Looking Forward to Fall with The ETSU Martin Center

While much of the country has had to pause operations at some point in 2020, construction on the James C. and Mary B. Martin Center for the Arts on State of Franklin Road was able to continue with only a few COVID-19-related delays. On top of that, the 93,000-square-foot Martin Center for the Arts was […]

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What to Do in Winter in Northeast Tennessee

Let’s face it, looking forward to your summer vacation while it’s still the middle of winter feels a lot like looking for the finish line in a marathon. You know you’ll get there sooner or later, but at the moment it seems impossibly far away. Luckily, Northeast Tennessee has a huge variety of attractions that […]

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2020 Pinnacle Speedway in Lights

The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights presented by TVA opens tonight for its 24th season of bringing cheer to Northeast Tennessee. The spectacular magical light show will dazzle visitors with more than 2 million lights illuminating more than 250 festive displays across a four-plus mile route on the Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway property. This year […]

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About Those Appalachian Trail Names

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. Appalachian Trail hikers often have strange nicknames as they head through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. And, chances are you’ve ran into a thru-hiker at some point. Ask them their trail name and you may get a surprise, as well […]

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Murals of Johnson City

Dip your toes into Northeast Tennessee starting with some downtown urban exploration. Johnson City is seeing its’ own art renaissance explode all over town in the form of wall murals and sculptures. Here’s a sneak peek of our favorite murals to take a stroll by with the family for some one-of-a-kind photo ops, history, and […]

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Best Places to Hike the Appalachian Trail

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. The Appalachian Trail snakes its way more than 280 miles through Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and western North Carolina. Walk through the open meadows, mountain balds, watery valleys, and view rhododendron blooms unlike anywhere else on the planet. There’s no […]

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I Went Camping for the First Time and Here’s What Happened

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When you grow up in Northeast Tennessee, it seems like everyone goes camping almost year round. It’s advertised as an event for the whole family to discover some magical camping secret. I am 21-years-old, and I have never gone camping.  I don’t like being hot, and if I was going to spend time outdoors, I […]

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