The Trail of Tears National Historic trail is a bit hard to follow, but the sites along the various routes offer a look into a dark chapter in the country's history of removing the Cherokee Indians.

5 Best Scenic Overlooks on the Cherohala Skyway

The Cherohala Skyway is a beautiful and hidden drive through the mountains with lots of scenic overlooks, but which are the best for the mountain views and sunsets?

Three Days on the Cherohala Skyway

With three days on the Cherohala Skyway I discovered just why it's called the "Skyway", hiked a few trails, saw a stunning sunset, and spent some cozy nights camping by a lake.

The problem with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park being the most-visited in the country is that people tend to do the same thing year after year. How about something different?

16 Favorite Travel Photos of Chattanooga, Tennessee

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.

The last time many Cherokee saw their homeland was at the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park where they were sent across the Tennessee River. This is their story.

10 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville is an exciting, beautiful town to visit. Take a look at these ten photos to inspire your next visit to this Tennessee mountain city.

14 Favorite Photos of Christmas in Knoxville

Christmas is a great time to visit Knoxville, do some shopping, enjoy the local food, and admire the lights throughout the city. Let these photos inspire your next trip to the city.

Three Days in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Driving through Pigeon Forge can be absolutely overwhelming. The towering business signs, flashing lights, and digital billboards scream at visitors beckoning them to stop for a meal, entertainment, or shopping. I had never spent a night in Pigeon Forge, instead always opting to get through the town as quick as possible to reach Gatlinburg or […]

Why would I call a museum authentic? That might sound like a strange description but it’s actually rather perfect for the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This museum has nothing to do with the Hollywood movie with a soundtrack that never dies and everything to do with the concept, design, construction, and launch of […]

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 […]

On my first morning in Chattanooga I just couldn’t sleep in. I left my hotel before sunrise. The air outside was cool and crisp. In fact it was downright chilly. I wanted to go someplace I could watch the sunrise but I didn’t want to hike far from my car. I really wasn’t sure where […]