Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Heading back from  a trip out west  to see a friend in Asheville, the Great Smoky Mountains happily lay in my way. After you navigate the traffic jam that is Pigeon Forge (home to Dollywood), you end up in some of the most pristine wilderness on the east coast. Most of this park seems to […]

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

A stones (or cannons) throw away from the Chattanooga Choo-Choo, this amazing park is accessed by driving up into the tall hills surrounding the Tennessee river. The views are stunning, and the visitor center really informative. Not being a very good student of history in high school, I never learned a lot about the war […]