Are you ready for a state full of incredible musical experiences and unique American culture?

Tennessee is one of our favorite states to visit for its musical history, cool towns, and the incredible Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

You'll find oodles of Southern charm and fun in this state. Every time I discover a new place I like it even more.


Allow us to save you time with this Tennessee road trip itinerary that will take you through some of its most iconic experiences.

Asheville, North Carolina, USA downtown skyline at dusk.

A Mountains & Music Road Trip (Tennessee + North Carolina)

Are you ready for a fun southeast USA road trip from Raleigh to Memphis? Incredible music experiences and beautiful nature in the mountains of North Carolina nd Tennessee

Lake Lure North Carolina

A 4-Week Dallas to Boston Road Trip Itinerary

We’re off on an epic 6 week US road trip. First stop Bloomington Minnesota to experience the Mall of America and then from Dallas to Boston with my parents. We’re stopping at lots of cool places and going back to the old way of doing things! Click to read more and follow along

Sunset at Morton Overlook in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. One of the best places to visit in Tennessee

4 Best Places to Visit on a Tennessee Road Trip

Planning a trip to Tennessee? After a month long Tennessee road trip, here are 4 of our favorite places to visit in Tennessee and suggestions on what to see and do in each destination!



Highlights and suggestions for some of Tennessee's most well known cities and towns. These are some of our favorite places in the USA.

Franklin has made our coolest places to visit in the USA and small towns in the USA we love.

Nashville is my favorite city in the US for its fun musical vibe, history, food, murals and roof top bars.

And Savannah and I recently visited Chattanooga on a mother daughter road trip and fell in love. Think STUNNING beauty, outdoor adventure, and eclectic downtown.

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YES!! This state is a complete celebration of music, old and new.

Here are some of our favorite experiences!

Rascal Flatts Grand Ole Opry (1)

5 Outstanding Live Music Experiences in Nashville, TN

5 Must Not Miss live music experiences in Nashville TN. Check out the Grand Ole Opry, Bluebird Cafe and more for the best things to do in the Music City

Sun studios memphis tennessee (800 x 533)

Visit Graceland, Sun Studios and Studio B, TN (Feel the Spirit of Elvis Presley)

Visit Graceland in Memphis, including the Graceland mansion. Sun Studios, Memphis and STudio B in Tennessee will give you greater insight into Elvis Presley

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Symphony Nashville (4)

A captivating night at the Harry Potter Symphony in Nashville

On Sunday, my family and I went somewhere I have been eager to go to for a while now – The Harry Potter Symphony with […]

Performers during the Grand Ole Opry Show in Nashville

A Magical Grand Ole Opry Experience (what dreams are made of)

As the curtains rise and the first performer comes out, I think of my Mum. I’m sitting in the chair that she has long dreamed […]


The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the USA's most popular park with good reason.

It straddles the North Carolina and Tennessee border, so we've included posts that shares what you can do on the NC side as well. Why not?

45 Unique + Fun Things to Do in North Carolina Bucket List

North Carolina couldn’t be a more perfect home for us. From the mountains to the coast, we’re surrounded by unbelievable natural beauty, outdoor adventure, vibrant […]

Best places to go in North Carolina mountians

Top Places To Go in the North Carolina Mountains (Western NC)

Now that we live permanently in Raleigh which is a great base to explore the Tar Heel state, we’re excited to start taking road trips […]

Cades Cove Tennessee bike ride

Cades Cove bike ride, Great Smoky Mountains National Park – we saw bears!

We saw bears. Lots of them on our Cades Cove bike ride in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. I thought that when, […]

FEATURED VIDEO: Nashville TN with kids

Check out these fun things to do in Nashville with kids. We had a blast!



Travel has been the focus of our life since 1997 - intentionally.

We don't plan on stopping that. We now have a base in Raleigh, NC - after being granted a Green Card for our extraordinary ability in the art of travel blogging.

We will continue to explore more of the US but also intend on traveling further abroad - Europe, South East Asia and Central and South America.

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