Every August, the World’s Longest Yard Sale snakes its way 690 miles from Gadsden, Alabama to Hudson, Michigan. With such an embarrassment of riches, the shopper may not know where to start. (The stopping part is easy: you run out of money and/or room in the car). Here’s a suggestion: the southernmost part of the route follows the scenic Lookout Mountain Parkway 93 miles from Gadsden through a corner of Georgia to Chattanooga, Tennessee. Since the Alabama portion of the route alone boasts some 1000 vendors, you will probably be throughly over the whole experience by the time you hit Chattanooga. If not, no problem. Just keep following the U.S. Highway 127 Corridor from Chattanooga for another 600 miles.
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”. The JD Distillery The Jack Daniels Distillery […]
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 […]
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 […]
Nestled along the banks of the Tennessee River, Chattanooga is a place of scenic beauty. It’s easily accessible, affordable, walkable and with plenty of things to do, it’s the perfect destination. Plus, you just can’t go wrong visiting a place […]
Aquariums never cease to fascinate the young and old alike. They give us a glimpse into a world in which we rarely or never venture; from beneath the rivers to the world beneath the waves, a peer into the watery […]
Lightning Bugs Light Up in the Smoky Mountains of Gatlinburg, TN It’s one of nature’s odd shows and it only happens once a year. Hundreds of real fireflies that light up in unison. And it all happens in Gatlinburg, Tennessee […]
There are a plethora of cabins to rent in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area of Tennessee but because there are so many, the options are almost overwhelming. Renting a cabin is a great family-friendly, kid-friendly vacation option. Whether it’s for a […]