Category: Tennessee and Appalachian Region Travel

Travel in my home state of Tennessee and the surrounding region in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains.

Tennessee and Appalachian Region Travel, Travel & Adventure

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort: An Extraordinary Family Getaway

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort has only been open a little over two years, and in that short amount of time I’ve enjoyed five different stays at the property. On every single trip I’ve found something new and wonderful about this special place that makes me fall in love with it a little more every time I visit.   During my very...

Devotional Journeys, Tennessee and Appalachian Region Travel

Star-Studded ‘Smoky Mountains Rise’ Telethon Set to Air Tonight

As you may be aware, recent wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have devastated the park lands and surrounding areas, including Sevier County, Tennessee, home to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and the Dollywood Theme Park. However, recovery efforts are underway, the area is still open for business with much to see and do, and Dolly Parton and friends...

Adventure, Tennessee and Appalachian Region Travel, Travel & Adventure

Wilderness at the Smokies: Adventure, Education, and More

  (Note to readers: I was an invited guest of the Wilderness at the Smokies Resort and most expenses were covered, including some of our activities and excursions.  I was not otherwise compensated and, as always, my opinion remains my own.) This year I’ve been looking at our travel experiences in an entirely new light. Since we’re homeschooling for the first...

Tennessee and Appalachian Region Travel, Travel & Adventure

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol

If music and musical roots inspire your journey from time to time, I know a place where you can literally “walk the line” – much like Johnny Cash sang.  It’s a place where many of country music’s first and finest musicians got their start – and no, this isn’t about Nashville.  I'm talking about Bristol, baby! Bristol, long known to...