Our 8 Favorite Places For Stargazing

Stargazing is a luxury in itself. Busy lives may keep us from stepping outdoors to observe the night sky, but locale can be a deterrent, too — without darkness and clear skies, many city dwellers miss the special sights of the night sky. That’s where astrotourism comes in. Read Jill’s story at Travel Awaits.

Picturesque Tennessee Road Trip

There are plenty of reasons to take a road trip from Nashville to Chattanooga — delicious food, historical sites, Southern hospitality, live music, and gorgeous scenery among them — but the outdoor adventures are among some of the best in the U.S. Fill your belly and feed your soul with food and music in Nashville,…

Virtual Tennessee

During this time of shelter in place where recreational travel is on standby, there’s still a chance to take a virtual tour of many cities. Tennessee, in particular, has a plethora of digital methods for exploring from your home. Take a cooking lesson with some of Nasheville’s most beloved chefs, tour historical sites, visit an…

8 Stunning Must-See Waterfalls in Tennessee

Tennessee, and in particular the Highland Rim and Cumberland Plateau, offers some of the most spectacular views in the U.S. The unique topography with its extensive system of rivers and streams makes Tennessee a top waterfall destination. Read Jill’s story at Travel Awaits.

The best places to go camping in the South this fall

SUMMER MAY BE OVER, but head to the American South and you’ll find great places to camp deep into the fall months. From Florida to South Carolina, campgrounds have fewer crowds and plenty of space to set up a camp chair, light a campfire, and enjoy the fall season at a different pace than in the summer months….

5 Waterfalls in 5 Hours

With over 100 waterfalls, the Upper Cumberland Area is known to be among the highest concentrations of waterfalls in the United States. Located on the low side of the 20,000+ square-mile Cumberland Plateau, much of the rain that falls on the plateau drains west – – into the Upper Cumberland. As the water pours over…

Tennessee Tourism Adds New “Color Blind” Viewfinders Statewide to Enable More Travelers to Enjoy the Colors of Fall

Specially Equipped Viewfinders Installed at 11 Locations Across Tennessee   First Introduced in October 2017, Tennessee’s specially equipped viewfinders enabled thousands of color-blind visitors to “see” the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains in peak fall foliage for the first time. Images of color-blind travelers experiencing the brilliant fall colors for the first time…

Made in Tennessee: Upper Cumberland 5-Day Itinerary

Day 1 Check in at Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Cookeville, TN. Dinner at Salt Box Inn Begin your visit with an extensive showcase of Upper Cumberland’s various barbeque cuisine, “wines, shine & stein”, a musical performance and a show and tell from the regional Tennessee State Parks. Day 2 Made in Tennessee —…

Follow the Trail of Tears in Southeast Tennessee

I stood in front of the Memorial Wall, reading the names of the 2,535 Cherokee heads of household identified in the 1835 Census, the Henderson Roll, and then forced into removal along the Trail of Tears. The number of household members was listed too, so in all, of the 16,542 Cherokees identified for removal by…