The 10 Best Christmas Tree Farms in Tennessee (2023)

Best Tennessee Christmas Tree Farms

Though we live just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Elkin NC, we’ve enjoyed visiting the Tennessee mountains numerous times over the last few years.    In our experience, there’s something undeniably quaint and charming about the Tennessee Mountain Towns, no matter what time of year you visit.    But when we visit Tennessee during … Read more

The 10 Best Christmas Parades in North Carolina (2023)

Home For Holidays Christmas Parade in Hendersonville NC

After living just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Elkin NC for years, I’ve come to realize that there are an endless array of things to do for Christmas in North Carolina.    Whether you’re looking for a choose-and-cut Christmas tree, top-notch Christmas light displays, or shopping in charming Christmas towns, there are loads of … Read more

The 10 Best Tennessee Mountain Towns to Visit

Small Mountain Towns in Tennessee- Pigeon Forge & Sevierville Tennessee Aerial View

There’s something nostalgic, even romantic about Tennessee mountain towns. For me, they’ve always conjured up images of log cabins, quilts, and sitting by the fire while savoring spectacular scenic vistas.   This has definitely been our personal experience while exploring the mountains in TN, and we’ve visited numerous Tennessee towns that fit the bill.   But … Read more

The 5 Best Christmas Towns in Tennessee to Visit

Christmas Parade in Gatlinburg, one of the best Christmas Towns in Tennessee

Visit the Tennessee mountains around the holidays and you might feel like you’re in one of those Christmas towns from a Hallmark movie.    In our experience, Tennessee mountain towns tend to feel cozy and quaint all year-round.   But when Christmas time comes, the festive decor and old-fashioned charm are really ramped up a notch! … Read more

The 10 Best Places to See Christmas Lights in Tennessee (2023)

Best Christmas lights in Tennessee

There’s nothing remotely dull about spending Christmas in Tennessee.   In fact, there are literally millions (maybe even billions) of twinkling Christmas lights in Tennessee designed to ensure the holidays are as merry and bright as possible.   If shimmering lights help to fuel your holiday spirit, visiting Tennessee in Winter offers endless options to … Read more

The 10 Best Corn Mazes in Virginia to Visit

Best Corn Mazes in Virginia

In our experience, a good head-scratcher of a Fall corn maze really makes it feel like Autumn (much like leaf-peeping, pumpkin patches, and apple picking).   Thankfully, there are an array of Virginia corn mazes to choose from spanning the entire state. From kid-friendly story mazes (where little ones wander around looking for the next piece … Read more