Tennessee

This Hotel is Always Decked Out for Christmas

Hate boxing up the Christmas tree after December 25th? Wish the holiday season could last 365 days a year? There's a place you can spend the night in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee where you're surrounded by the Christmas spirit all year long...even in the...

Searching for the Perfect Society in Tennessee

In the late 19th century, British social reformer embarked on a bold social experiment in the rugged terrain of eastern Tennessee. He created a utopian society and called it Rugby. 6 Facts About Rugby, Tennessee Rugby's founder, English author...

There’s Nothing Too Fancy for Knoxville

Growing up in East Tennessee, I often heard the expression “nothing too fancy.” I can remember going to a friend’s wedding and asking beforehand how I should dress. The response: “Nothing too fancy.” It’s that same casual, laid-back attitude Knoxvil...

A Quick Tour of Downtown Knoxville

When Knoxville was chosen to host the 1982 World's Fair, many people across the country lampooned the decision. "What does this burg at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains know about hosting a first-class international event like a world's fair?" a ...

Music City’s Creative Revivial

Creativity reigns supreme in Nashville. With classic venues to hear live music almost on every corner, this is the city where artists come to get noticed. But Nashville's talent pool goes far beyond the music scene. Trendy folks with a great eye fo...

The Original Mast General Store is Still the Best

Selling everything from cradles to caskets, Mast General Store opened its doors in picturesque Valle Crucis, North Carolina in 1883. With its creaking hardwood floors and original potbelly stove, this is the kind of place that defines Americana. ...

Everyone Should Make One Pilgramage to Graceland

Graceland, Elvis Presley’s 14-acre estate in Memphis, is one of the most visited homes in America, just behind the White House and Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. After the entertainer purchased the property for just over $102,000 in 1957, a num...

Utopia Realized in Tennessee?

In the late 19th century, British social reformer Thomas Hughes envisioned a cultured utopia free from class distinctions found in England. Hughes found what he believed to be the perfect location for his ambitious experiment along the expansive gorg...