See Rock City!

Perched atop Lookout Mountain above Chattanooga, Rock City is an iconic rock garden and vintage theme park that the whole family will enjoy.

I’m a Lumberjack (or so I thought)

Lumberjacks in Pigeon Forge? That’s what we found on a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains, learning a bit of history and culture at the Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud Dinner Show.

Summer Stretch on the AT

Our plan was to knock off another section of our AT hike while already in the mountains of Tennessee for the Trail Dames Summit. It took only a few days to realize that mid-July is not an ideal time to backpack the southern Appalachians.

Hanging out with the Trail Dames

A gathering of outdoor women that now occurs every other year, the Trail Dames Summit is a weekend of workshops and empowerment for embracing the outdoors.

Taking Shelter in the Smokies

In spring, hiker’s thoughts turn to the Appalachian Trail, the granddaddy of all long distance hiking trails in America. In the Smokies, you must stay in the shelters.