Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A Weekend in Gatlinburg and Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Julie United States 6 Comments

In an attempt to catch the last of the autumn colors, Tim and I went a road trip to the Great Smoky Mountains in early November. We spent a weekend exploring Great Smoky Mountains National Park, using Gatlinburg, Tennessee as our home base. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the United States’ most visited national park. It actually receives twice …

Mt LeConte Hike

Hiking Mt. LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains

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Summiting Mt. LeConte is one of the Smoky Mountains great hikes. It is a long way to the top but it’s an interesting experience, hiking through caves and along trails that, at times, cling to the side of the mountain. On a clear day, the view from the top of Mt. LeConte can be magnificent. There are several ways to reach …

Bluebird Cafe

How to Get a Seat at the Bluebird Cafe

Julie United States 18 Comments

The Bluebird Cafe is one of the most popular destinations in Nashville. Most people come to listen to talented artists play their music in the writers-in-the-round. This is enough to sell out the tickets at Bluebird Cafe every night and leave others waiting in line, hoping to get a seat. But the Bluebird Cafe has reached a whole new level …

Honky Tonks Nashville

12 Best Things to do in Nashville, Tennessee

Julie United States 12 Comments

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Nashville?” For me, the answer is country music. Country music was not born here (it was actually born in Bristol, Tennessee) but Nashville is responsible for growing the country music industry over the past 100 years. People travel here to see the Country Music Hall of Fame, the legendary …