Kingsport: Tasty Treats and Mountain Skies

Have you ever wanted to howl with wolves, or cozy up at a quaint downtown café before you chase your taste buds with locally made moonshine? We did all of that in one day, in the vibrant city of Kingsport, tucked beneath the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Joined by my husband, son and daughter-in-law, we… Read more »

Photo Spots You Should Explore in East Tennessee

There has never been a better time to visit the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. True, the most popular time to visit the park is between the wildflower season of early spring through summer and into the peak autumn leaf color. But this may be all the more reason to explore East Tennessee with… Read more »

Winter Family Fun in Northeast Tennessee

It may be cold and snowy, but that doesn’t stop the fun in Northeast Tennessee. We’ve put together a list of activities and events going on this winter that are sure to keep the kids busy and maybe even you too! Niswonger Performing Arts Center Catch a show just for the kids at NPAC this… Read more »

The Heart of Northeast Tennessee

Northeast Tennessee is a region characterized by small towns, rolling hills and rich history. Often referred to as Southern Appalachia, the entertaining attractions are literally limitless across the dynamic landscape. Festivals and numerous historic sites celebrate a strong folklore and frontier past. Voluminous mountains give way to spacious farmland that is solely interrupted by rural… Read more »

The Sunny Side Trail

Make Sunny Side your next road trip: a drive through Smoky Mountain backroads and lush Appalachian countryside, through small towns brimming with history and attractions bursting with adventure. Maybe you find your thrills at amusement parks, or maybe it’s the thrill of a shopping hunt that gives you a charge. And if you love exploring… Read more »

3B Outdoors Expo

The biggest outdoors expo in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is hitting Kingsport January 6 through 8. The 3B Outdoors Expo includes all the gear and information to make your hunting and fishing experience the best it can be. Hosted by 3B Outdoors, the Expo includes guest speakers, shows and demonstrations, archery exhibits, a kids corner and… Read more »

King of the Wild Frontier

The history in Northeast Tennessee is rich with happenings, major events and perhaps most interesting influential people. The area known as the gateway to the west has hosted many pioneers during their journeys through new lands. Out of those, some decided to settle in Northeast Tennessee and make a home. This is where our story… Read more »

New Year’s Eve in Northeast Tennessee

What better way to say farewell to 2016 and hello to 2017 than in one of our festive downtowns? Here’s some of our favorite places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Northeast Tennessee. Kingsport New Year’s Eve Party It’s a New Year’s Eve Party 100 years in the making, as Kingsport celebrates 100 years in… Read more »

Cruise Through the Countryside: The Sunny Side Trail

The Sunny Side Trail, one of the 16 Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways, starts at the foot of the Smoky Mountains and heads northeast up through the Tennessee Valley. Following it on its course and stopping along its 179 listed stops will bring you on a tour through a scenic mountain landscape filled with eclectic… Read more »

Continue the Journey Along Sunny Side Trail

The Sunny Side Trail, one of the 16 Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways, starts at the foot of the Smoky Mountains and heads northeast up through the Tennessee Valley. Following it on its course and stopping along its 179 listed stops will bring you on a tour through a scenic mountain landscape filled with eclectic… Read more »

Top Events for Christmas

There’s nothing like Christmas in the South and we may be partial to Northeast Tennessee’s picture perfect downtowns and mountain landscapes. Looking for a list of holiday activities for the family?  Check out our top 12 ways to celebrate the season. Rogersville Hometown Christmas Parade With Santa’s annual visit, the Parade of Trees, Downtown merchants Open House and the… Read more »