Local‌ ‌Flavor‌ ‌of‌ ‌‌Northeast‌ ‌Tennessee‌: Hampton and Roan Mountain

Local restaurants and diners scatter the hills of Hampton and Roan Mountain, like the authentic Thai restaurant lingering in the valley and the wood fired pizza joint hidden near the state border. These mountains have no shortage of hiking and biking trails, along with lakes and rivers for water sport enthusiasts. Meandering through these hills, […]

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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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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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Local‌ ‌Flavor‌ ‌of‌ ‌‌Northeast‌ ‌Tennessee‌:‌ ‌‌Kingsport

Kingsport, Tenn., is known for recreation like hiking at Bays Mountain Park or mountain biking and disc golfing at Warrior’s Path State Park. The downtown area offers fun day trip activities like wandering through local art galleries and testing out craft breweries like Bays Mountain Brewing Company. After a good day exploring around town, here […]

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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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Local Flavor of Northeast Tennessee: Johnson City

The local cuisine found exclusively in Johnson City, Tennessee, is like a fun treasure hunt for both visitors and locals. Just when you think you have tried all the best spots, you will be surprised by a new food truck who cooks the world’s most mouth watering phillies or a hole-in-the wall taco joint serving […]

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Bristol: Sounds Good

Bristol is built on sound: engines revving, fiddles singing and the silent peace of the outdoors. The downtown buzzes with live music and the outdoors quietly await just beyond. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and surrounded by scenic South Holston Lake and the Holston River sits Bristol—The Birthplace of Country Music and home of the “World’s Fastest Half Mile”—Bristol Motor Speedway. […]

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