and if you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you already know this. But what you might not know is that there is another “love” in my life. Opportunities to spend time with this love are rare so when they do […]

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11 Fun Things to do with Kids in Knoxville, Tennessee

11 fun things to do with kids in Knoxville, Tennessee

Most families I know planning a trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park make arrangements to stay in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. There’s nothing wrong with Gatlinburg but did you know that driving to the Smokies, especially from the Midwest, most routes take you through Knoxville, Tennessee? Situated only 45 minutes from the Smokies, you shouldn’t just breeze through Knoxville, but stop […]

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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Tips for families attending Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion (BRRR) is a celebration of music, history, community, and plain ole good times. The annual 3-day festival takes place in Bristol, which is an unusual town, in that it straddles the state line of Tennessee and Virginia. At any time walking down State Street, you could have one foot in Tennessee […]

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Bristol, Tennessee: The birthplace of country music

Will travel for music: Destination – East Tennessee

Just like travel, sports, and my family, music has been a giant part of my life. I didn’t play any instruments growing up but music was everywhere. It was always on in our home when we were kids. Family road trips had their own soundtracks. My siblings and I were introduced to different musical styles and […]

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