This article contains affiliate links at no cost to you. The Smoky Mountains are known for their majestic views and outdoor activities. Though their history and rich culture sometimes get lost in the shuffle of camping gear and bright arcade lights, the truth is that […]
This article contains affiliate links at no cost to you. Living in East Tennessee means that Dolly Parton is everywhere. From brochures to billboards, Dear Dolly is a staple of this region. She is “Smoky Mountain girl” who dreamed big enough to leave these […]
One of the funnest things for us right now is exploring our new backyard. We learned after deciding to leave Florida that you shouldn’t take your back yard for granted. As we were leaving, we realized we had left so many things for “another day” […]
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.
My first time in Mexico was a press trip to cover Celebrity Chef Week at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto for The Fairtytale Traveler. Having recently binge watched every Anthony Bourdain travel episode on Netflix, I was STOKED when this trip came up.
He was part Cherokee and always seemed to know when it was going to rain and had a way with animals. His love of the mountains was contagious.
I live in a town where the local library has book clubs and a history center that houses microfilms of newspapers from 1810 through present, where a older gentleman helped me all morning find pictures of general stores before the National Park was established because I was curious.
So, we’re moving…. and we are super stoked! My awesome job aside, we had been looking to move out of the Sunshine State (Or Satan’s Hot Breath as I like to call it in the Summer when your seat belt is so hot it sears […]
I am a Millennial. That weird little group of people who are made out to be whinny, needy, and unsure of what they want. We are the generation rewriting Hemingway’s anthem of “Lost boys and girls” and whether we are succeeding or failing miserably is […]