I'm always doing something, and sometimes I even do something specific. On May 13 I left for my first road trip of the year, the Trace Tour, a journey along the 441-mile Natchez Trace Parkway from Natchez to Nashville. Click here to read more about the trip.
The Nashville Public Library is like so many other libraries full of books and conference rooms, but this one is also a gorgeous building with an amazing courtyard and artwork throughout.
The most astonishing thing I found in Nashville was the full scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. And it was built right here in Centennial Park as a museum and event space.
Nashville might be known as the Music City and the Country Music Capital of the World, but there is so much more to this beautiful Tennessean city than just the studios and live music around every corner. During the Southeast Eclipse Tour road trip in 2017 I spent a few days in Nashville exploring this […]
The Pirates’ House has a long history as a tavern and inn, but the restaurant today is the best part with friendly service, a comfy dining experience, and fantastic food.
I only had a weekend for my first visit to Savannah, Georgia, but during those two days I had the best burger ever, saw some beautiful vistas, and explore a national monument.
The Palmetto State has six sites of the National Park System that include Civil War-era forts, Revolutionary War battlefields, and the surprisingly beautiful Congaree National Park.
Smaller National Park Service sites aren’t something to be skipped just because they’re small. There are several benefits to the smaller sites that just might make them more attractive.
The beauty of Chattanooga becomes apparent on the first evening and that is exactly why I have been going back ever since with my camera in hand. Here are some of my favorite photos.
My long weekend in Pigeon Forge was over but I wasn’t about to leave Tennessee without a scenic drive first. I zipped through Gatlinburg and hopped on Newfound Gap Road through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. What a beautiful scenic drive it was. In no time at all I was surrounded by vibrant yellow […]
From New York to Georgia the Appalachian Mountains feature some of the most beautiful vistas in the country and it only gets better in the fall. As deciduous trees begin their annual show of color people get out of the house for long drives on scenic routes, exciting hiking trails, and gorgeous scenic overlooks. After […]
I only had three days to spend in Columbia so I didn’t waste any time getting to the good stuff. The South Carolina capital had always remained an intersection of interstates for me but this time I took the scenic route in, and out, as I explore the city. I found an exciting zoo, chased […]
I’ve spent a lot of time in Charleston over the last few years. Every time I try to visit a different area around the greater Charleston area and capture the essence of the Low Country through my photography. It seems that no matter how many times I visit this friendly southern city I always find […]
Capturing some photos of a hot air balloon festival has been on my bucket list almost as long as I’ve been capturing photos. Every once in awhile I’d make plans to track one down but something else (aka a paid assignment) would come up and pull me away. But finally, after years of waiting, I […]
You can always tell when the football team has a home game as thousands of fans flood the streets in vibrant orange, but Knoxville is so much more than just the home of the University of Tennessee Volunteers. The birthplace of the Tennessee River is also known as the Red Panda Capital of the World, […]
I didn’t know how much I wanted to visit Columbia until the first time I visited. South Carolina’s capital city features block after block of fine dining and dive bars, museums and entertainment venues, outdoor recreation and unique shopping. The city has a little bit for everybody and a lot for anybody, and it certainly […]
Shopping in the historic City Market, enjoying a sunset dinner cruise on Charleston Harbor, and touring one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the country are just a few of the reasons why you need to visit Charleston, South Carolina for a weekend getaway. It’s difficult to whittle down the gargantuan list of options […]
Marion was once one of Virginia’s most underrated and overlooked small towns, but thanks to a boom in local entrepreneurs such as a moonshine distillery, renovations of a National Historic Landmark hotel and theatre, and rise of the local food scene, this Southwest Virginia town now boasts one of the best Main Streets for tourism […]
Wytheville is one of those sleepy little hidden gems along the Interstate 81 corridor in Southwest Virginia you could almost miss. And if you missed it, you would really miss it. This town has several hidden features for shopping, eating, and entertaining that makes it unique among most towns in the region. It’s a fun […]
Pancakes, moonshine, and the Great Smoky Mountains all have one thing in common: Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This bustling center for mountain tourism features loads of locally owned restaurants, exciting attractions, interesting shopping, and sits at the foot of the most-visited national park in the country. So what do you do when you only have 36 hours […]