The Spirit of The Outer Banks For as long as I can remember I've heard stories of The Outer Banks. I've read about the history that lies along the coast. A history that runs deeper than the hills of Appalachia that I play in and call home. There have been whispers of pirates that once … Continue reading The Outer Banks: Beaches, Beacons and Beauty.
Autumn At "The Appy" Gatlinburg, TN has been known for years as a hot spot for tourists hoping to enjoy some family fun and explore the country's most visited National Park - The Great Smoky Mountains. Many Gatlinburg guests have said "Yes!' and just as many have said, "I do." while in town.. And well, … Continue reading Autumn At “The Appy”
The majority of Americans spend their weekdays running the rat race... Working their 9-5's, running errands, cheering their kids on at soccer practice, paying bills, mowing their lawns and counting down the minutes until Friday rolls back around. As we all know, Monday returns far too soon... It is said that "Adventure may hurt you, … Continue reading 3 Adventure Weekends in the Southern Appalachians
I was just 5 days old the first time I was blessed by it... The first sliver of summer sun that rose up in the Tennessee sky. I'm almost certain that it was love at first sight, because every since that day when autumn returns, my heart whispers the sweetest of goodbyes. Today, I paid … Continue reading An Southern Appalachian Summer
Streams of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park It is said that no man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. In the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you will find almost 3,000 miles of streams and rivers to step into. … Continue reading Streams of The Great Smoky Mountains
We live in a world where everyone is searching for something... Something to fill the void on the inside.. Something to make them feel peaceful, happy, loved, hopeful, inspired, energetic, happy, healthy and complete.. Or maybe even just something to simply make them feel.. But the thing is, too few have realized that what there … Continue reading Home Is Where The Heart Is..
A few years ago.. Before I ever stepped foot onto the trails again. I woke up at 4am one morning, in the midst of a midnight in my life.. I couldn't sleep, my world was crumbling around me and I just needed to breathe. I got in my car, alone and started to drive.. I … Continue reading A View From The Top..
Tucked away in the hills of Tennessee, you’ll find over 500 waterfalls. The majority of the waterfalls are nestled in the Appalachian mountains, eastern portion of the state and in the Cumberland Plateau area. Each waterfall is beautiful in it’s own way, however some stand out above others. The areas that surround those select waterfalls … Continue reading 7 Waterfall Wonders of Tennessee
Winter has arrived, the crowds-like most things in nature, are going home to hibernate.. However, not the waterfalls. Most people think of exploring waterfalls during the summer time.Granted a beautiful waterfall is a perfect place to cool off on a hot and humid Tennessee day..But, you haven’t seen the most beautiful moments of our falls … Continue reading Winter Guide to Wandering Tennessee’s Best Waterfalls: Part 1 – Smoky Mountains
Looking for a 10 mile Adventure Day in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Well... This could be the perfect adventure for you! Western North Carolinas “Fairy Tale Trails” : It doesn’t happen every day, but it does happen.. The day that you stumble upon a hike that makes you feel as if you’ve … Continue reading North Carolina’s Fairy Tale Trails: