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January 30, 2022
To aid with trip planning, I'd like to hear some comparisons and advice from people who've been to both! [more inside]
May 16, 2021
HI there. I'm tasked with researching on possible retreat destinations for a group of professional women that includes a mix of identities, cultures and religions. A third of the members are Black, some are Jewish, some are queer. The Smoky Mountains came up as a possibility because it's the geographic epicenter of our group. We want to ensure a safe, relaxing time for everyone and avoid unwelcoming, biased or racist encounters with staff, other travelers, etc. Can you recommend any places? [more inside]
April 24, 2021
It's been about a decade since anybody asked here, so.... We will be there the week of May 9 (Sat--Sat). Camping 4 nights in Townsend and 3 nights near Gatlinburg. [more inside]
April 19, 2021
Taking a trip to North Carolina near Smoky Mountain National Park + Nantahala National Forest in late May. Those going include a range of physical abilities, so I'm looking for recommendations for all skill-levels, and not necessarily only hiking. [more inside]
March 14, 2021
We are looking for a safe, clean hotel in Nashville. Have you stayed in either downtown or the Brentwood area? We are looking for about 120 to 220 per night (our price range). [more inside]
September 30, 2020
My adult son and I are headed to TN (from VA) in a couple of weeks to spend a week exploring civil war battlefields (he is a historian and civil war nerd). We'll be camping in Chattanooga for 2 nights, Shiloh for 2 nights, and Murfreesboro for 1 night. What shouldn't we miss in those areas, outside the obvious battlefields? [more inside]
January 9, 2020
My best friend and I will be in Sevierville, TN from a Friday early afternoon and leaving the following Sunday afternoon in mid-February. Just us girls. Looking for adventurous suggestions and reviews of things to do! [more inside]
July 24, 2019
I'll be attending a ceramics workshop at Arrowmont in Gatlinburg, TN during early October. A friend will be meeting me after, and we'd like to check out the region a bit. What should we do within, say, a three hour drive of this area? [more inside]
June 14, 2019
I'll be in Nashville Wednesday and Thursday next week with some colleagues for work. We'll be very busy during daytime hours, but if there's time in the evenings we'd like to see some live music at whatever bars, pubs, or other venues are easy to drop-in. I don't know how late the nightlife goes on weekdays, but later is definitely better for us schedule-wise. So what would be some good places to check out? Being Nashville, we mostly have in mind country, bluegrass, and folk but any genre is fine.
April 23, 2019
I am looking for up-to-date recommendations for an area of Nashville to stay in for three days in September. [more inside]
March 22, 2019
Three adults (all in the "mature" demographic) going to be in Nashville from April 17 - 21. We're staying close to downtown, with a car. Already have tickets for Grand Old Opry, so what else would folks recommend. Maybe a Sunday brunch place? Going to get hot chicken, of course.
December 12, 2018
My brother is moving to Nashville and getting a car for the first time in many years. What are good car accessories I could give as a gift? [more inside]
November 3, 2018
Ms. Matter and I are considering Memphis for New Year’s Eve. This thread has good recommendations for midsummer. What end-of-year recommendations do you have for events, restaurants, concerts, surprises?
July 30, 2018
DOT, Jr. and I are going on a father-son road trip to Memphis for Labor Day. I'm actually from Memphis but for reasons have not actually been back in 15 years. What's good? What to eat? What to see? [more inside]
March 5, 2018
Gonna be there Monday to Wednesday next week [more inside]
November 18, 2017
I will be going to Nashville in April from London - what else should I add to my itinerary? [more inside]
August 24, 2017
My partner and I will be taking a week-long trip to the Knoxville/Smoky Mountains area of Tennessee this October. What are the things we should definitely plan to do? [more inside]
October 4, 2016
My wife and I are going to Nashville in December for a long needed getaway without children. We'll be there for 2-3 nights. We like walking neighborhoods, books, music, coffee, beer, good food, and spas/massage. What should we do while we're there? Where should we eat? And most importantly, where should we stay?
July 11, 2016
I am going to a bachelor weekend in Nashville this weekend, Thurs-Sunday, July 14-17. What are the best breweries, distilleries, and hot chickenries in the Nashville metropolitan area? We'll go as far as a 30 min drive from the city proper. These are the three things the groom has requested we check out/do.
August 24, 2015
I love Dolly Parton and really want to go to Dollywood when we're on holiday in the US but I can't drive. How can I get there? My fiance and I need to get from Nashville to Pigeon Forge, 215 miles away. He can't drive either. How do I achieve my Dolly dream? [more inside]