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2017 Solar Eclipse: Best Places to Watch in Nashville

Everyone is preparing for the first solar eclipse to cross the United States in 38 years! On Monday, August 21st, the moon’s path will cross with the Sun creating a total solar eclipse for 13 states from Oregon to South Carolina.  Nashville, TN is the largest city in the path of the TOTAL eclipse and we’ve got a list of the best places to view it from. Rooftop Parties There will numerous rooftop parties throughout Nashville, including ones at Acme Feed and Seed, and the Westin Hotel.  All rooftop parties require tickets purchased ahead of time and are selling out fast if not already. Water Parties There’s no doubt the waterways will be jam packed with boats during . . . Read more

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Best Ways to Manage Gas Costs on the Road

Summer can be one of the best times to travel, but also the most costly.  Gas prices always seem to be higher during the summer months because more drivers are taking to the roads with vacations and summer travel.  To hopefully help you cut down on gas costs this summer, we’ve got a few tips for you. Check for deals with hotels and campgrounds that you might be staying at.  A lot of times they will offer a free gas card with the purchase of so many nights at their establishment.  Check with those membership clubs you belong to as well.  Places such as the Good Sam club offers discounts on fuel with the purchase of a membership.  Download a gas app on your . . . Read more

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Best All American Foods for your Fourth of July

The fourth of July is when we get to celebrate America's independence and everything that we love about this country; especially the food.  We have our staple "American" foods that are common for cookouts, including hot dogs, brats, corn on the cob, and of course beer. So as you are sitting there contemplating what to make or bring to your Fourth of July celebration, try a different spin on your favorites. Here are a few of the best all american foods for your Fourt of July celebration.  All American Burger with special burger sauce Ingredients Brioche Buns 1 Pound meat Butter, or Green Leaf Lettuce Vine Rip Tomato, sliced American Cheese, sliced 2 Tablespoons Butter, divided between . . . Read more

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Best RV Spots for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer.  School is out (for most), pools and parks open for the season, and many pack up their RV and head out for their first weekend of camping.  There are plenty of festivals, parades, and of course military memorial celebrations to pay tribute to those who have fought and are fighting for this country.  If you are setting out in your RV to the Nashville area, here are a few of the best RV spots for Memorial Day. Best for Families- Jellystone RV Park, Nashville - Jellystone is one of the top rated RV parks in the Nashville area.  It’s great for families because there is always something to do for the kids to keep them busy.  . . . Read more

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Top Camping Recipes to Add to Your Cookbook

One of the biggest struggles people have when camping or RVing is what to pack for food? When you are limited on resources it can be hard to plan meals that everyone will love. Lucky for you, we've got a few great recipes that you can add to your camping cookbook.  Dutch Oven Mountain Man Breakfast Ingredients                 1 lb mild pork sausage                 1 onion, chopped                 1 clove garlic, minced                 . . . Read more

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Spring Break in the Smokies

All over the country, schools are beginning to take their spring break vacations.  If you are in need of ideas of what to do during your week off then look no further than the Great Smoky Mountains.  There is so much to do and see that you can plan a fun filled vacation for the entire family. Check out what’s fun for spring break in the Smokies this year. There are two big destinations in the Smoky Mountains that draw many visitors: Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg; and both for good reason. There are so many different activities and attractions for people of all ages. Let’s start with Pigeon Forge. Pigeon Forge Probably one of the most visited destinations . . . Read more

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Top 5 National Parks to Visit Around Tennessee

Ever want to get out and see the great outdoors? Witness the awe inducing views and smell the clean, crisp air? Tennessee is home to many beautiful national parks and we would like to give you our top 5 to visit this year! Great Smoky Mountains National Park Millions of people come to visit this park every day and with waterfalls, historic landmarks, and beautiful mountain scenery; who's to blame them? You can find local wildlife walking around and there is never a time when the flowers are not in bloom. Located on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, this is a must see. Visit their website for more information.  Stone River National Park  The Battle of Stones River was one of . . . Read more

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Snowbird Destination near Nashville

When you think of snowbird destinations, most people think of the southern states such as Florida, Texas and Arizona. But you don’t have to travel that far to get away from the cold.  Nashville, Tennessee is a great snowbird destination if you want to escape the harsh winter weather but not travel as far south as the Gulf of Mexico.  Winter temperatures in Nashville average in the 40’s and 50’s for a high with low to moderate rainfall.  They do occasionally get some snow showers but rainfall is more typical for the area for precipitation.  Although the traffic does die down in the winter, you do still get your fair share of tourists. So if you are looking . . . Read more

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