There is no better way to get to know Knoxville than by visiting the historic homes that shaped the city. What we see today as a growing University city was once a rough frontier settlement. Through the years it became a grand state capital and […]
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most visited National Parks in our country. I spent so many summers as a little girl camping with my family in the Smokies. And having lived in the area for two years, the park’s unique […]
When Tim and I got a chance to go to Mexico before we moved to Tennessee, one of the things we knew we had to do if we got a chance was to visit the ruins in Tulum. Since we were headed to Riviera Maya […]
Bridges and barns are one of my favorite things to see when we travel, especially along country backroads. Since moving to Tennessee, I feel like I’ve come to love and appreciate them even more! The Rock City Barns, as iconic as they are, are getting harder […]
The ruins of Tulum will take your breathe away. Even if you aren’t a history buff, there is something about seeing the remanence of ancient structures against the contrast of clear turquoise waters. The site forces you to wonder about a time before modern technology as you loose yourself to the sea spray breeze
I was about to find out just how extraordinary this man was… The Historic Sam Houston Schoolhouse is a one-room log building that sits between Knoxville and Maryville. It was built in 1794 and is named for Sam Houston, a man with a colorful life.
The Legend of El Dorado is one of the most famous tales told in relation to Latin America. It sits right up there with Ponce De Leon’s Fountain of Youth, inspiring legends, tales, and great adventures. Located just a short ride from Bogota is Guatavita […]
There has been so much focus on the circus end of the Ringling Legacy lately, and I know I am guilty of it just as much as the next person. Especially since I have had so many half edited posts sitting in my draft folder… […]
When I originally started drafting this post, I was sitting under a banyan tree in the gardens of The Ringling Estate. I had a day off and Tim was in YTT so I decided to take some time to explore my own backyard. I kept […]
Tim jokes (and so does my brother) that if there is an old cemetery within 10 square miles of where we are, I will find it. And the more we travel the more its seems that they aren’t far from the truth. I never really […]
More times than I would care to admit, Tim and I have found ourselves exploring a part of sarasota unbeknownst to us. And every time we are completely enamored by what we discover. A few weekends ago we made our way to Historic Spanish Point, […]
Pablo tours can easily be found in Medellin, so this post isn’t to inspire you to travel to Colombia on the sole mission to see the world through Pablo’s eyes. It is easier to say, sometimes what something isn’t rather than what it is. I’m not sure what this is, so lets leave it at what it isn’t.
The architecture is stunning, everywhere you look there are little reminders of the distant travels The Ringling’s took and the details of wanderlust they brought back with them. With every turn of a corner inside the house and outside there is wonder and beauty that abounds.