Small Towns You Need To Visit This Summer

Small Towns You Need To Visit This Summer

I grew up in Atlanta and lived in cities such as Orlando, Chicago and Charlotte- so no one will ever mistake me for a small-town girl. However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t LOVE to visit! In fact, when we travel I actually prefer small towns. I want my...

Best Small Town Theme Parks To Visit This Summer

Birthdays are always a hot topic at my house. It doesn’t matter if your birthday is 364 days away, we’re planning for it. Ironically, it’s not me (anymore)- it’s my children who’ve taken over the topic. They love discussing their pick for...

The Best Caves In America

Over the years I’ve tried my hand at a lot of different hobbies. I love new adventures and I’m usually willing to try anything at least once. But of all things I’ve tried, probably the least likely to become a favorite- caving. Yet, I LOVE it! Of...

A Visit To The Lost Sea

When my husband was in fourth grade he went on the most memorable field trip of his life. For years I’ve listened to him talk about The Lost Sea. His fond, and somewhat larger-than-life recollection of the destination came up often in conversation. Despite the...
5 Things To Do With Kids In Knoxville, TN

5 Things To Do With Kids In Knoxville, TN

   For years Knoxville, Tennessee has been an important dot on my map. For starters, my husband grew up in the area. Later, I joined him at The University of Tennessee for 4 of the best years of my life. Finally, I spent a year living in Knoxville with an active...

Prayers For Fire Relief

For weeks, several states in the South have been battling wildfires. Dry conditions led to unprecedented acreage burning out of control. As of 9:00PM last night, mandatory evacuations went into effect for Gatlinburg, Tennessee due to a nearby fire.  Gatlinburg...

Dollywood- Pigeon Forge (Part 2)

Yesterday I posted some of the highlights of our day at Dollywood. As I mentioned, the park has so much to offer, you’ll want to maximize your visit. If you missed it, go back and check out yesterday’s post (part 1) that included 5 things to be sure not to...

Dollywood- Pigeon Forge, TN (Part 1)

  *Sponsored Post* A few weeks ago our family had the opportunity to visit Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Less than an hour into our visit, I decided I would buy a season pass if we lived closer. It’s the kind of place you could visit over and...

Best Places To See Fall Foliage

As much as I hate to admit it, fall is officially in full swing. Even in the south, leaves are changing and the calendar keeps moving deeper into September. Though I dislike the cooler weather, even I will admit there’s nothing more beautiful than fall foliage....

Local Goat- Pigeon Forge, TN

In an area known for having 5 restaurants on every corner (and 10 more across the street), it’s hard to stand out. Yet, Local Goat does just that. Local Goat boasts a ‘farm to table’ style dining experience. In other words, every ingredient they use...

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