Making the Rounds in Moore County, Tennessee

Welcome Center in Lynchburg TN

Welcome Center in Lynchburg TN

Moore County, Tennessee is probably best known for its most famous resident, the Jack Daniels Distillery. But the small town of Lynchburg and the surrounding countryside offer up charm, history and other “spirits”.

This article was published in the April 2013 edition of the Simpsonville Sentinel and online at See the South.



Smoky Mountain Fall Fun in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Fall in the Smoky Mountains are a popular time of year with people coming to view the gold and red leafy splendor.  But this area has much more going for it than pretty fall foliage. Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountain Parkway can be clogged with traffic jams so it’s a perfect time to discover the more laid-back adjoining towns of Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.

This article was published in the October 2012 edition of The Simpsonville Sentinel and online at See the South.

Discover Downtown Knoxville

To me, Knoxville was a city that I’d driven through but had never really stopped to explore until a recent trip took me into the downtown area. Located near both the Appalachian and Smoky Mountains, Knoxville is well-known for its plethora of outdoor activities but it also boasts a hip downtown area with arts and culture venues, renovated buildings and lots of shopping and nightlife options.

This article was posted at View on Travel, The Simpsonville Sentinel and See the South.

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Knoxville Article

Step Back in Time at Leiper’s Fork Village

The quaint town of Leiper’s Fork Village is located just minutes from Franklin, Tennessee but seems miles and decades away.  Located on the Natchez Trace Parkway, the crumbling walls aligning the roadway seem to transport you back in time.  Upon arriving in the village, we passed an old police car on the side of the road that seemed to say “this town is different”.  And it is.

This article was published January 19, 2012.  For the full article click here.

Art Tours in Chattanooga

When people think of Chattanooga, they usually think of outdoor activities and railroads, not necessarily art.  But Chattanooga has a vibrant, growing arts community. It really kicked off when in 200?, the Lyndhurst Foundation in Chattanooga began offering $15k incentives for artist to relocate to an old, run down section of downtown Chattanooga called Jefferson Heights. The neighborhood has been cleaned up and artists started flocking to the area, building work/live spaces and renovating existing buildings.

This Blog Post was published on  October 13, 2011 on the View on Travel Website.  Read the full article here.