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Masters and Makers Trail: Breweries, Vineyards and Whiskey

From whiskey recipes that have been passed down from generations to generations to a one-off Smoky Mountains getaway beer tasting that expanded a brewery idea, Williamson County’s Masters and Makers Trail is a must for beer, wine and spirit drinkers….

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Exploring Downtown Franklin

With a massive boom in ‘cool’ – Downtown Franklin, Tennessee, has been able to keep ahold of its small-town roots.  Even if you’ve never visited a small town before, it’s impossible to miss the work that has gone into embracing…

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The Napa of Moonshine

The Parkway shoots out of nearby Pigeon Forge and doesn’t relax the throttle until, bathing in the cool air of the forest, it winds into Gatlinburg. The knick-knacks of small Southern towns decorate the roadside, telephone poles handing off a…

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The Two Faces of Nashville

Most people traveling to Nashville have no idea what to expect.  It’s an city that is taking on a big city urban style while still being throughly rooted in the a tremendous independent culture.  Both of the parts should be…

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Help Babies and Puppies : Armchair Voluntourism

  I always thought voluntourism was for hippies. Not that I don’t want to help people, I just never thought helping and relaxing should be neighbors much less roommates, but (like granola, organic food, and relaxed hygiene habits) turns out…

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Animals & Radnor Lake

Ever hear an acoustic guitar or banjo riff and become transported to somewhere similar the set of ‘Where the Red Fern Grows’ or read a passage from ‘Leaves of Grass’ and find a wilderness landscape suddenly painted across your imagination?…

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Loveless Cafe: A Nashville Food Tradition

Loveless Cafe is just outside of Nashville and right next to the historic Natchez Trace.  Originally only a 75 seat restaurant, this place still serves up home cookin’ and southern hospitality in its renovated building that is now surrounded by…

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Mexican Food Tour: Nashville

There is something awesome about having a great local hangout.  A place to go without thinking about where you want to go.  A place that feels right, even on a bad day, and, maybe the bartenders don’t know your name…

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Mexican Food Tour: Nashville

Since starting my Global Taco Hunt, I’ve paid extra attention to each little detail of my every experience.  Are the tacos delicious? Salsa too hot, too mild? Do they have queso dip? Should I get a margarita? How are the prices? …

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The Parthenon in Nashville

Nashville is home to the world’s only full sized replica of the actual Parthenon in Athens.  Here is a quick On-The-Go Video of our trip to The Parthenon, shot and edited on an iPhone only minutes after leaving.

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