4 Awesome Road Trip Ideas in Northeast Tennessee

There’s something special about a road trip. Whether it’s a spontaneous escape or a well-planned journey, hitting the highway often brings surprises and a good dose of adventure. It’s the perfect vacation if you can get only get away for a few days because you can experience a lot in a short time. If you’re […]

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Tips for Travelling with Dogs in Northeast Tennessee

Around 85 million families in the U.S. own pets and for over 35% of them, going on vacation without their much-loved pooch just wouldn’t be half as fun. Although there are many ways to travel and destinations to choose, Northeast Tennessee is one area that appeals greatly to those travelling with children and pets alike, owing […]

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Feeling Like Christmas All Year Long in Jonesborough

There’s a festive boutique nestled in Historic Jonesborough that gives you an opportunity to be walkin’ in a winter wonderland all year long. Unlike anything else in Northeast Tennessee, this specialty shop is more than a store — it’s an experience. Gabriel’s Christmas is decked with lights, trees and colorful ornaments, so much so that […]

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What You Must See Inside the Museum of Ancient Brick

What do Nebuchadnezzar, the Roman Colosseum, Great Wall of China, and the Mayflower have in common?  Only a handful of these museums exist, and one is in the Appalachian Highlands of Northeast Tennessee. There is a museum in Johnson City dedicated to one of the oldest forms of building structures made from natural elements of […]

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Where to Go For the Best Views

If leaf looking is your thing, then this map is for you.  Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, Northeast Tennessee attracts guests from all over the country in anticipation of peak fall foliage. The peak time for fall foliage in Northeast Tennessee this year is the first week of November. An interactive map from Smokymountains.com allows […]

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Farm Fresh Appalachia Farm Tours

Appalachian Sustainable Development’s Farm Fresh Appalachia Farm Tour will hold the 2nd annual farm tour on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (exact times vary per farm), rain or shine. Tickets are $20 per vehicle and can be purchased here. Thirteen unique farm operations are participating in Russell, Scott, Tazewell, Washington […]

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47th Annual National Storytelling Festival

Tickets are on sale now for the nation’s premier storytelling event, the National Storytelling Festival, held October 4-6. In the age of fast-moving technology, it seems unlikely that thousands of audience members could spend an entire weekend spellbound by storytellers, but that’s exactly what happens in Tennessee’s oldest town during the first full weekend of […]

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19th Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Music Festival

Bristol Sessions Super Raffle & More in September State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia will be filled with music as 40,000-plus visitors from all over the world converge on the site of the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions for the 19th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival – the award-winning event that honors those legendary recordings […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Meeting the Mountains

Whether you live in the Appalachian Highlands of Northeast Tennessee or you’re planning a vacation filled with outdoor fun, the Meet the Mountains Festival is not to be missed. The Festival is dedicated to all things outdoors and is an annual event held in Johnson City each August, and organized by the Northeast Tennessee Regional […]

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