72 Hours in Nashville: A 3-Day Nashville Itinerary (without the typical attractions)

I’ve always associated Nashville, Tennessee with nothing but country music, cowboy boots, and honky-tonk, as most people do. While some people flock to Music City precisely because of those things, I finally chose to visit Nashville despite them. I don’t like country music and I don’t exactly love traditional Southern food. Not because there’s anything… Continue reading 72 Hours in Nashville: A 3-Day Nashville Itinerary (without the typical attractions)

Marathon Village Nashville: A Creative Shopping District in an Historic Auto Factory

I love the idea of taking old factories or warehouses and giving them new life. Luckily, this is a pretty common thing in the creative community around the world, keeping historic buildings intact while giving creators a place to flourish. Along this line, you’ll find The Source market in Denver, The West Bottoms in Kansas… Continue reading Marathon Village Nashville: A Creative Shopping District in an Historic Auto Factory

A Quick Guide to East Nashville, Tennessee

East Nashville just might be the coolest neighborhood in all of Nashville. Hop over the river from downtown and check out the local shops and restaurants with this quick guide! (Updated May 2020) … Referring to cities & neighborhoods as “The Portland of ___” is a pretty cliché thing to do; it also totally diminishes… Continue reading A Quick Guide to East Nashville, Tennessee

The Perfect East Nashville Airbnb

Since returning to the States last year, Airbnb has become my new favorite form of accommodation. They’re the perfect option for short getaways and city breaks. I stayed in one on my quick trip to Kansas City last September, and I stayed in one again during my recent trip to Nashville. I usually choose Airbnbs… Continue reading The Perfect East Nashville Airbnb

10 Day Mid South Roadtrip Itinerary

I wasn’t quite sure what to call this roadtrip itinerary. I went with “Mid South” simply because it only includes a few states (Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia), and none of the Deep South (a region I’m keen to explore). So I’m settling on Mid South roadtrip itinerary. I hope that’s okay with y’all. I… Continue reading 10 Day Mid South Roadtrip Itinerary

8 Fun Things to Do in Chattanooga, Tennessee

If you’re visiting Chattanooga, Tennessee, make sure you add these 8 fun things to do in Chattanooga to your itinerary! … Chattanooga, Tennessee is a city I’ve never considered visiting. Even heading out on my mid-South roadtrip through Tennessee, North Carolina, and Northern Georgia, Chattanooga wasn’t top of my mind. Based on the route, however,… Continue reading 8 Fun Things to Do in Chattanooga, Tennessee

See Rock City Gardens // Chattanooga, TN

Rock City is a classic American tourist attraction. It uses beautiful natural surroundings, and then mixes in some weird, kitsch-y stuff to create a very strange yet magical world. Located in the American South, Rock City is on top of Lookout Mountain, straddling the line between Tennessee and Georgia. Most people visit while staying in… Continue reading See Rock City Gardens // Chattanooga, TN

Great Smoky Mountains: America’s Most Popular National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America’s most popular national park. It sees well over 10 million visitors every year! That’s almost twice as much as the second-most-visited national park (Grand Canyon National Park sees 5 ½ million visitors a year). Naturally, I had to see what all the fuss was about. With all the… Continue reading Great Smoky Mountains: America’s Most Popular National Park